LG L1915S blinks then blanks

January 8, 2009 at 01:14:55
Specs: winxp pro, duocore 2.8GH/2GB
My Monitor has been running perfectly for the last three years or so.

About a week ago when I switched on the computer, the monitor blinked briefly going through the XP start sequence then briefly at the welcome screen.

I restarted the computer and then all was well.

After that at start up the norm became a couple of blinks then a blank screen.

Now restarting the computer works sometimes.... other times no.

I would add that once the screen is active it works fine through the session, be it ahalf hour to check mail or a couple of hours writing in Openoffice.

Any help would be most welcome, even buy a new one, (if someone has spotted the symptoms of)...and diagnosed a terminal monitor . :-))


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January 8, 2009 at 04:52:54
It sounds like the LCD display is going bad. Try using a different monitor on that computer or try that monitor on a different computer.

The other possible cause would be the Graphics chip/card. Trying the swap should help determine which it is.

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January 16, 2009 at 00:26:37
My logic for deciding my problem was in the monitor itself and not the computer was based on mr Hill's advice.

Although the monitor at switch on did not light, it blinks every time it's on off switch is pushed.

The computer at switch on does goes through the XP start up routine.

So toggling on off the monitor you can see briefly each stage of the start up sequence meaning the computer is up and running.

Having said that, the monitor I found would light normally with about half an hour's warming up switched on.

So with this pre-heating and then switching on the computer, the monitor stays on correctly for a whole day if needed, and you can use the computer normally.

I bought another monitor because
1. The service people couldn't diagnose directly the fault( maybe something in the power supply...) they said.

2. the repair price is about 75% of a new monitor, not including parts.

So as for fault finding on what is today basically a consumer article..... don't waste your time.

and thanks


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January 16, 2009 at 03:32:02

Thanks for getting back to us and wrapping up your problem.

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