Having problems with your Gateway FPD1975W 19" LCD Monitor ?

Monitor appears to be in permanent standby mode - - black screen and blinking blue power light. It is a Gateway FPD2185W monitor. It will not turn off or on. Unplugging and re-plugging changes nothing. As long as it is plugged in, it has a black screen and blinking blue power light. Connecting and disconnecting to computers changes nothing.


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The flashing power light is a sure indication of a failure in the power supply board. There are parts called capacitors that overheat and blow out causing the power supply to not be able to power up correctly. Here is a link to information showing what to look for and replace on your power supply board to repair it.

http://www.ccl-la.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_30&products_id=117

I hope this helps,
BuddyMc
Look for bad caps with bulging top in the power supply. I would replace all 10 with PANASONIC FM or FC series from DIGIKEY. Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further, see example of failed monitors due to bad caps: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
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