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Erratic display My display was dark when I returned home. After turning it on and off a brief flickering image appeared then the display turned dark. The computer works fine with another monitor. Turning it on and off brings up a brief flickering image, but it only lasts a second or so before going dark. I just recieved a Gateway FPD 1830,it powers up,but the screen is blank,and when I push the source or on/off button I see the screen display but only for a second or two then it goes blank again. I have cleaned the dust from the controls ,but the problem persists. Thanks , Darryl-Las Vegas

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Since the computer works fine with another monitor, now try the defective monitor on another computer.

Problem persists, you got a failing electronic part inside or the monitor cable.

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Hi-

For you to check if its the monitor that you are having an issue with the monitor itself is by trying it on a different computer, if it has other options to connect to your PC using a different cable, DVI as an example, then try that as well.

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It is a problem on main pcb, probably a burnt capacitor or an IC failing. Check also that is not the power adapter failing, but if lights keeps flickering it is the display.
You need to take it to repair shop to fix this.

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I was supposed to paste the whole article, but instead here is the link i founf on how to repair your issue.

How to repair flickering Gateway FPD 1830 flat panel color LCD monitor

good luck - voodoomox

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So your Gateway is brand new or a refurb?

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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    Are you using the analog connector or the DVI connector?

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    Brian Berndt Aug 02, 2008

    Try these tips:



    Make sure that the video cable is connected securely to the back of the monitor and your computer.



    Make sure that the power cord is connected correctly to both the back of the monitor and the wall outlet.


    Try to restart the PC with your monitor ON.


    Check all video cables for damaged pins!

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