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LG monitor won't turn on after power outage

By xjsjag
Sep 28, 2010
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  1. LG Monitor W2242T

    We had a blackout & when the power returned my monitor didn't.. it's flashes the LG logo on a black screen if plugged into the PC or not..any ideas ??
     
  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    There is a always a possibility that the monitor is fried due to high-voltage kickback which, according to Lenz's law, can happen when blackouts occur. Although, this seems rather (if not very) unlikely if the house/wall socket is well-grounded.

    Does this screen always behave like this when plugged into a PC?

    Does the screen even display an image? (Be specific, what does "flashes the LG logo on a black screen" mean?) Because if the screen IS displaying an image, it might just be the VGA-connector. Or, hopefully not, the "screen-recognizer"... :dead:
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try using another monitor connected to the PC to verify that is is the monitor and not the video card/ motherboard
     
  4. xjsjag

    xjsjag TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Loka : First thing that popped into my was it's fried..but the LG Logo flashing on & off made me wonder.. if it was fried wouldn't there just be a blank screen ?? this is the first time i've seen the Logo.

    No..the screen is blank until the PC is turned on..

    Logo is the normal LG..L is the nose & the G is the outline if the face with a wink..here a link to show you what i mean .. Hmmm..i can't post links yet..if you paste this in your browser you'll see the little fella that's doing all the flashing.. attitudethatneverfails.blogspot.com/2009/03/logo-lg.html

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    Tmagic: I have 2 monitors setup to my PC's ..the other is working fine..

    I just thought that LG face flashing on & off laughing at me might (just by a slim chance) mean there's still life in it..lol

    Thanks for the replies..
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Tmagic: I have 2 monitors setup to my PC's ..the other is working fine..."

    Does the working monitor run normally in the suspect monitors connector?
     
  6. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Well, good to see that atleast the monitor isn't fried.
    (Thanks btw, I now get what you mean by "flashing logo".)

    "Tmagic: I have 2 monitors setup to my PC's ..the other is working fine..."

    What happens if you plug the flashing monitor into the other connector?
    And as Tmagic650 noted: vice versa?
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    check it on another system. Also see if there is an internal fuse.
     

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