Was working fine and wife said it just blinked off one day. Now when first plugged in the blue led lights for about a second then nothing. I bought the unit at FRYS and they cant (wont) even give me a phone number for factory warranties because I didnt pay extra for their crappy warranty and refuse to help me. I have traced the manufacturer to taiwan and then to a place near shenzen but the web sites **** and have no customer service contacts. The closest tech support is in the UK and they emailed me back that they only support UK customers. I am in the process of disassembling the unit but hope for factory service info. thanks, john landis
Same Monitor, same problem. Solution: I changed the colors setting to 16 bit from 32 bit, and that cleared the problem. I then changed back to 32 bit and it still worked. How long, not known yet. So , go to display settings, find COLORS: and then change to 16 bit.
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stepstve, You will find some vid clips on monitor tear-down at YouTube if u search under LCD repair and or bad capacitors. Is this monitor one that has a "lay on floor" brick power supply, or does monitor plug directly into wall outlet? If you open monitor look for capacitors with swollen tops of their aluminum can housings. Take pictures or video of what u do!!!! Just so u can put it back together with no leftover parts!!!! Have a friend help you. How old is monitor? Also search under "cold cathode fluorescent tubes" for information on how they operate.
you should also understand some basics of "switch-mode-power-supplies" and how they operate. Bye for now. lmistyrel @ aol.com
It sounds like you have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors will
blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors
overheating in the confined space of he monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix he problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You
can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad
parts,replace any that look like the pictures and your monitor should
work fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and
- connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one
the same way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair
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if the screen was fryed the fuse would of blew which means there would be no lights at all.. the best thing you can do is plug your screen into another pc to see if anything happens.. if nothing happens then yeah your screen must of messed up somewhere.. but if your screen works on another computer then your graphics card config cant be right somewhere along the line
Change the screen resolution. The video card or video display may not be compatible to the supported video setting of the monitor. Try changing the video resolution to a lower setting such as 1024x768 and bit depth to 32 bit.
this is just an led burnout. lots of us think that these don't burn out but, they do in rare cases. to replace this, you will have to repackage and mail this monitor back to the manufacture for repair.
The power supply is the first thing that the 110v electric line goes into.
The invertor is the next item past the power supply, or sometimes contained within it. I do not thing monitors are a DIY repair.
First substitute a different monitor to confirm that it is, in deed , the monitor and not the video card.
A blinking blue light indiactes that your power-inverter board is not
putting out what it should. It needs an overhaul which may be a simple
as changing out the capacitors on the boards.
It could go beyong that to transistors or even a bad bulb.
It will have to be opened up to do that.
A picture may show visual signs of damage. If you can take one and email it to me , I'll take a look.
Does the led on front of the monitor stay blue or does it become amber ?
If it becomes amber, then you are not getting a signal.
No harm in trying this : You can try to see if it is a contact problem.
With the monitor unplugged.
Use a small paper clip to run in and out of the blue vga plug holes a
few times each to make sure they are not plugged or gummed up.
If that doesn't help and you know that your video cord is good, then I
am afraid to say that more than likely there is a problem with yor
If it stays blue then the signal is there but the screen isn't fully
lighting up, leading to a failing power-inverter board or a bad bulb.