Dear sir,
One of the LCD ViewSonic VA1931WA-2, complaint was it went off after 3 to 5 minutes. I connected the VGA cable and power on, Viewsonic logo appeared but after 5 minutes power went off. The power LED also went off. I pressed the power switch but i didn’t work, I switched off the main power and connect again display will come, but after 3 to 4 minutes power went off again.

I opened the LCD monitor and there were no bulged capacitor, all voltages seems to be good. May I know what is the cause of the problem?


Hi J,

If the power went off after few minutes, it is either

1) dry joints in the power side
2) bad e-caps or
3) bad power IC

I have seen power IC causing this problem. When I sprayed the power IC using coolant/freezer the power no longer shutdown. So I know is the power IC fault. Once I have replaced the power IC, it came back to life again and no longer shutdown. This means you check for dry joints and bad e-caps and if you did not find any problem then direct replace the power IC and retest.



Jestine Yong works as an Electronics Repair Lecturer in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and his training website is You can check out his repair blog at

4 comments on “ViewSonic LCD Monitor Went Off After Few Minutes

  1. eyitemi says:

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  2. eyitemi says:

    my 29″crtv takes up to 15-20 minute to display on screen when power is switch on.please sir what could be the fault sir?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Eyitemi,

      It can be due to weak PC tube, low G2 voltage or low heater voltage.


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