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LCD Monitor Doesn't Turn On

by Highscore2600 / February 3, 2008 4:42 AM PST

When it comes to knowing how to identify a computer problem, i can most likely fix it. But one avenue i've yet to travel down, is fixing a LCD Monitor.

I have a KDS USA 17' monitor that will not turn on. Prior to this it would show weird lines running horizontally across my screen whenever i would take it off the screen-saver. Then it started getting worse till the point that when i would take it off the screen-saver or turn the monitor off for a while, then back on, my screen would be a epilepsy causing pixelized mess. Atleast till i would turn it off, then back on. Or until the image would slowly return to normal.

So after a couple weeks of this it eventually would not turn on anymore. Whenever i hook it up, the power light would flashes for a second. Does anyone know if there is a part i need to replace? Or something i need to fettle with? Or is it just plan out R.I.P?


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Sounds pretty dead
by Jimmy Greystone / February 3, 2008 6:33 AM PST

Sounds pretty dead to me. Electronics these days are not constructed with the idea of repairing in mind, but rather that the entire unit will just be replaced. So there's generally not anything for you to "fettle" with even if you wanted to.

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Buy another one
by Dawg Monitor / February 3, 2008 7:14 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds pretty dead

I don't think it's the video card, unless you want to test, then it must be a problem internally. My 19" LCD didn't turn on due to something burnt inside cause by some type of electrical problem(Got surge arrest to protect the rest).

Go with Jimmy, no point in paying more that you got for it.

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