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Lcd Monitor Problem

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#1 .Prodigy.


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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:49 PM

Up until now, I haven't had any problems with this monitor. It's a 19" Viewsonic LCD, which I bought about 18 months ago.

Last night as I was working on the computer, my monitor suddenly shut off and powers back on again, almost instantly. It was strange, but I didn't think much of it. About 15 minutes later, the monitor does it again, but instead of coming back on, it shuts back off and turns on repeatedly. I've tried plugging it into another computer, and got the same results. Even when the monitor isn't plugged into any computer, it just cycles on and off. It flashes a single image of the desktop before turning back off.

I did a quick google search, and while I didn't find anybody with the exact problem, similar problems pointed to a bad power supply inside the monitor. Is this something that I can get fixed at a computer repair store for a reasonable amount, or should I just junk it and buy a new one?

Any suggestions would be appreciated; I'll try just about anything before I have to buy a new monitor.

Edited by .Prodigy., 30 March 2008 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:13 PM

If there is a brick between your display and the wall, I'd replace the brick. If there is not (and the entire psu is inside the monitor), you are going to spend more on parts and labor than buying a new display. (Figuring ~60 for the new part, ~120 in labor (and thats relatively cheap)).

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

The problem buying almost any electronics parts is availability I've waited months for a single part. Usually there's a minimum order and you have to by a hundred. I've had some luck getting monitor parts on eBay. What I'm getting at is it will take some time and if you need it now you're better off buying a new one
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