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Viewsonic monitor turning itself off

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jonny p, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. jonny p

    jonny p Thread Starter

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    I have a four year old 19" viewsonic monitor-just recently its started shutting itself off for no apparent reason. If I press the power button it comes on again-for a while. Tried it on a different PC and same problem

    Is this a known fault with monitors and is it likely to be worth repairing I wonder?
     
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    Monitors break, it happens. Possibly a power supply issue. Worth fixing? Not likely when new 19" monitors sell for $99 and 20" sell for $129 with full 3 year warranties at e-tailers such as www.newegg.com
     
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    jonny p, if the monitor in questions is a CRT, I'd dump it without a second thought. If you have an LCD and you are handy with tools and a DIY person, you can buy a replacement inverter for this monitor for around $60-$70. Personally, I'd be looking at current monitor prices.
     
  4. jonny p

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    OK thanks for that feedback, yes it is an LCD guess I'll have to replace it but in that case may as well pull the old one apart to see if I can anything obviously failed/melted/burnt-don't know where to get an inverter but if I pull the old one out if theres a part number on it I could try googling it-I'm OK with basic soldering. Something do over a rainy Easter weekend I guess
    Thanks for the suggestion of newegg, I'll check out the prices-would like to go 23" if i can afford it.
     
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    If its not the inverter then you are out a decent amount. Do you see a faint image on the screen when it happens or doe i go all the way off?
     
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    No it goes all the way off and the green LED on the power switch goes off too. However when you press the same switch it comes on again.
     
  7. Triple6

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    Then thats not likely the inverter but something else in the monitor.
     
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    Triple6 is right about the inverter, it sounds like the monitor is protecting itself and shutting down completely. There is a protection circuit in the monitor doing it's job otherwise it would likely just blackout or dim but not completely power down. Once this happens it means you need a new monitor since you tried it on another PC. If you hadn't then it's possible a graphics card was at fault.
     
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    OK thanks for that guys
     
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