I've had this 17" LCD monitor for three years plus with no problems what so ever,
I turned the monitor on and then the PC and for some reason the initial message was in chinese! No signal!
This dissapeared and then all i had was a blank screen.
none of the buttons on the side worked, or they seemed not to work,
After a quick hunt 2~3 hours on the net, i mannaged to find that the OSD was locked!
After unlocking the OSD (pressing and holding the ok button for 10 secs)
I reset the language to english and then reset the monitor to its factory defaults.
Still nothing, (no display)
However the backlights are working ok as you can see the edge glow from all four of them in the dark.
and the OSD is perfect,
there is no computer display even if you look across the LCD display.
I have plugged the monitor in to 2 other PC, still not working.
I have changed the resolution from 640*480 through to 1200*1024. none display.
I have checked the cable from the PC to the monitor, all ok.
I then checked the OSD settings.
ALL OF THE SETTINGS, Colour, Brightness, R,G,B
have the value of -1 (minus one). normall in the range of 0 - 255
and you are not able to change any of these values!!
I have e-mailled phillips and have had no reply.
Is there a service mode to this monitor? can the monitor be completly reset? any ideas as to where i can find a repair / service manual?
Thanks in advance