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Computer Monitor problems

by volsfan199 / April 15, 2005 3:33 AM PDT

I have a Compaq 5017m LCD flat panel monitor. It will not stay on for any period of time. The screen goes black, although I can barely see the outline of what is suppose to be on the screen. And I can barely see my cursor moving around. When I turn it on it will stay on for about 2 seconds, then go off again. It never stays on for longer than that.

What could be the problem? Is it something I will have to get repair at the computer shop? IF so, estimated cost?

thank you!

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by jcrobso / April 15, 2005 4:01 AM PDT

How old is it? Is it still under warranty? LCDs have lamps behind the screen and lamps go bad. I don't know the cost. John

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by volsfan199 / April 15, 2005 5:31 AM PDT

I actually bought it used (I bascially got it for free, gave $4 for it). I knew it wasnt working properly when I got it, I thought I could possibly get it fixed for a good price. I was just wondering if someone else had the same thing happen to theirs, and what the problem was....

I googled the problem, but couldnt find any info on exactly what my monitor is doing.

Is it wise to even get these repaired?
If not, I will just sell it on ebay as-is.

thanks!

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by volsfan199 / April 18, 2005 5:22 AM PDT

Nobody has any thoughts on the monitor?

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A bet, not a thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2005 5:26 AM PDT

I bet repair exceeds replacement cost.

Bob

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