Thread: Monitor Failure
July 10th, 2012, 03:32 PM #1
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Good day! I have been having an issue with my monitor not turning on and wondered if you had any advice for me.
Issue: The monitor does come on (eventually) and stay on until I turn it off, but actually getting it on is a great issue. When I press the power button the monitor power light turns on green as it should but the monitor clicks, flashes once fainly and then does nothing. If i repeatedly turn it on and off, it will eventually turn on however its taking longer and longer to make 'click' on. The last time I gave up after 20 minutes and retried the following day to have it come on in a few attempts. I usually just never turn it off as to avoid this issue, however storm power failures and whatnot turn it off on me. Everything is connected ok and the computer itself is fine. I assume something went out with the monitor; however, I have no clue what or how to replace it. Any ideas?
Flat Panel 19in
Dell (I think)
Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz 1.5A Max
July 10th, 2012, 04:10 PM #2
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Hello and welcome to TechIMO!
If the pc is fine as you note, not to sound to general here, but have you checked the power cable running to the back of the monitor isn't very slightly loose, even at the port itself being loose?
I know you mentioned everything cable wise appears ok, but the only reason I say that is that I had a similar issue with one of my previous monitors, though the power seemed constant, me hitting the power on/off button was actually moving the cable just enough for it no to show a complete visual. An odd situation nonetheless to keep in mind.
On that note, have you tried to swap out the dvi/vga/hdmi (whatever of the three it's running) with a seperate cable?
If possible and it does have multiple inputs, have you tried it to see if the issue replicates between each one?Main PC: AMD FX-8350 / 16gb DDR3 1600 / AMD 7970GE 1200mhz Core & 1600mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
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July 11th, 2012, 09:21 AM #3
I had a Samsung that was getting darker and darker, slower and slower. Finally I found a UTube video telling me how to open it up, which I did, and found two swollen capacitors.
I replaced them at the local electronics store for around $ 1.00 each, and I'm using it right now. Run's great!
Maybe that is your problem. Either way, it looks like it's heading for the junk pile so it's worth a try.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
July 11th, 2012, 11:13 AM #4
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Hi kale, welcome to TechIMO!
Solo and Chuck both have offered some good input. I'd definitely play around with the cables and makes sure they are good and plugged in fully.
Assuming it's not an issue with cabling, chances are it might be a hardware problem within the monitor (like a capacitor as Chuckie said). These issues can be fixed if you are skilled in working with electronics (such as doing soldering). Otherwise, you'll need to take it to a local repair shop or recycle the monitor and purchase a new one.Good job, friend-of-friends!
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