How to Repair Flat-Panel LCD Computer Monitor. I go to turn on my monitor and it comes on, then less than 2 seconds later it goes dark. After turning it off & on 4 to 5 times it finally stayed on. After putting up with this for a week I researched if there was a way to fix my monitor versus buying a new one.
Apparently this is a common problem with LCD computer monitors, where the monitor will turn on, but only display a screen for about 1 to 2 seconds. Shining a flashlight onto the screen will reveal that the image is there, but the backlight is off. With research I found one or more capacitors on the board may have gone bad. Continue reading