20 Most Recent Sceptre 17" LCD Monitor Questions & Answers


I fixed mine. Had to replace one bulging capacitor in the power supply. Yours may need more or less but it was pretty easy if you do any electronics. The specifics can be found under some of the other problem posts, especially for one of the 19" sceptres.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Jun 07, 2013


Any lights?

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Apr 10, 2013


try with restarting computer & press F8 at the same time. u will see a menu where choose "safe mode" & start the computer. in safe mode see the display properties, set the refresh rate & resolution according to monitors specifications, apply & restart again. if that does not work, replace the main board of lcd monitor.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


Are you talking about the computer only bootup in safe mode or the monitor screen lit up and goes black?
This monitor is known to have bad caps as shown in my pictures here: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Sceptre%20X7G/

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011


If you have proper tools and know how to solder and good at taking things apart.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010


do an advanced search on ebay for seller techtronsaver he should be able to supply you with the parts you need

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Jun 06, 2010


Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed Sceptre monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on May 21, 2010


OK, you will have four connectors (each one with pink and white wires), there are two set of the connectors, two are above the transformer, two below the transformer. The monitor uses four lamps, two for the top side of the screen, two for the bottom side of h screen. You can plug either one of the pair of the connector to the top group of the connector, same for the bottom group of the connectors.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Sceptre%20X7G/

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on May 05, 2010


Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed Sceptre monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://www.badcaps.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010


Just pop them off with screw driver, see the pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Sceptre%20X7G/

Look for bad caps.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Mar 24, 2010


try a different cable.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Mar 24, 2010


try www.newegg.com or google search for it, sry thats the best i can think of!

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009


I have a bad power supply in mine as well. trick to opening it was popping off the silver caps on the base to remove the base. then using 2 bladed screwdrivers carefully pry the front plastic bezel off the back. there is no glue just locking tabs.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009


Yes, its not the bulbs, its the inverters that are build right into the power module and all that is wrong with that is one or more bad capacitors (bulging or burst) so don't waste $100 getting a new module from Sceptre, fix it yourself (if you have the skills and tools - which wasn't much - a new cap, some flux core solder, and iron, maybe some desoldering braid and then basically a little desoldering and then resoldering). I got lucky and only had to replace one 330uF 16V cap that was bulging and mine is all fixed. For more specifics check under the Sceptre 19" monitors where some very detailed repair procedures are posted.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Sep 20, 2009


My problem sounds equivelant: The problem is that it will power down after 15 minutes, then take 1/2 hour or more to power back up!I believe I have solved my problem with my X7G! I remember seeing a direction on the only direction papaer I got with it that told me to Turn off ALL POWER SAVING WINDOWS SETTINGS! I think the monitor is set to care for all the monitor/power saving itself. I am going to try it and will get back to you, or just try it yourselfs!
CWD

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Sep 13, 2009


it's your inverter.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009


It's these cheap power inverters! They blow out in 3 months.


Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Mar 02, 2009


Let's rule out the obvious first. It may be that a power surge has blown out the power supply on the monitor but let's check the outlet as well. Plug a lamp into the same outlet that the monitor is plugged into. If the lamp works, the monitor may have gotten zapped. If it doesn't work, plug the monitor into a known working outlet. If it turns on, the outlet is the problem. If it doesn't, your power supply may have gotten zapped in a power surge. This is assuming you don't have it all plugged into a power strip. Perchance would you be using a UPS (uninterruptable power supply)? If not, it's a good idea to purchase one for the next such occurence. You really don't need a heavy duty one. Just one that will give you about 5 minutes or so to power down after you have saved your work so nothing is lost. They also protect against such spikes and surges. Let me know what you find out.

Sceptre 17" LCD... | Answered on Feb 15, 2009

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