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Monitor goes black after 2 seconds

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Model: Hanns G HW191D

Trying to run it through VGA onto my Xbox.

The problem: The monitor displays the image for about 2 seconds and then the screen goes black. The power light stays green but the screen itself is completely black. It isnt dimmed, just black. The process repeats when I turn the monitor off and on again.

I dont know what to do or what the problem is. I think i've narrowed it down to:

1) Backlight

2) Capacitator

3) Inverter

I dont know anything about technology, and dont even know what these 3 terms mean. I've done so much research but cant seem to piece together any of it. I called Hanns G and the operator told me he thought it was the Backlight according to what I described, but i've seen plenty of other threads like this one where people say its the Capacitator or Inverter.

If anyone has any insight on this, please help. I dont know how to fix it, where to fix it, how much it would cost etc. I dont even know what the true problem is yet.

If you have any more questions I will answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Escapent View Post

Model: Hanns G HW191D

Trying to run it through VGA onto my Xbox.

The problem: The monitor displays the image for about 2 seconds and then the screen goes black. The power light stays green but the screen itself is completely black. It isnt dimmed, just black. The process repeats when I turn the monitor off and on again.

I dont know what to do or what the problem is. I think i've narrowed it down to:

1) Backlight

2) Capacitator

3) Inverter

I dont know anything about technology, and dont even know what these 3 terms mean. I've done so much research but cant seem to piece together any of it. I called Hanns G and the operator told me he thought it was the Backlight according to what I described, but i've seen plenty of other threads like this one where people say its the Capacitator or Inverter.

If anyone has any insight on this, please help. I dont know how to fix it, where to fix it, how much it would cost etc. I dont even know what the true problem is yet.

If you have any more questions I will answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you.

Do you have a computer to test it on and make sure it works? If not, what is the resolution? You need to set the resolution of the xbox to what it is before connecting it. I know it sounds weird, but that's what I had to do to connect my xbox to an old school monitor.

EDIT: After seeing that you monitor is 1440x900. I guarantee that your problem is nothing of its function, but just the xbox not wanting to display it. Go into your settings on the xbox on a tv that you know it works on and set it to auto detect a new resolution or to 1440x900.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the quick reply. Unfortunately, the resolution was already set to 1440x900 so that is not the problem. I truly wish it were just a stupid mistake like that..

I know the VGA/Power chords are good because I use them on my other monitor in the same resolution fine. This newer monitor is a must though, it is much nicer and bigger than my old 17". I have to get it working.

I think it is something wrong with the monitor. I will try to use it on my computer and let you know if it works. Thank you very much smile.gif
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
bump. I tried using it on my computer and the same thing happened..
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