HP w1907 Monitor Stuck in Sleep Mode

March 24, 2012 at 18:54:46
Specs: Windows XP Professional SP3, Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz / 4 GB
I recently got an HP w1907 from a friend who said that it went through an electrical storm. Now, whenever I plug in the monitor, the power light comes on as solid orange, and nothing will wake it up, pressing power button, pressing all other buttons, etc. I have hooked this monitor up to computers I know that work, but the monitor doesn't do anything. The backlight doesn't come on, and nothing appears on the screen. I have taken apart the casing and found white globs of rubber-like material on one of the boards. After I removed this material, none of the components looked to have leaked it, all were intact. None of the capacitors looked to be damaged, as I have heard in other instances. Any ideas are appreciated,


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March 24, 2012 at 21:02:58
frankly you can probably get a used monitor one as cheap as it to replace the parts, unless you have ripped lots of these apart and have compatible parts. Inverters and backlights are not cheap and its a lot of work without much savings. That is why most people do not bother repairing them.....also where I live in Canada there is charge to drop them the landfill/recycler.....so many folks try to give them away thereby getting rid of the old monitor without getting stuck with the bill.

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March 24, 2012 at 23:18:42
"white globs of rubber-like material"

Like from a hot melt glue gun? It was put there for a reason.

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March 25, 2012 at 08:05:47
Oops! Perhaps I shouldn't have removed it, but it's too late. :(

Thing is, I got this monitor and I didn't need it. I have a monitor for every computer in the house. I just was interested in fixing it as a project.

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