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DELL 17' MONITOR STATUS LIGHT FLASHES, BUT WON'T COME ON

Hello, my dell monitor was working fine then one day, it tried to come on but shut back off. then the status light just blinks about every five seconds like its trying to kick back on. when you leave it plugged in for a while it would finally "click over" and come on, i can use it for about 2 days to a week, then it does it again. this time however, the blinking eventually stops and the solid green power on light comes on but has no picture. when you try to restart the computer you get an image for about 2 seconds then the blinking starts all over. i'm pretty good with electronics and i have a fluke multimeter. i just have no idea on where to start with this problem. please help

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  • mchristopher Feb 16, 2009

    i have the same problem only mine just always does that i cant even use mine. i turn it on and then it stays good for about 2 seconds then goes to black. every time i restart my computer it does the same thing

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Sounds like capacitors in the power supply. Open it up and check for any swolen Caps.

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