Question about Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD Television
It's very likely a problem with some of the capacitors in the power supply area. You can search for similar fixes here on this site. I'm ordering parts now for mine. Two of the eight tall/blue capacitors in a bunch have tops that are bulging (but I'll replace all eight since they're cheap). There's a pair of two in the middle of the same board on mine with bulging tops and there are four transistors in that same area that look like they got too hot. Most people seem to be getting away with only replacing the bulged capacitors but here is my total part list from digikey.com:
785-1106-1-ND quantity 2 (the D405-marked transistors) 785-1114-1-ND quantity 2 (the D408-marked transistors) P12389-ND quantity 8 (the 470uF capacitors) P12383-ND quantity 2 (the 220uF capacitors)
The total part list is about $7.50 with another $2.50 or less shipping. It's a pain to take apart, given the small connectors inside. The fix assumes you have soldering skills.
Go with these from digikey versus Radio Shack. They're rated for 220 degrees fahrenheit versus only 85 degrees and they're about a third less cost.
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
This may sound kooky, but it works for my similar problem with my Gateway 2100 monitor. It would Flicker (Gateway symbol) repeatedly, and I could not use the power button to cycle on and off. 'sometimes' by itself, it would come on, but it was rare. Finally, I tried taking a hair dryer to the vent in the back, warm up the elements and remove any humidity, and so far it has worked like magic (did not have to disassemble, just blew air through the vent). After about 30 seconds of blow drying the vent, the monitor would turn on. It seems like for my case, whatever element that had a poor connection would heat up enough to make a good connection, and/or if there was any humidity, then the hairdryer cleared it out. Just a though, if you want to give it a shot. It works for me, and saves me from buying a monitor for a while and/or paying for a repair. Cheers.
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
First, try disconnecting and reconnecting the monitor cable at both ends (pc and monitor). If this doesn't help, the power or inverter board are probably bad. Check with the manufacturer to see if you are still in warranty. If not, you may want to look at a new monitor or see how much Gateway would charge to repair it. Gateway is owned by Acer now, and their repair rates are usually very reasonable.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 01, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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