my hp monitor on/off light blinks, but the mo

Hewlett-packard Hp w17e - flat panel dis...
March 4, 2011 at 11:42:21
Specs: Windows Vista
My husband has a hp desktop computer, recently the on/off button has been blinking, and the monitor will not come on, we have checked all the connections, we have rebooted everything, still nothing. He had this same issue about one week ago and he shut everything down, including the internet connection box, shutting everything down in the house ( TV, and Internet ), let it set then rebooted and the monitor came back on, now its doing it again, and we have tried the same thing and the monitor still will not come on.

The monitor is a vs 17 e Flat Screen
Do you think it burned out, broken,? Any help would be much appreciated,

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March 4, 2011 at 13:12:18
Simple test.
Disconnect the VGA cable from the tower.
Now try to turn on the monitor.
Do you get an on-screen display saying "No signal input" or similar message?
If so there is nothing wrong with the monitor.

It is unclear from your description whether the blinking on/off button is on the monitor or the tower. If it is on the tower then you may have a powersupply problem inside the tower.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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March 28, 2011 at 09:52:37
Hi, I had the same problem and I finally figured it out.

Keep in mind this is not a permanent solution, but if you are in a hurry or can't afford a new monitor right now, this is the way to fix it.

If the monitor is too cold, literally, in terms of temperature, (I suppose the transistors can't charge up enough) it won't start up or will take ages to warm up (and you will see the power led blink on and off until it does). The solution is to heat up the monitor, by, for example putting it in the sun (or in oven at around less than 50 degrees celsius) for a while, and then after connecting it again, it should power up in less than 5 minutes, which in most cases is better than waiting 5 hours. An even better alternative is to keep the temperature of the room the monitor is in quite warm, and then it will always power up relatively quickly, taking around 0-5 at around 20-25 degrees celsius. I know it sounds stupid but it does work, at least it's been working for me for the past year or so (and I can't be bothered to buy a new monitor)

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