Question about Gateway FPD1760 17" LCD Monitor

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Replacing Inverter Board

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. thank you

Posted by LAURA TRIBBLE on

  • LAURA TRIBBLE Feb 06, 2007

    Thanks very much for your response. Sounds like it would be better to invest in another monitor when I need one. I had thought the inverter board might be around $30-$50. What I actually did was had this one go bad, it was under warranty so it was replaced, and then I had such a nasty cold during the month of January it was all I could do to get to work and maintain, so I missed the deadline for getting this old one back to Gateway. I called and they don't give extensions... another lesson learned. Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    Gateway FPD1960 model 900G TFT monitor. Replaced 5 bulging capacitors on the inverter board. 3 - 470uF25v, 105c and 2 - 220uF25v,105c. The same problem exists. Comes on for about second then blanks. Changing the capacitors did make the color more vibrant, that's all. This monitor ran fine on a dell laptop with a ATI Radeon mobility X1300 vid card. The monitor came off of a Gateway computer with a GeForce 6100 onboard video. Same video card i am using.. Will change out the rest of the capacitors next week. I have changed resolution and refresh rate to every one available and the monitor will still not work on the desktop. (This was difficult when screen only flashes for a second.)

    Any suggestions would be appreciated........

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ALL the electrolytic capacitors on the power supply/inverter board have to be replaced. Including the 47uf cap.
Mine works like a dream now. :-)

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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: http://cgi.ebay.com/Backlight-Inverter-for-Gateway-FPD1930-LCD-Monitor_W0QQitemZ160070918225QQcategoryZ174QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWINQ3aPOST0Q3aRECOQ3aBINQQcmdZViewItem 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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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2007

    Glad to help

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