I am pretty sure that my monitor has the same problem as others mentioned here (starts for a few seconds, then goes black). I did the "flashlight test" (thank you for that) and can see my desktop. Do you know of anyplace on the web that explains how to replace the FPD1760 inverter board with step-by-step directions? This monitor is just out of warranty and I decided to give replacing the inverter board a shot before I give up on it.
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Re: Replacing Inverter Board
I did some poking around and only found a few places that sold inverter boards for this monitor. Ebay has one that sells for about $80:
I wasn't able to find any specific instructions posted, however, taking a typical LCD panel apart and replacing the board shouldn't be too difficult. The only hard part is not getting shocked, which is why this is not a job for the typical user. Anyway to disassemble the typical LCD you remove the pedestal from the back of the LCD then remove the screws around the back of the LCD, remove the back and look for the inverter board. Typically it is covered with a metal shield; again the hard part is knowing how to correctly handle the parts.
Considering you can buy a new 17" LCD for $120 to $150 (and has a 1 year warranty) you might want to consider investing in a new monitor instead. If you have any other questions let us know, otherwise please don?t forget to rate this posting.
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chb3113, You will need to do the Flashlight test when monitor goes to black screen! Tell me what you see or don't see by holding a bright flashlight 1 inch from sscreen where you know something should be!!! If you see the icons or win-start button then switch-mode-supply is in partial shutdown mode. See nothing, then SMPS in full shutdown mode. Sounds like failed capacitors on SMPS printed circuit board or problem with the cold cathode fluorescent lamp electronic ballast circuit which lights-up your lamps. If not willing to do the research and the repair work, then just trade-in for new unit. Do some reading in my and other CCFL back-lit lcd monitor tech's fixya profiles to see if DIY will work for you. Follow links you find there. "budmrtn" "buddymc" "12fixlouie" (me) are just some of the files you should read and also visit YOUTUBE for repair video clips of other owners who repair their units for less than $10 in parts. Reply back here to this response with comment and rate this response if you feel it was helpful after doing your reading and research. 12fixlouie
maryfoldesi1, Your monitor power supply is going into shutdown mode becauce it has detected a fault within the unit. A technician will need to evaluate it. Before doing anything visit YOUTUBE to view vid clips of "LCD monitor disassembly" and "LCD monitor repair" Also read more of my responses to other owners that have BLACK SCREEN problems and find out all your options you have open to you. You did not tell us if you can still see the Win-desktop AFTER it goes BLACK. Is it also BLANK or can you still see a faint image on lcd panel if holding a bright flashlight 1 inch from screen? lmistyrel on aim.com 12fixlouie on fixya
mhaupt, Tell me if it is both BLACK and BLANK or just BLACK after you do the flashlight trick !!! This is no joke!! understand?? When the screen goes black hold bright flashlight where you saw an image on the screen (icon or win start button) and tell me what you see or don't see!!
Get back to fixya with new comment to your original post. 12fixlouie
Yes, It sounds like the backlight inverter circuit is shutting down. No inverter power, no backlight. On some monitors the inverter circuit will shot circuit the power power supply which makes the power light flash on some it just kills the backlight. You can usually check with a flashlight. Hold the flashlight pointed at the screen and see if you can see any of the icons or background picture. If you can then it is the backlight circuit or backlight tubes, usually the circuit.
Try shining a flashlight on the screen, or without the flashlight, try to see if you can distinguish anything on the screen at all, if you do, the backlight is dead, or the monitor has an internal most likely unfixable problem.
oboy, One thing to try is the flashlight test. and get backto me with your findings. Tell me, does this lcd show a nice display only for 1-2 seconds and then a black screen when connected to a fully booted PC with Windows desktop displayed? Shine a bright flashlight 1-2 inches from panel and tell me if you see the WINDOWS START Button at lower left of screen even though screen is black! Get back to me if you can. I'm louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel @ aol.com BYE for now.