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#1 daic

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:30 PM

Hello.

MONITOR:

Gateway FPD2275W (Black) LCD

ISSUE:
Monitor comes on but after maybe 20 seconds, the screen goes black

ACTION(s) TAKEN:

Tried a different power supply cord
Tried a different connection cord
Check connection to/from monitor/computer.

FURTHER EXPLANATION:
I press the button to turn on the monitor, Gateway emblem shows up, -VGA- shows up because that's the connection. Then after that about 20 seconds later, the monitor screen turns black. I still see the buttons on the side glowing, as they should be. Also, the colors don't change on the buttons, so its not just going into sleep mode.

QUERY:
To me this seems like the monitor is just slowly dieing, and is time to get a new one.
Are there any suggestions that may let me get some more life from the monitor before I have to purchase a new one?

-thanks
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#2 MrBruce1959

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:07 AM

Your signature lists two computers, however I am not sure which computer you have this monitor on.

I did a Google search on this model number and it appears many owners of this monitor have had issues with it, even as early as owning it for a few days.

Some of those posts I've seen are dated as far back to 2007, so if you were one of the lucky ones who have had more than a few years use of it, I congratulate you on owning one that lasted this long.

I can only suggest you try the monitor on another computer, this will tell you if it is indeed the monitor or your video card that has failed.

You could also try another monitor on your computer and if it works, you now know your monitor has failed.

There appears to have been an internal power circuit board to display screen issue that developed during the manufacturer of these gateway monitors, some defects revealed themselves early and other issues developed over the course of time, in fact there was a law suit considered because Gateway failed to acknowledge the defect and recall the monitors and replace with another non-defective unit.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

The computer in question is the DESKTOP in my signature.
I have also searched around and got the same reviews about the Monitor, that they didnt last long.

Before i posted, i had swapped out monitors so i could use this computer.

Ill try the Monitor on my second computer and see what happens, seems my first thought about it dieing were correct.

Thank you for taking the time to reply, i will let you know what happens when its plugged into another computer (for a follow up on your help).

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#4 MrBruce1959

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:03 AM

Since your computer is displaying an image on another monitor, it is most likely safe to say your Gateway FPD2275W monitor is the culprit here.

But it wouldn't hurt trying the monitor on another computer to see what the result is.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:30 AM

It's quite possible that your monitor is experiencing faulty electrolytic capacitors - this occurs frequently with many brands. Someone who feels confident opening up a case, identifying faulty capacitors, removing them and soldering in replacements may be able to resurrect it if that's the problem. But other things can cause the symptom.

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