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No monitor power

My lcd monitor just turned off and now wont work,have changed the fuse in the plug still no it worth getting it fixed or would i be best getting a new one?

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I had the same problem with my technosonic, power leads lit up but no power to monitor. was about to throw it away when i realised my laptop lead would fit monitor, so as one last ditch attempt i plugged it in and lo and behold the monitor came on. so the problem was the power lead, even though it lit up and appeared to be working,not the monitor.

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