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help fix my broken monitor

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hey everyone, its been a while since ive been on the site, but i have been given a monitor from a friend but its busted!! but i dont mind "TRYING" to fix it but i have no idea where to begin,

basically it wont produce a display, the back light works i think! well when i turn it on the display is kind of lighter if that makes sence,

o btw its a xerox 19" display, it looks really nice so i dont wna just throw it away without giving it a bash, any ideas what i can do?
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post #2 of 47
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any ideas people, i dont no what to do with it?
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250gb sata 2 + 160gb slave WD's sony DVD+/-rw and a CD r/w WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 17" philips + 19" xerox 
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post #3 of 47
If the LED at the front is displayed as orange then it is not receiving a signal from your graphics adapter. Make sure that the connections are ok and try the monitor in VGA Port 1 on your graphics card....plugging it in the second VGA/DVI slot will not work.
post #4 of 47
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rite well...now i have a new problem, i plug it into slot one and it will show up my display, but only stays on for a few seconds and then flicks off...very weird
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post #5 of 47
try a different dvi/vga cable??
post #6 of 47
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cant...its the fixed one
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250gb sata 2 + 160gb slave WD's sony DVD+/-rw and a CD r/w WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 17" philips + 19" xerox 
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post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve!! View Post
rite well...now i have a new problem, i plug it into slot one and it will show up my display, but only stays on for a few seconds and then flicks off...very weird
Weird, the exact same thing happened to my uncles laptop. But we found out that was due to a wire coming loose. No idea what could cause it on a Monitor though.

Although i will say this, be careful when trying to fix an LCD/CRT as they contain capacitors. Not good if you go poking them
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post #8 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve!! View Post
rite well...now i have a new problem, i plug it into slot one and it will show up my display, but only stays on for a few seconds and then flicks off...very weird
I believe that it is dead. My dad had a Samsung that did that; his Monitors PSU was dead...
post #9 of 47
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well i dont think there is anything majorly wrong with it, everytime i unplug the monitor and plug it back into my system it will display the output perfectly! but will only stay up for 2 seconds! power doesnt seem to be a problem
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 duo E6700 ASUS P5W-DH x1900xtx geil pc6400 4x1gb ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb sata 2 + 160gb slave WD's sony DVD+/-rw and a CD r/w WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 17" philips + 19" xerox 
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Microsoft-multimedia tagan 580w modular thermaltake kandalf logitech cordless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 duo E6700 ASUS P5W-DH x1900xtx geil pc6400 4x1gb ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb sata 2 + 160gb slave WD's sony DVD+/-rw and a CD r/w WINDOWS XP PRO SP2 17" philips + 19" xerox 
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Microsoft-multimedia tagan 580w modular thermaltake kandalf logitech cordless 
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post #10 of 47
I think you missed what I said. THE SAME THING HAPPENED to my dad's. The FAQs said if this happens IT MEANS THE PSU IS DEAD. I'm not just posting random crap. If you don't want to listen, fine.
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