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Displays monitor stuck in boot loop

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by I'm_Not_A_Monster, 2 May 2011.

  1. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    earlier today i went to turn on my monitor and it started boot-looping. the light on the power button lights orange for a split-second, then straight to green, then the backlight turns on for a moment, then screen off/button off.

    over and over and over.

    hitting the power button doesnt seem to do a whole hack of a lot. i am unable to make the screen stop this loop unless i unplug it from the wall. i've also tried holding down the button like how you can force a PC to shut off, but it doesnt work either.

    my monitor is a Dell E193FPc (note the lower-case c) monitor connected to my PC via a VGA cable.

    my PC was on at the time, and didn't start making any noises or system beeps when the monitor failed, so i dont think the issue stems from the video card failing or overheating. but i could always be wrong

    thanks for any help
     
  2. tehBoris

    tehBoris What's a Dremel?

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    You need to test the display with another source.
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Also try another cable, just to eliminate it from the equation.
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    i would say the power supply has packed up, had this recently with a customers screen
     
  5. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Minimodder

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    +1 for the monitor's power supply.
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Boot looping? if it's what I think you're saying, then it's not the monitor, it's a corrupted boot loader.
    Use your windows disc and try to reinstall the boot loader.
     
  7. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    the monitor is boot looping, not my computer. the monitor itself goes standby-on-off forever.

    it was the closest term i could think of to describe the situation
     
  8. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    What would you say is the cost to replace the power supply? Don't mean to hijack the thread here, but I've got a sony 19" lcd that's been repaired under warranty for the same problem I think, and I was contemplating whether to have it repaired or not, or just spend £100 or so and get a new one with full warranty.
     
  9. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    I don't mind the hijack at all, if its cheap I'm sure its something I could do too. I'd imagine its probably as simple as looking on eBay for the monitors model (which is also how I find laptop internal parts)
     
  10. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    I'm not sure where I'd find the part number, I have no knowledge of soldering, so I'd be more inclined to get it done by a technician. I was more interested in knowing what the cost of the work would be.
     
  11. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    is the power supply in the monitor, or an external brick?

    if it's internal, might be cheaper to buy a new monitor

    brick will cost between £20-£35 ish
     
  12. tehBoris

    tehBoris What's a Dremel?

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    alternativally, if he knows a bit about electronics, could open the monitor and determine what voltage (probably 12v) it needs and may be the current it can provide (probably 5A+), get a power supply accordingly, wire up an external power connector.

    Effort++, money--;
     
  13. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Bah, it's internal. Good job it's not mine (family pc) and we've got a old crt monitor we can use.
     
  14. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    one suspects if he had to ask he doesn't have the required skillset to repair it
     

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