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Gateway FPD 1830 LCD Monitor

When power applied, display briefly comes on -- then blanks off. Power light remains on.

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    My problem is almost exactly the same, only after turning it on and off a few times, it stays on. However, once it finally stays on, there's a slight doubling of the graphics on the screen. E.g., when I look, I see two mouse arrows instead of one, like a little ghosting effect.

    Any ideas on how to fix that?

  • mtelsa9969 Sep 16, 2008

    my monitor wont stay on. the power light is on but the screne is black. if i turn it off then back on the picture comes in for a brief second then goes back to black. you can hear that everything is on in the back but just cant see it. can i fix this problem?

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  • sueuse Oct 31, 2008

    My screen goes black and power lights still on, it does this when i start playing the sims2 games. It hasn't always did this just here recently.

    and after the game gets started it might stay on for about 30 mins then goes out. and i have to keep turning it on and off, and sometimes it has done this on just any website.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    I have a Neso LD588 monitor which is suffering the same problem as described by other users. About six months ago the monitor appeared to fail and I replaced the original power supply with exactly the same type - PSU 12V DC 3.5A 42 Watt TFT LCD-UK

    Hey presto - the montor was functioning again and I was glad it cost only a small amount to fix!

    Last week, I'm not sure if my business premises suffered some sort of electrical spike because my Neso monitor and my CCTV recorder both failed. The CCTV is not getting any power so I have replaced power supply. The Neso monitor is getting power and the screen appears briefly before blacking out. Surely the power supply is not at fault again? If so, was the original supply the correct one?

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    same problem. Comes on briefly then goes blank. Power light stays on.

    Sony SDM-HS75P

  • dmeursing Nov 20, 2008

    I have a 2 DYLM2284's and both of them do the same. I had an ACER monitor that also did the same until it finally wouldn't come on at all anymore. But the fact that two of the same ones from SOYO did it, seems rather odd. I am not about to open them up. They are both brand new. Are they just pieces of c**p?

  • kaiserh1 May 11, 2010

    I have the same issue,all this time I was thinking its the black light,mine is pyxscape sv1170,power light stays green,in a dark room,using a flash light I can see very light image. I will open it again and see if can locate the inverter, my main question is ,is it easy to get part for it,I mean any inverter will work ?

    thanks and I hope inferno 45 is still around



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User "noclew1"
Your problem is the back lights are not being powered. There is a signal going to your FPD because the power light remains on, but the back lights are what helps support an image from the Front Panel Display.
The only way to fix this is to open it up.

If its got 3 boards inside((logic-->video, Inverter, Power)) The problem is the Inverter. Replace it.
If its got 2 boards inside ((Logic-->video, Power)) The problem is the power supply. The inverter is embedded onto it.

Simply replace the part with a known good one, and you got a spanking new monitor.

As for User Guest

Your issue is nearly the same issue when it turns off on you. But the doubling effect is from the power being supplied by an old or weary power outlet to an FPD. That can be the cause. Try different locations.

Well I wish you both luck and I hope this solution can help you with the problem.

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I have a Gateway FPD 1830 Monitor. I have to turn it on usually between 30 to 50 times to get it to turn on. What is wrong, and how can I fix it?

The power supply, the inverter, or the lighting tubes may be defective. I would bet that you need some new capacitors in the power supply or possibly some transistors. Those are the two main failure points that cause the quick power supply shutdown. It detects overload and tries to save itself from total destruction by shutting down.
I bet on capacitors, especially if you never turn the power off but let it sit in standby all the time.

Erratic display

So your Gateway is brand new or a refurb?

Complete power failure on gateway fpd 1830 monitor on last bootup. no light on power button and nothing on screen . A fuse maybe ?????

Could be the fuse. But typically it is the caps on the output have failed.
Usually can find repair kits on e-bay and repair if you are experienced.

I bought a Gateway FPD1830 monator from a friend. What does it need other than a power cord to hook to a dell computer?

VGA or DVI cable, this cable has approx 1" x 1/2 inch blue or white ends and should connect both to the monitor and to the computer to transmit the video signal between the two.

Monitor just stopped powering up one day. Is there a breaker or something?

There is main power fuse in the power supply module, but if the screen flashes on for seconds, then the problem is in the inverter board due to bad caps (very common in this model):

Power supply:

Hope my information will help you out.

I have a FPD 1830 flat screen monitor not displaying picture

Send the monitor. It's a power supply problem. My 15.4" LCD has the problem, too, whenever I move the monitor down, it powers off, and the menu disappears as well, but I'm going to fix the screen.

Display is very low.

The problem is that the "LCD-inverter" part inside the unit has failed. It's a $20 part to replace, but I recommend that you pay a certified technician ($50?) to disassemble the monitor, replace the part, and reassemble it.

Monitor goes blank

I was thinking about your problem, I just had a similar issue and the problem is that the inverter or the power supply with an embedded inverter had gone bad.

The reason it goes black is because the inverter fails to provide power to the LCD Display.

The only way to fix this is to open up the FPD:

*note these are instructions for the most popular FPD 1730*

1.there should be four screws on the back --> plus two large screws that hold the FPD stand and the Monitor together.

2.Open the back by pulling the cover off
Remove 7 screws holding the frame and the power button for the LCD

3.Remove two screws through holding a silver cover and remove cables.(pinkwhite) (blackwhite)
Please note where they belong before removal**

4.On the edges left and right are two screws 4 total ---> remove and remove LCD off of frame**becareful because the backlight Damaging can cause severe damage to your LCD panel.

5.Choose your model
Your FPD has 3 boards (power, inverter(backlights) Logic Video)
replace the inverter with well known good one

Your FPD has 2 boards(Power with inverter on edges, Logic Video)
replace the power board with a well known good one

6.Then do steps 1-5 in reverse order(putting your FPD back together.

I hope this is significant help


Gateway FPD 1830 18.1 in. Flat Panel Problem

Usually in these cases the power supply would be the issue, but you say the OSD window shows up clearly, So the LCD panel is good and the Power Supply /inverter depending on which your FPD has.
FPD 1830 should have 3 boards(logic, Inverter, Power) otherwise just 2(logic, power)

If it is super dim, the problem is the inverter. Or the Power Supply if the inverter is embedded

Otherwise what your issue is the logic board, if you can swap out that part for a good one, Chances are for sure that you will have a spanking new FPD working.

I've worked with these a lot. Im working on one right now.
I hope this helps
Wish you luck

Monitor works on and off

After usual overheating the capacitors, the weakest spot in FPD1830 are four chip resistors located in the inverter board a bit above the middle, you can recognize them as they are bigger than others and located all four in one row. Holding by tweezers simply re-solder them to get rid of micro-cracks in the tin between pads and resistor contacts.
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