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17" Sony monitor black, on/off switch yellow

My husband is not tech savvy, neither am I. Would it be more economical to have it fixed or buy a new one? It was just working this morning. Bot it in May 06.

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It may not be a inverter problem if your light is orange, if when you turn it on it says "no signal going to power save" then it is not the inverter because you can see the message. i am having the same problem with my sony sdm-hs73, and through my research the problem seems to be coming from the video/controller board. i dont know where to find one of these to replace my bad one though. any help would be apreciated.

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Hi...there,
It's seems your backlight inverter finally burnt out on ya... Need to replaced a new inverter or you can repaired yourself and show your hubby who the boss in the house...hehehe... Only need to replaced a couple of capacitors...that cost about $10 bucks! Well...good lucks!

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