Question about Compaq FP 7317 17" LCD Monitor

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Compaq FP 7317

My monitors green light stays on, but the screen will come on for a second then goes off, it keeps repeating this. I have seen a couple on e-bay with the same problem. any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    When idle or if computer turned off, monitor turns black and although light is green, monitor flashes on momentarily then turns black again

  • Muzik8799 Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same issue also, my father in law took it apart and didn't see any bad solders. But once it get s a little warm after a minute or two it automatically shut off with the green light still showing. I can hit the power button to turn it back on, then it will stay on for about 2 seconds then go back the the black screen, like it's in sleep mode. Any help would be appreciated!
    Matt
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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem, mine goes to sleep, I was able to keep it on log enough to reset, this was quite a trick I had 11 seconds to push the right sequence of buttons, now I get the screen to come on and it mirrors my laptop, but after 10 seconds goes black with power indicator light on "green", this seems to be a common problem, I cant believe there is no solution.

  • firesoul453 Feb 04, 2009

    Im having the same problem. It happened over a year ago. I figured our monitor was just bad and settled for a small crt monitor. Now reading this im very angry at HP and compaq because they gave us such cheap monitors

  • sick of crap Mar 29, 2009

    Same Problem - Turn on computer and it flashes for about 1/2 second, the restarts. Took picture when on and the monitor says that it is "adjusting" but it still does not stay on. If this is the quality HP sells, they won't have much repeat business for very long. I will never buy another computer from them.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    monitor goes off constantly

  • nannypesue Apr 30, 2009

    monitor goes off constantly

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Usually this is a capacitor problem as the electrolyte has broken down and they are not holding as much charge. Look for bulging capacitors and replace them with new ones. They are usually found in sets and are bout 2cm high. the Big capacitor and tiny ones are unlikely to be the issue here.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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Saw this happen on a monitor before, opened it up, found cold solder joints (where the component leads were not soldered very well to the circuit board), fired my solder gun up, resoldered every suspicious looking joint and presto! Been working fine for over a year now. :-)

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See the data cable is properly connected

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