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Repairing My Monitor

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Hey guys,

Gotta question in regards to repairing my monitor and hopefully someone has the answer for me.

Here's the gist of the the situation. My current monitor "HP 2509m" is having display issues. It's flickering on start up with the occasional no display unless I power down the monitor and power it back up. It's definitely not a driver issue as suggested with the HP troubleshooting rep, nor is it related with frame rates. The flickering is a fast cycle of dim to bright,......resembling overhead office florescent lights on it's last leg or poor connections.

I have spoken with an HP rep and I'm certain this will be the last time I ever,....ever buy an HP product. The rep was talking to me as if I were an idiot and didn't have ATLEAST a basic understanding of electronics. Just to share one comment from him...he said that the reason for my issue with the monitor is because I have both the DVI (pc) and Hdmi (xbox) connected, it's confusing the monitor and has basically overloaded the circuitry in the monitor.... bottom line is...it's my fault. Never mind that the monitor has a selectable and auto select function between inputs. He also said, because this is my first time calling in about this problem, they assume that this is intermittent so no RMA will be issued at this time, also he pressed the issue that I would only get a refurbished monitor constantly out of no where, as if I were trying to scam them.

Anyway, I want to attempt to fix the monitor myself. I understand that this problem that I'm having will likely be between two factors....the inverter or cathode. My question is, which will would it be and how can I find out for certain the cause? The inverter is much more costly than the cathode but then again, 25" monitors are not usual so finding a cathode for a 25" monitor may be an issue as well.

Regardless, if anyone can lead me in the right direction I would very much appreciate it.
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB/320GB/Corsair SDD 32GB 24x CD/DVD Win 7 64bit 25" HP 2509m 3ms (GTG) 
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Is the monitor having trouble holding power to it, or is it getting power and just no display?
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Is the monitor having trouble holding power to it, or is it getting power and just no display?
Well as of right now, no display but all power status lights are showing. So much for repairing it myself. I think I jinxed myself with this post because the intent was to get the parts before the monitor reached no display status in hopes to lessen down time...but as of now or since I pressed "post" to this thread, I get no display. So I got on the phone with HP and this rep was actually considerate and possessional, so it's going out today, as soon as I print this shipping label and off to Walmart to "lease" replacement.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB/320GB/Corsair SDD 32GB 24x CD/DVD Win 7 64bit 25" HP 2509m 3ms (GTG) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB/320GB/Corsair SDD 32GB 24x CD/DVD Win 7 64bit 25" HP 2509m 3ms (GTG) 
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Corsair TX750W SilverStone FT02B-W Logitech G700 & Logitech M510 
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