Monitor Won't Stay Lit

February 18, 2010 at 13:29:48
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell flat screen monitor. It works for a few seconds and then goes out, not black, cause you can very faintly see the writing. So I turn it off and turn it back on and it work for 2 secs and goes 'out' again. Should I just buy a new monitor or is there a cheap fix? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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February 18, 2010 at 19:54:49
Dell "flat screen monitor" doesn't tell us whether it's an LCD or a CRT monitor - both can have flat screens. .
If it's an LED monitor, and it it does the same thing when you connect it to any computer, or if it's the LCD display built into a laptop, it can be fixed, but if it's the backlight that's dying, that's a finicky job - most people just get another standalone monitor, or get a new or refurbished (if the backlight was actually replaced by a pro) display assembly for a laptop.

For some info about replacing a voltage inverter or backlight, and what some typical symptoms are, see response 5 in this:

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