I did some computer work for a friend that had an extra HP F1703 monitor that didn't work. I took the "broken" monitor in exchange for the work that I did. I did a search online to see if there was a fix for this "blackout" problem and came across this site. I thought of the new power supply that most talk about. Then I thought about the bad solder connections. I figured that the solder connections inspection and fix would be the first step in elimination and would be a lot cheaper than the new power supply. The solder joints are bad, and inspecting under a large magnifying glass and a good light I saw what was talked about. Using gromit588's disassembly instructions, and the link that lewong posted I was able to fix this monitor. I understand that many have had luck with display settings and screensaver options and new power supply plugs, bios settings and other software or power settings, however these do not fix a physical problem. Thanks again and these bad solder connections are an obvious problem.
Description and a few photos here: http://home.pacbell.net/cmonte/monitor/f1703.htm
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