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Doesn't turn on power led flashing blue then light blue then off

I would love to know how to repair this monitor. haven't tried the 8caps problem but that doesn't seem to work for everyone...maybe the error code from the power button is helpful if i watch/record it. any error code lists? Many thanks
matt Matt.radtke@gmail.com

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  • dave73 Sep 07, 2008

    i have the same problem, my moniter won't turn on, if i unplug it then plug it back in, the power button flashes a couple of times then goes off.

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    If I unplug it then plug it back in then the blue light in the power switch would about four times then stays on solid and no display on the screen and I can't turn on the power on the blue light. I would have to unplug it again and then it does the same thing over and and over again. There is this site (monitordepotusa.com) that fixes them for $98.00 plus shipping.

  • bjtera Oct 29, 2008

    I am having much the same problem. My computer is running XP and has worked fine for over 2yrs. It was working fine last night. when I tried to turn it on this morning the power button flashes at about a rate of 1-1.5 sec. if I am looking at the screen then I can see the gateway logo flash on for only a brief second and then off. I then tried to disconnect the monitor and only power it on independently to see if it would display "no signal" or go into standby. I only get the same flashing problem. I have tried hooking it up to my older computer that is also running XP and I still get the same flickering problem. One more observation is that no matter how long I leave the monitor on it will only flicker the gateway logo. This leads me to believe that it might be something with the Power Supply other wise I would see my desk top or other screens in between the flickering. Any help would be greatly helpfull.

  • bromeed Dec 26, 2008

    i have the same problem and it occured after i tried to download ubuntu

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