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lcd flat screen monitor question

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by RB, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. RB

    RB Guest

    My ProView flat screen LCD monitor suddenly went black. It is powered with
    a small 12v pack. I have a green power led, showing it's getting
    power---maybe??? However, switching it on and off has no effect---still a
    black screen.

    Does this sound like a power failure? Or, is it going to be something else?
    Yes, it's just out of warranty. ProView wants $120 to repair-----unless
    it's the screen that's bad; then it's going to be $320. I can buy a new one
    for about that.

    I just hate to have something like this that I can't fix. Don't want to
    just toss it---unless there's no alternatives.

    If it's the little power pack, I can one of those for $30. But, I'd like to
    feel fairly confident that's what's wrong, or I'll be throwing my money
    away.
     
  2. HandyMan

    HandyMan Guest

    Hi,

    Sounds like a backlight problem. I had a Proview BM568 in for repair
    with the same symptoms, and it turned out to be the SMD fuse on the
    inverter board open-circuit.

    Be very careful with the inverter board, the little transformers on it
    deliver very high voltage to the CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps)
    tubes and there will be high potential even on the transformers' cores,
    so you don't want to be touching any part of them or the circuitry
    taking the voltage from them to the lamp connectors.

    You can sometimes tell if it's just the backlight not working by
    looking at the screen carefully whilst a video input is connected and
    using a torch angled towards the screen to get some reflection from
    behind the LCD display. If you can see some of your desktop (if using
    Windows, say) then the screen is functioning but the backlight isn't.

    If you need more fino or help, just say so and I'll be glad to advise.

    Best regards,
    James
     
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