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Ask a question krawrys 1Posts Monday August 11, 2008Registration date August 11, 2008 Last seen - Last answered on Sep 25, 2017 at 02:17 AM by SKR
Hi

My monitor is a 19" Envision LCD widescreen. It's brand new, barley 7 1/2 months old. About a week ago I was on my computer and it went black on me out of nowhere. I heard everything in the background still and all the lights indicating the computer and monitor is on were on. I turned the monitor off then on again, and it showed everything perfectly until about 2 seconds then it just went black again. I tried this monitor on a completely different computer and it did the same exact thing. I took out my video card, still did the same thing, re-installed drivers, still did the same thing, restarted my computer, still did the same thing, changed power cords, still did the same thing. I'm sure that it is not my computer and it is the monitor. I have no viruses and haven't tampered with my monitor in any way. It sits in the same spot as it always does, has never fallen, had anything spilled in it, is not kept on all day (I turn off my monitor whenever I'm not in front of it) etc. It happened out of no where and I'm quite upset since it's pretty much new. Can anyone tell me what this may be, how to fix it, approximate costs, etc.?
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If your LCD display is turning itself off due to aging capacitors, an easy work around is to turn the brightness down! Brightness goes down, display draws less juice, and you can at least use it. As it warms up you should be able to gradually turn the brightness back up, although probably not all the way.

Sometimes this problem manifests itself as a display that turns itself off after a few seconds or will turn itself off and back on over and over again.
CBB- Oct 9, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You very much
anonymous- May 30, 2017 at 04:07 AM
thank you so much! this worked for me, i put it to 10% brightness n it works fine. is this because my monitor is too old? i might have to invest in a new one :P
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anonymous' mother- Jul 6, 2017 at 10:43 PM
This worked! Thank you so much! My monitor isn't old so I'm a little worried about that now, but this was the easiest fix I found after long searches. Thank you!
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Bill- Aug 25, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Oh my God!!! Thank you so much!!!
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SKR- Sep 25, 2017 at 02:17 AM
Thank you so much. This worked.. I spent two hours without any luck but then stumbled upon this post and worked like charm.
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it's the LCD's Inverter ... you have to replace it for it to go back to normal again... believe me inverter is the crook. I repair lcd monitors that's why I know the problem.
Jes- Jun 27, 2009 at 03:21 PM
hey so I just got this monitor and it keeps going black after some times 10 second to 20 seconds how could I fix it I have no idea how these things work or should I bring it in to someone to fix it for me or is it pretty easy to fix myself? thanks Jes
self- Oct 27, 2009 at 08:48 AM
I was wondering were do I find the inverter at for the LCD E19FPC 19" What inverter do I need to change out for this problem?
Do you know were I can find a scamatic for this at?
My husband works on CB radio's but not screen's nor computers. Please help.
Thanks,
JoLynn Self
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Have you tried this? This worked great for me.

Hi all,

My suspicion is that this is a capacitor problem. If the screen is turning off every two seconds or so and then it comes back for another few, that could mean that the capacitors are not charged (or in other words, the capacitors are not able to retain the charge long enough to transfer it to the other components).

My suggestion hence, is to isolate the power board (the one that has the socket for the power input), check if any of the capacitors (the tall cylindrical structures) have bulging tops, if they do, try to replace them (Novices please bear the polarity in mind when you play with capacitors) with ones with higher rated ones (especially the voltage rating, normally these would be rated for 25 volts, so try getting one that is one step higher.TYGA

