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I have a Gateway monitor that I got with my old computer and still have it. Its been about 3 years, and since about two weeks ago, it has started to make a very high pitched sound in the first 10 minutes when its first turned on. It sometimes doesn't turn on and I have unplug the power wire and plug it back in for it to work. Any ideas?
    
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Dieing capacitors? I know you can get a 'squeal' from capacitors in some GPU's
    
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Originally Posted by FiX View Post
Dieing capacitors? I know you can get a 'squeal' from capacitors in some GPU's
Yeah, it's probably that.
    
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Time to replace it, or just go with it?
    
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Time to replace it, or just go with it?
Just go with it till it dies. Might not be long, or it might last a few months. Just be prepared to buy another sometime within the next year I think.
    
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Seeing that those capacitors are probably in the monitors PSU, you might be able to find a new PSU for that monitor given it's not soldered in or anything.
    
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