Well repairing the monitor was the wrong choice. Before it took about 1 min to power up then worked fine. Now it sits there for 4 mins+. The Indian guy goes oh it was just a bad connection at the power cord and a FRAYED power cord. My ass, there was nothing wrong with the power cord. That sounds like the kinda shit they pull like tech support pulls "REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER" for any problem.
I think they have no idea what they're doing. $50 for a job to make it worse. I guess I'll have to call them up or maybe at worse dispute the credit card charge.
OK got the monitor back. Initially it seemed WORSE than before. I guess I'll try it out some more and see if it's worse or better.
They said the power connection on the monitor side is all messed up and had to be replaced. Also my cord was all jacked. Maybe it got pulled on or something. $50 to repair. If it works, I don't care. A cord isn't worth that but if they had to repair the power connection then that is something I couldn't do.
Took my monitor in last night to get fixed. We'll see.
Found a Store that can repair it for $75. My ex-boss who originally recommended the monitor said his failed a while back and he threw it away. I have always has Viewsonic monitors since 1994 and this was my first NON viewsonic monitor and it's also my first monitor that didn't last more than 3 years. In fact I've ONLY ever had one monitor fail. The rest of them have lasted indefinitely.
I have a 28" HannsG Wide True 1080P Monitor I got in Dec, 2007. It started a new issue where when I first turn it on, it goes black. Then after 2-4 minutes, it will finally work. It's as if it has to warm up. I worry that eventually it will never really turn on.
The monitor is connected, the power light is on which means it's really on.
Disconnecting the monitor and plugging it back in doesn't fix anything.
When I try another monitor it works fine.
I really like the monitor so I don't know, maybe you could pay to repair it or something. It was $573 originally.
Like LaGG alluded to, when a tube based set starts going like that, its almost always because the capacitors have taken heat damage.
Essentially every time you turn it on, its relying on a capacitor nearing death.
If there`s a place around there to take it and get it fixed, it should only be a $60 (max, even in SoCal) to fix.
If it doesn`t get fixed, one of these days the capacitor will just finally blow, you`ll hear a pop (and that all so "delight" sulfur smell) and the monitor`s mainboard will probably be fried.
Just for comparison, New Egg has a Hanns-G 28" LCD up on their site for $219.99. That looks like a really nice price too.
I've had a monitor die on me like that once, and a second monitor die on me twice like that (after a warranty repair)
when I took apart the one that died twice, some of the capacitors were bulging.
Probably a simple replacement of the power supply would do it, but the power supply was way too expensive to be worth it for me. And messing around with open power supplies is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, so I wasn't about to try replacing individual capacitors.
I had two fail on me. I opened them up and saw bulging capacitors like LaGG mentioned. I figured out what the specs on the caps were, ordered new and replaced them. Monitors have been working since. That was about 2 yrs ago. The replacement capacitors cost me about $3 and it took me about 30 min total to fix them both.
It sounds to me like Nebu has an LCD (28" wide 1080p doesn`t sound to me like a crt), more than likely the backlight has died. If you use a flashlight shined at the screen and turn on the pc, from the right angle you will be able to tell the panel itself is infact actually still displaying, it just isn`t lighting up cuz of the backlight.
Ironically, I fixed my VIEWSONIC TV last weekend by replacing the 2 bulged capacitors. My first ever soldering experience and it was a success!
I bought the kit from this ebay seller for the power supply board for my model TV:
and borrowed a soldering iron from my dad
Cost about $20 after shipping to Canada.
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I have the same monitor. It still working, but times out after a 15mins or so. The picture quality is no longer that great.
Had it for about 3 years not. Its still the best monitor I have ever owned when it worked.
Ugh, trying to pin blame on the power cord (don`t you have like 12 of those? I do) sounds like grasping for a weakass excuse rather than actually knowing what he was doing. Even the power connector "jacked" inside sounds pretty weak too. If it eventually works, the wires and solder between the power connector and power supply board are almost surely fine. I wish you luck getting resolution.
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