Vaio PCVW30 monitor blacked out



InTheZoneAC
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and blacked
out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out, problem
could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc on,
turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could show up
on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc like
normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible with
the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what the
problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would be
appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send it
back to Sony!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
> My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
> blacked
> out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
> problem
> could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc
> on,
> turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could show
> up
> on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
> like
> normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
> with
> the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what
> the
> problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
> monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would
> be
> appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?

InTheZoneAC
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send it
> back to Sony!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
> > My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
> > blacked
> > out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
> > problem
> > could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc
> > on,
> > turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could show
> > up
> > on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
> > like
> > normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
> > with
> > the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what
> > the
> > problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
> > monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would
> > be
> > appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>
>
>
The pc will be 2 years old in october, is this covered under warranty and if
not how much do you think this repair would cost? It's really frustrating how
so many new products can't last a reasonable time. Maybe I should stick to
Japan only products lol.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
You would have to check with Sony to see the warranty on their LED displays.
It should be included in your paperwork, of course. Did you get an extended
warranty at the time of purchase?

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3298F872-EE11-48B8-A8DD-85C481675EB9@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
>> it
>> back to Sony!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>> > My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>> > blacked
>> > out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>> > problem
>> > could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the
>> > pc
>> > on,
>> > turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>> > show
>> > up
>> > on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
>> > like
>> > normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
>> > with
>> > the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know
>> > what
>> > the
>> > problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>> > monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help
>> > would
>> > be
>> > appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>>
>>
>>
> The pc will be 2 years old in october, is this covered under warranty and
> if
> not how much do you think this repair would cost? It's really frustrating
> how
> so many new products can't last a reasonable time. Maybe I should stick to
> Japan only products lol.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
You can start by going here!

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-news.pl?mdl=PCVW30&LOC=3

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3298F872-EE11-48B8-A8DD-85C481675EB9@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
>> it
>> back to Sony!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>> > My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>> > blacked
>> > out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>> > problem
>> > could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the
>> > pc
>> > on,
>> > turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>> > show
>> > up
>> > on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
>> > like
>> > normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
>> > with
>> > the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know
>> > what
>> > the
>> > problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>> > monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help
>> > would
>> > be
>> > appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>>
>>
>>
> The pc will be 2 years old in october, is this covered under warranty and
> if
> not how much do you think this repair would cost? It's really frustrating
> how
> so many new products can't last a reasonable time. Maybe I should stick to
> Japan only products lol.

InTheZoneAC
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
thanks again

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> You can start by going here!
>
> http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-news.pl?mdl=PCVW30&LOC=3
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3298F872-EE11-48B8-A8DD-85C481675EB9@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> >> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
> >> it
> >> back to Sony!
> >>
> >> --
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Richard Urban
> >>
> >> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >>
> >>
> >> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
> >> > My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
> >> > blacked
> >> > out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
> >> > problem
> >> > could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the
> >> > pc
> >> > on,
> >> > turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
> >> > show
> >> > up
> >> > on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
> >> > like
> >> > normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
> >> > with
> >> > the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know
> >> > what
> >> > the
> >> > problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
> >> > monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help
> >> > would
> >> > be
> >> > appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > The pc will be 2 years old in october, is this covered under warranty and
> > if
> > not how much do you think this repair would cost? It's really frustrating
> > how
> > so many new products can't last a reasonable time. Maybe I should stick to
> > Japan only products lol.
>
>
>

V
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
!

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ui7e1R8fFHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
> it back to Sony!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>> My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>> blacked
>> out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>> problem
>> could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc
>> on,
>> turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>> show up
>> on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
>> like
>> normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
>> with
>> the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what
>> the
>> problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>> monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would
>> be
>> appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>
>

Tw
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
!


"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eSeukv%23fFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> You can start by going here!
>
> http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-news.pl?mdl=PCVW30&LOC=3
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3298F872-EE11-48B8-A8DD-85C481675EB9@microsoft.com...
>>
>>
>> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>>
>>> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to
>>> send it
>>> back to Sony!
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Richard Urban
>>>
>>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>>
>>>
>>> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>>> > My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>>> > blacked
>>> > out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>>> > problem
>>> > could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the
>>> > pc
>>> > on,
>>> > turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>>> > show
>>> > up
>>> > on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the
>>> > pc
>>> > like
>>> > normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are
>>> > visible
>>> > with
>>> > the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know
>>> > what
>>> > the
>>> > problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>>> > monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help
>>> > would
>>> > be
>>> > appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> The pc will be 2 years old in october, is this covered under warranty and
>> if
>> not how much do you think this repair would cost? It's really frustrating
>> how
>> so many new products can't last a reasonable time. Maybe I should stick
>> to
>> Japan only products lol.
>
>

Damo
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
I have the same problem with a laptop way out of warranty...is there a way
to fix the problem or not?
Damo
"V" <Tyy@wllo.com> wrote in message
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> !
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ui7e1R8fFHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
>> it back to Sony!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>>> My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>>> blacked
>>> out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>>> problem
>>> could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc
>>> on,
>>> turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>>> show up
>>> on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
>>> like
>>> normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
>>> with
>>> the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what
>>> the
>>> problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>>> monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would
>>> be
>>> appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>>
>>
>
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
If it's out of warranty you pay them to fix it.

Damo wrote:

> I have the same problem with a laptop way out of warranty...is there a way
> to fix the problem or not?
> Damo
> "V" <Tyy@wllo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23FMxVwPgFHA.3196@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>!
>>
>>"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:ui7e1R8fFHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Likely the cold cathode lighting behind the screen has died. Time to send
>>>it back to Sony!
>>>
>>>--
>>>Regards,
>>>
>>>Richard Urban
>>>
>>>If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>>>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>>
>>>
>>>"InTheZoneAC" <InTheZoneAC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>news:9304C53F-88A8-42DA-B01B-651DFD21D922@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>>>My Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-W30 screen flickered for a few seconds and
>>>>blacked
>>>>out. I was reading many different forums with screens blacking out,
>>>>problem
>>>>could be monitor/video card/backlight/etc. Well I decided to turn the pc
>>>>on,
>>>>turn off all the lights and use a flashlight to see if anything could
>>>>show up
>>>>on the screen. I can barely make out what is shown and I can run the pc
>>>>like
>>>>normal, except the screen is pitchblack and only the images are visible
>>>>with
>>>>the flashlight pointing at the screen at an angle. Does anyone know what
>>>>the
>>>>problem could be? This desktop computer is like a laptop,
>>>>monitor/keyboard/all computer stuff built into one piece. Any help would
>>>>be
>>>>appreciated. Could it be the backlight that just went bad?
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>


Vaio PCVW30 monitor blacked out