I hope this helps,

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kelli- Jun 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM
would this also apply to LCD tv's? I think I have the same problem? when I turn my tv on it comes right on, but then after a few minutes turns off, then after 20-30 seconds it comes back on ( all by itself) then off again after a few minutes and so on, for about 20 minutes, then stays on. My main question that I had not heard anyone mention is that it is not just the screen going on and off it is the sound too. Has that been the case for everyone? Would a problem with the capacitor affect the sound as well?
Troubleshooter- Jun 10, 2010 at 02:03 PM
Hi Kelli, The sound "circuitry" also draws "juice" through capicators. It is not easy to say how the routing is done. Some boards tend to share capacitors and some have individuated lines. Although it is a long shot, I would just visually inspect for capacitor faults (costs nothing, just your time and patience). If things seem alright, it could be either transistor related probs (advanced troubleshooting skills needed) or a simple backlight replacement should do. the problem is there are different things that could have gone wrong to give the same symptoms. best way is to start the troubleshooting process :) Good luck -
Troubleshooter- Jun 10, 2010 at 02:36 PM
Ofcourse....do keep me posted :)
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Mine is doing the same thing but it only does it when I turn the computer on if I keep turning the screen off and on again for a while it works after that but if I turn the computer off I have to go though turning screen on and on again- again!!!
Troubleshooter- Dec 1, 2008 at 10:05 AM
Hi all,

My suspicion is that this is a capacitor problem. If the screen is turning off every two seconds or so and then it comes back for another few, that could mean that the capacitors are not charged (or in other words, the capacitors are not able to retain the charge long enough to transfer it to the other components).

My suggestion hence, is to isolate the power board (the one that has the socket for the power input), check if any of the capacitors (the tall cylindrical structures) have bulging tops, if they do, try to replace them (Novices please bear the polarity in mind when you play with capacitors) with ones with higher rated ones (especially the voltage rating, normally these would be rated for 25 volts, so try getting one that is one step higher.TYGA

I hope this helps,

Pls Get back with your views...
MaidaNet- Jan 10, 2009 at 02:58 PM
I had this same issue. For 3 days, I recycled power to get it come on - up to 25 times! For the first day, it would shut off again after some minutes.

But after a while, it would take less times to get it to stay on AND it would stay on longer.

By the 3rd or 4th day, it works just fine again - no problems. That was 2 weeks ago.

This all started when I powered down my monitor off for an evening, so now I've decided to leave it on all the time.

So there is hope it can heal itself.
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I just fixed this issue on a Magnovox 19" LCD. My first suspicion (like most) was that it was the PSU since it seemed power-related. However:

Checked the logic board for bulging caps and replaced C112, C117, & C118 with great success!

FYI: I guess if you don't have a soldering iron, you won't bother, and if you do, you know what a cap looks like, but either way, caps are rated in Farads, so you'll find a rating on caps such as 1000uF (1000 micro Farads) or 200pF etc. Other than that you can look up their distinct (albeit varied) appearance on wikipedia. Make sure that your replacement caps have the same value and an equal or (better yet) higher voltage than the broken ones. Do not confuse milli with micro!

Got this solution from FixYa and it sounds like it's pretty common among these crappy items they're putting out now, hopefully this will help with many different brands.

These manufacturers are crooks and a disgrace.
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I was having this problem two seconds ago....changed the resolution via desktop properties > settings....popped up and stayed up....BAM
cmac- Jan 26, 2010 at 12:20 AM
i also was talking about the resolution of the external monitor (in my case a sony lcd tv)
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may their capacitors blown
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hi there,

well tell me the screen isnt on warranty ? if it is then go to where you have bought it and then change it there. if it isnt on warranty then sometimes lcd screen gets spoilt when there is humidity thats the disadvantage with lcd screen and also if there is an inteference zone nearby. as for the repairs I cant tell you exactly as I dont know the degree of damage inside the lcd screen. but repairing these screens is somewhat costly and its better to buy another one.

hope this helps
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hai ,
This problem is because of LCD back light faulty.If u observe the black screen near U can see dull Display .This is because of LCD Backlight power off after 2 second .You can resolve the problem by replace the lcd back light but its not economical.



regards

cp
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I encountered that problem also, yah same suspect the capacitor on power supply and the inverter is also on power supply board, replace all the capacitor then try to burn it on. more power!
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seems to be problem with PSU. try to disassemble it and change all capacitors (i think there are 6-7)
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Its rarely the entire inverter and normally just a cap or two and maybe a fuse. just need a soldering iron and the parts. depends if youre electronically inclined. if you do it with just the parts it could cost you between 10-50c. buying the inverter is between 5-35$, but of course thats my cost, dunno what they would rip you. if there are no bulging caps that you can see there is also a chance they you have a bad lcd itself. and sadly those cost more to replace than the unit costs new.

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