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Monitor light blinks but refuses to turn on.


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#1 Makura

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

All of a sudden last week when I turned my computer on my monitor refuses to turn on.  The power button light would flash continuously but the screen would stay black.  after about 10 minutes it would come on.  Today it refused to turn on for over an hour and a half and I had to switch to a different monitor.  It was a 19" emachine monitor, can't remember more than that.  The cords all look pretty good and were plugged in properly.  The monitor was over 5yrs old but still in good shape.  Is it reparable?



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:12 PM

Is it reparable?

Possibly. But, considering the age of your monitor,  it would make much better sense to shop for & purchase a new one. Prices are considerably lower now. Stick with a major brand, Asus, LG, Samsung, Acer, etc. 


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

I'm looking into that but I'm on a really tight budget,  should I steer away from refurbished monitors even from major retailers?



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Monitors Refurbs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006652%204016&IsNodeId=1&name=Monitors

 

Monitors New: http://www.newegg.com/LCD-LED-Monitors/SubCategory/ID-20

 

Refurbs are often just as expensive or more than new ones from other manufacturers. You'll have to do a bit of comparing. Here's a small selection of refurbs though for less than $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%204026&IsNodeId=1&name=%2450%20-%20%2475  Scroll down to near bottom of page. Not all are widescreen.

 

Here's a respectable selection of New up to about $100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%204027&IsNodeId=1&name=%2475%20-%20%24100 Several with free shipping.


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!





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