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Blinking Monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by frangeb, Oct 8, 2010.

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  1. frangeb

    frangeb Thread Starter

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    I have a Princeton LCD monitor, model VL1918, that's about 3 1/2 years old. It has started blinking at me even when it's not connected to the computer. In such condition there's a window that appears saying " NO SIGNAL". which flashes for a count of two, then disappears for a count of nine, then on again for two and off for nine.

    Is this curable and at what cost?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. zyper95

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    Try to power cycle your monitor, that could help. If the issue still persist, then it is possible that there is a hardware failing on your LCD screen. I had the same issue with myh Samsung 931BW LCD, tried every possible way to troubleshoot according to the manufacturers instruction. I even tested my computer and my video card using another monitor and all of it works fine but not on my LCD. So I decided to have it check by their authorize service center and they told me that the power chip of my LCD is screen is busted. Good thing it is still under warranty when I had it fix.
     
  3. frangeb

    frangeb Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply zypr95:

    If by power cycling you mean turning it on and off, I've done that and it doesn't seem to make much difference. What do you expect it would cost yo put in a new power chip? Pretty expensive I would think.
     
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    Power cycle means unplugging the LCD from the power outlet and holding down the power button for 10 seconds. As for the cost of repairing the power chip, here in the Philippines it cost around 2000Php about $30-$40.
     
  5. frangeb

    frangeb Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your thought re: power cycling zyper95. I'll try it. As for repairing the power chip I expect it will cost a bit more here in Southern California.
     
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