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Unbelievable Problem connecting LCD Monitor


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#1 Dennis Leefarr

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 11:28 AM

This is the second time of posting, after a few replies the page just dissapeared or was removed. Better luck this time!
I bought a LCD Monitor at a boot sale and as it was identical to one I already had I didn't anticipate any problems. I could never have expected the one that arrose! When I attempted to connect it I found that there was no 12v 5a Power input socket. The monitor has no makers name but carries a Model and Serial number. It was manufactured in China in 2003 and has obviously been in use since. There must be some way to apply the power ? I will be most interested in any opinions and observations. I have made Photograph's which can be examined on line at the following website.



http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor1.jpg
(I Hope that at least one of these links work)

I wanted to share something on Photobucket with you: http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor1.jpg

As I am new to this forum I can only hope that I have not done anything against the forum rules.
Dennis

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
EDIT: Fixed link - I hope

Edited by garmanma, 04 July 2009 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2009 - 12:47 PM

This is the second time of posting, after a few replies the page just dissapeared or was removed. Better luck this time!


Unfortunately I don't have a reply to your issue as I do not have the knowledge in that area.

However I do want to address the concerns you mention which I have quoted. I have not seen the post that you mention disappearing. If you look under your name at the left as of this reply you have a total of 3 posts. All which I can account for. The one I am replying to here and the two in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1293554 which are posts #1 and #3. Did you post it under another account. It has not been counted and I cannot find a 'fourth' post to know it even existed.

So I can say with certainty the post you claim to have disappeared has not been moved or deleted. For whatever reason it did not make it to this forum. I hope I have been able to partially answer the mystery of your post.

And best of luck on your issue. I have confidence someone will be able to help you.

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

It would certainly help if you showed us the back of the monitor

and also what the end of the cable plug looks like.


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but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


#4 Dennis Leefarr

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:47 PM

The link to 'Photobucket 'clearly' shows the 'Back,Bottom and Front' of the monitor the only lead emerging is the standard 'Blue' plug terminated one which connects to the computer.
Dennis


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:57 PM

Some links are missing.

Does the access panel best seen in this one:

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor3.jpg

open to reveal anything?

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 06:01 PM

Actually, both links in your first post go only to your "Monitor1.jpg" phot -- a photo of the monitor from the front.

I used a little intuition and figured that you might have used the same naming scheme for other photos and came up with:

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor2.jpg

and

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor3.jpg



I can see the voltage requirements on the tag, and no line or jack for a power supply. None of your photos (that I've found) show the plug at the end of the single cable. Does it look standard? Assuming that there's no hidden access behind a removable panel, I'd guess the power connection must be in that cable.



EDIT: Platypus beat me to it.

Edited by Capn Easy, 04 July 2009 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:48 PM

hey dennis, noticed you were online and thought this would be a good time to grab you, i have heard of computer powering screens, but the computer has to have quite a large power supply, i actually used to have one like this, but the screen was rather pathetic, i think because there is obviously a limit on what you can draw out of a computer power supply without overloading the socket it is plugged into.

Edited by frank_cheese, 05 July 2009 - 01:04 PM.

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#8 Dennis Leefarr

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for the comment Frank, much appreciated.
Dennis


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:32 PM

Some links are missing.

Does the access panel best seen in this one:

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab173/D...rr/Monitor3.jpg

open to reveal anything?

Sorry that I don't seem to have got the hang of posting pictures on 'PhotoBucket' yet but 'Captn Easy' seems to have found a way arround my omissions.
Dennis

Edited by Dennis Leefarr, 05 July 2009 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:02 AM

I bought a LCD Monitor ... as it was identical to one I already had

How is the one you already have powered?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:13 PM

The 19" identical monitor is powered in the conventional manner with the power input socket on the metal strip at the back bottom of the screen next to the main connecting cable. I had expected the 17" one to be the same. I was wrong.
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Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:07 AM

Ah, so they're not actually identical... :thumbsup:

A bit of research suggests you've got an eMachines Proview EM 170 TFT. If so there should be a socket on the back of the VGA plug on the end of that single cable, and a suitable power brick should have come with the monitor. A substitute could be found, as discussed in the topic below:

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6763

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

Platypus! You Clever devil, You win the prize. You have hit the nail on the head and you are absoloutely correct.
There is the power input socket that I and all the others have been searching for 'Hiding' on the back of the Blue standard connector plug. I must have had a blindspot as I had not noticed it until you drew my attention to it.(You are the man)
Sincere apreciation and thanks,
Dennis


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:33 AM

Good result! Glad to help.

But JohnWho had already asked for a picture of the VGA plug... :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:39 PM

Hi All,

I have the same "unbelievable" problem. But I still canīt find the socket.

In the image you can see the vga plug, on the right of the metal pannel, and a hole on the left side, that is not the power socket. Please, can you explain me where do I have to connect de power adapter??? Thanks a lot.

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