20 Most Recent HP Pavilion F50 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Questions & Answers

The PC might have a bad VGA output - it should work at the default level without the driver. I'd return the PC to the store. If you have another monitor, try it out to verify the VGA output is bad.

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

According to the HP spec from HP website: This monitor does not have built-in speakers so you will not get any connections for the sound setup.

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

Morelikely to be backlight inverter board problem, or worst case will be the CCFL assemblies, this is vey old 15" LCD monitor, not sure if it is even worth to put money into it.
You will have to open it up and check the 12vdc feeding the inverter board and also check the surface monuted fuse on the inverter board.
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Sep 01, 2010

gstanz52, Oh, Oh, looks like someone needs a new wide screen lcd monitor!!! What is the "date of manufacture" from the rear label???? Maybe the "black screen of death" has finally caught up with your 6 to 8 year old lcd monitor. I would guess that the internal electronic ballast circuit (inverter) has failed and will not supply 500 to 1000 vac to light-up the cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamps" any more!!! Next thing to do is go HERE: http://www.lesliewong.us/blog/2005/05/02/hp-pavilion-f1703-flat-panel-display-blackout-solution/ Do some reading to determine if a possible DIY refurbishment of your unit is in your future. If you want to try refurbishing unit, then do some reading in the fixya profiles of "budmrtn" "buddymc" "12fixlouie" (me) for more information and or do comment to this post. Then you should watch some video clips at YOUTUBE of owners/ technicians disassembling and repairing typical CCFL back-lit lcd monitors.
My advice to you is: Get new higher resolution Wide Screen unit. Then and only then, attempt a refurb job on F50 to keep as a working antique spare monitor. 12fixlouie

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010

the drives laser is probably bad. cheaper to replace the drive

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on May 15, 2010

Try it on another PC first, if it still does not work then you will have to open it up. If you are going to DIY repair, then please read below and look at my albums so you will know what to look for inside.
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.


HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on May 13, 2010

you have to pop out the plastic that is covering the screws of the base...

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on May 10, 2010

Did you try to hold down the key that says Fn then keep on puching the up arrow key. This should work.

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010

Problaly you had a magnet near by that caused that Dark Shadow.

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Mar 17, 2010

unscrew it or unclip the lock

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Mar 17, 2010

you have logged this under a LCD screen problem, surely you are on about a mobile phone? This is normal for most mobile phones when they are first switched on although 10 minutes is very excessive. If its a constant problem then do contact support

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Jan 06, 2010

well this might be because the power cord of the monitor is loose contact so check it. if it is ok then check the power options settings in the control panel- performances and maintenance- power options- power schemes you will find turn off monitor option select the required option from drop down list and apply the settings.

good luck

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010

You can find motherboard for most systems on EBay


That is a generic search for an HP motherboard. You will need to refine the search for the model of your tower (F50 is the model of the Monitor)

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009

If you can make out a faint image then the fault is a backlight problem.
The fault could be an inverter board or the CCFL lamp/s
For service, parts and DIY info check out LCD Parts - click on this link to their WEB site : -

HP Pavilion F50... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009

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