I had the same problem with the exact same model of Gateway 19" LCD. Likely this is the same issue you're experiencing, and I hope you're able enough with a multi-meter and soldering iron to fix this issue, or willing enough to tear this thing down to its components and at least try to fix it.... otherwise you have a fancy dead-weight object on your hands/desk.
In my case, the 5V power was fried so I actually inserted a 5V 2A power supply inside the monitor housing and soldered the +5V and GND leads to the marked connector pins that connect the power board(larger) to the vga signal board(much smaller). I stripped the guts from the 5V power supply so it would fit easier, and then stole power from the 120v monitor input and directly wired that to the wires that were
hooked to the 120v power supply prongs(after removing those prongs as well). The monitor looks and functions as if it were brand new, there's nothing extra hanging out and no bulges anywhere. It works excellent.
Aside from my more-so hackful approach, here's some links and quotes, from other sites, from people who know what components to replace on the power board and still achieve a well-working end result.
I repair the Gateway FPD1960, FPD1975W and FPD2185W monitors. You can contact me at email@example.com if interested. If
you can remove the power/inverter board it will save $$ on shipping
costs. I have sucessfully repaired hundreds of these monitors. From: http://gatewaymonitors.blogspot.com/2007/09/gateway-monitor-recall.htmlRuss
Thank you Michael & Germel & everyone else for your help. I
replaced the 5 470microfarad and 4 220microfarad caps on the FPD1960
and it works again. If your in the Metro Detroit area I can perform
this repair for $60 onsite.
June 19, 2008 10:57 AM