I have 2 Gatway model FPD1950 19in flatscreen monitors. The 2nd was working fine until my power went out and came back on seb=veral times. Concerned about a power surge, I went to turn my computers off. When the power came back on, I could not power on the monitor. The scrren stayed black and no power light. I of course changed, power cords, wall sockets and even with it disconnected from the computer, I get no green power light. Then I went to the other monitor (same model) and noticed that I could get no power with it either. This monitor was not even connected during the power outage and it previously worked fine also. Didn't use it only because it had 5 or 6 specs on the screen. I did notice that when I 1st plug in the power cord, the screen would become grey for a milli-second. Then nothing and still no gren power light. Any suggestions?
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Hi Brandon , Well , you got me on this one , you can try 1 of 2 things , 1st - google your make and model/manual , get the info you can with that ,,,or 2nd , email www.gatway.com and ask for the schematic , and lots of luck with that one .............I think the most info you will be from google ...................Good luck Roy
Your monitor problem is causes by the power supply. What is happening is the power supply voltages are not stable, just enough to power the unit up. When you connect it to a video signal the power demands slightly increase and the power supply can't handle it. This is a very common problem with LCD after a few years of use. The issue with the power supply is the capacitors have started to fail. These parts are used to filter the output voltage and when they start to fail the outputs start rippling hence the problem you are having. Here is a link to a repair article that shows how to repair the Gateway FPD1975W monitor. http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/gateway-fpd1975w-monitor-repair/
Only if you need the heat from it; flatscreens of the same size use around 1/10 the power of the CRTs. Since businesses could make up the cost of the monitor in less than a year of the power savings, in 2000, it's definitely safe and wise to go flatscreen in 2008.
I used a CRT to heat sandwiches in a place with no microwaves in 1993. Otherwise they're hulking abominations that kill species.