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Monitor Display Problem.

I am having a problem with my computer monitor, the Polyview V17E 17" LCD. It started when I returned from a trip during which the monitor was powered off and unplugged. When I first turned it on everything was fine, so I turned it off and left. Later, when I returned and turned it on it displayed gray striations (stretched-out) on the enture screen for a second or two then went black, however the blue LED power light stays lit. Turning it off then on using the power button does nothing. Unplugging it, on the other hand, reproduces the above situation with the striations followed by a blank screen. Unplugging the display input (I use DVI) does nothing. Switching to the VGA input also does nothing. Having no input at all plugged in, just the power, also produces the same results. I tried shining a flashlight into the blank monitor (as some of the other solutions here suggest) but I see nothing. It very much looks as though the monitor is shut off except for the blue LED. When I look under the Control Panel/Display/Settings it lists the Polyview monitor as "Not Active." Luckily I have a duel monitor set-up which makes this computer remain usable while also making it easier to troubleshoot the problem. Thank you very much ahead of time for any help that can be offered.

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  • Mike Smith May 31, 2007

    I posted that last night. Overnight I left the monitor unplugged. This morning I plugged it in and turned it on. I was once again greeted with the aformentioned gray striations but afterwards, this time, they went to a normal screen displaying everything just the way I left it. So now my question is this... Should I be worried? Is some part breaking/dying? Or is this just an odd occurance? Once again, any help is greatly welcomed.

  • Mike Smith May 31, 2007

    Of course, right after I posted that it had the same problem again.

  • Kiwitoo Jan 04, 2008

    I have exactly the same symptoms as you had Mike with the Polyview. Did you change the capacitors and if so what was the result.

    I would have changed my caps except they do not have any value numbers on them. Surely the name and ID would not be on the underside of the solid caps? Any info welcome.

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Like most of these LCD monitors it is more than likely a PSU problem to do with the Electrolytic Capacitors, These in all probability will be faulty.. there are usually about 4 - 6 from 1000uF to 100uF replace ALL with same or better.

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