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Hi all,

 

The monitor i have running on my work computer has stopped working (its a cheap samsung lcd i brought 2 years ago but i can't think of the model at the moment)

 

For the last couple of days the monitor has been refusing to display an image. Well, to be accurate the monitor starts up, shows a normal image then the image fades away after a couple of seconds.

 

The image is always displayed for the same length of time before it dies, and the screen still appears to be on.

 

I've taken the monitor and plugged it into another computer and get the same results.

 

 

Am i likely to be in the market for a new monitor, or is there anything i might be able to do?

 

 

Thanks

relative_newbie

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Hi all,

 

The monitor i have running on my work computer has stopped working (its a cheap samsung lcd i brought 2 years ago but i can't think of the model at the moment)

 

For the last couple of days the monitor has been refusing to display an image. Well, to be accurate the monitor starts up, shows a normal image then the image fades away after a couple of seconds.

 

The image is always displayed for the same length of time before it dies, and the screen still appears to be on.

 

I've taken the monitor and plugged it into another computer and get the same results.

 

 

Am i likely to be in the market for a new monitor, or is there anything i might be able to do?

 

 

Thanks

relative_newbie

As you have tested it on another computer with the same results it is safe to assume that it has died a premature death. So I guess you may as well get a 22" for more real estate, like an Asus only $245.00 Asus VW222S 22inch Wide 2ms VGA Tilt Speaker 1ysZBD Pixel

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Yup, backlight has died - probably the inverter. I believe the early ones had a reputation of doing that.

 

But if you're looking for a new home for it... <smiles, waves>

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