I own a Sony LCD SDM-HS73 Monitor, its almost 4 years old.
Never had any problems with it until now. When my computer has been turned off for awhile, and I turn it back on, the monitor green light comes on, but the screen is black. I have to uplug the monitor from the power supply, and when its plugged back in, everything is fine.
So, I took it to a repair guy. He replaced the G board, and had the A board rebuilt. $195 later, I bring it home, and nothing has changed.
I am going to do the flashlight test, but I am trying to find out if the "inverter" board is the G or A board, because I think this guy just ripped me off.
Any help would be great.
It's funny when reading sweetanne post on her Sony LCD SDM-HS73 Monitor which I also have ,I could copy her word for word ( I own a Sony LCD SDM-HS73 Monitor, its almost 4 years old.
Never had any problems with it until now. When my computer has been turned off for awhile, and I turn it back on, the monitor green light comes on, but the screen is black. I have to uplug the monitor from the power supply, and when its plugged back in, everything is fine. ) Only mine does come on but it takes anywhere up to 15 minutes to come on and I've noticed with the green power light on I cant press to shut off unless I'm shutting the computer off.. Sony was no help gave me a number to call so I called it and yes up to $200 to fix if they can so for the time I will just have to put up with this. :-(
Thanks for your response. I actually sent my monitor out to guy that does LCD repairs for cheap. He changed out the video board and did repairs similar to yours but still couldn't get the monitor to work. After some more testing, he found that one of the chips that contained Sony's proprietary firmware had gone bad and said there really was no way to replace the chip.
It definitely seems like we had the same problem, so I thought this information may help. I'm sorry that you paid so much for repairs that didn't solve the problem.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the fact is you have a very old monitor. My research tells me that it is almost 10 years old.
The obvious problem and the one most likely is that the power board inside the monitor is going. It is common in LCD monitors of this age. Do yourself a favor and junk it and replace is with a new larger better monitor. They are so much better these days and so much much cheaper.
You can get a 22 inch wide screen monitor on Walmart.com right now for $104.00 and pick it up at your local Walmart with free shipping. Not advocating Walmart necessarily just pointing out. Recycle your old monitor responsibly and pick up a new one. No matter how cheap it is it will be better than what you have now and your current monitor is not worth a technicians time.
If you don't have the money for a new one go to your local thrift shop and get a working 17 inch for $20. Good luck.
jlallen54, When lcd panel goes to a dark condition please shine a bright flashlight 1 inch from screen an tell me if screen data is still displayed during this "blackout" condition. It might be just a single (1) poor and now thermally intermittant solder connection on the printed circuit board inside the monitor. Do some reading first and then you will understand the problem that your monitor has. 12fixlouie
this type of discoloration problem occurs due to magnetic field near by ur monitor may be due to speakers or some other appliances... just keep some distance between them wit the monitor then on the monitor press menu and give degauss once... i am damn sure your problem will be fixed...
I had the same problem for about a week and solved it yesterday by
downloading the latest driver by NVDIA who makes my video card (NVDIA
I had previously updated the latest Sony driver for the monitor. It did
not solve the problem but could be part of the solution in conjunction
with the new video card driver.