LCD Monitor resetting :S

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Apr 7, 2010

LCD Monitor resetting :S by DreamTrooper at 2:18 AM (1,431 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. DreamTrooper
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    Newcomer DreamTrooper Advanced Member

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    Lol i know this is like the last place you might find help for this issue, but i thought, "hey, why not try?"

    Lots of you guys are pretty handy with hardware stuff, which is what i believe my issue has to do with.

    My 22 inch LG "Flatron" W2234S-BN Has been hit by a power surge and is now resetting itself (bringing up the LG Logo and all) every 30 seconds.

    Anyone have this happen? anyone know of a fix?

    Lets see if GBATemp is good for more than just GBA/NDS/WII Support =)
     
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    Did you have a power surge protector on it?

    Try emailing LG and see if they can fix it for free.
     
  3. Raki

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    If LG says no look up your insurances...some people have insurences for such things
     
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    Newcomer DreamTrooper Advanced Member

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    called up LG and they said to make a repair claim, although the guy i called said its covered, another guy who i chatted with last night says no, so we'll see how my claim goes.
     
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    If you have luck the repair guy doesn't want to make a big thing out of it and will just fix it. Or he just doesn't notice. You may not write into your error report, that it occured after a power sourge. If your LCD doesn't smell strange it's most likely not that easy to find out and he'll just think, that it's some usual error and replace some parts.
     
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    A hint from someone who used to work in the busniss(spelling I know.. never can get that word right)

    On the back of the screen theres a sticker that has barcodes and stuff. It also has a production date.

    If thats over 3 years buy a new one. No sane person would replace a powerboard on a screen. Too expansive and too bothersome.

    My advice is stick it to the insurance company, if you dont have one well.... buy a new screen.
     
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    "some parts" ... theres 3 or 4 parts in an LCD screen they can replace


    Power board
    Controlling board
    LCD screen
    Addons (read USB ports, speakers, webcam etc)

    The only thing worth replacing is controlling board since its cheap as but out of warrenty noone would do it as the chance to mess up your LCD screen is too big
     
  8. Raki

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    well my laptop got nearly everything replaced...it wasn't worth it for ASUS, but they still did it...I would expect everything to be possible [​IMG]
     
  9. Originality

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    Laptops are considerably easier to fix/replace than screens.
     
  10. Raki

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    replacing the motherboard 3 times, the screen 1 times, the keyboard 1 times + working time + shipping isn't cheaper than just replacing...
     
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    I said easier, not cheaper ;p
     
  12. Raki

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    ups...missread
     
  13. steve-p

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    repeat after me -
    when making a warranty claim - *NEVER* say anything that could give them an excuse to say no!

    you know like when politicians are asked a question and they always say "i cant recall!"
    [​IMG]
     
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    If it is shutting on and off then it is certainly a power issue, I had a Sony monitor that went through the same thing a couple of years ago, but it didn't get hit by a power surge, it just started to die. Since it was about 4 years old and past the warranty expiration I just got a new and bigger one.
     

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