20 Most Recent Gateway FPD 1730 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Questions & Answers


Change the power cord before giving up on it. If changing the power cord doesn't work then, yes its probably something wrong with the monitor and being over 9 years old is OLD. New monitors are dirt cheap right now.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019


If your plug into a Computer/Laptop the power management in the Operating system will control the dimming.
To get there, go into the "Control Panel"

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


All support is finished for XP years ago. The system is 13 years old and well past it expected life. Average is 8 to 10 years on a shop bought unit like Gateway, 12 years on a custom build.

I am thinking you probably have a dry joint on the board behind the switch as holding the switch makes the monitor work.

My advice though is a new computer running Windows 10, technology moves on in hardware and software.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Mar 08, 2017


The video driver is missing or corrupted. Go into Device Manager - Display Adapters - your video card and right click on it and uninstall the driver from there. Reboot , go to the manufacturer of the video chip and download and install a new one.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013


Power saving mode means the monitor is not receiving input. Assuming the Monitor is working properly, the tower is not producing the input or the cable is damaged. If the tower has another video out, try pluging into that. Try using another cable, if the problem continues that likely means that the computer is not working properly. The next step would be re seating the graphics card. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9x097QRXeA
Simply remove then re-install the Graphics card. The device is very static sensitive and you should be sure to ground yourself before opening the case of the computer.
If that doesn't work it's likely the computer was damaged during the repair.
Or was not repaired at all, such is not unheard of; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaZFGD0WJc0

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011


First, check all the pins of the VGA plugs.
Second, try this monitor with another PC to make sure it is not PC's video card problem.
Post back what you find.


Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011


The factory reset is in the on screen menu, the Auto set button is for syncronizing the signals to the PC video incase it went out of sync.
User manual from Gateway: http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Desktops/8510137-web.pdf

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011


it sounds like you have a small crack on your screen that has gotten worse over time, these black areas are where the lcd crystals aren't active anymore, unfortunately there isn't allot you can do apart from buy a new screen or put up with the black lines.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on May 02, 2011


Ahh the same thing has happened to my monitor! Mine unfortunately is 1 month over warranty. Apparently this is a common problem with this model!

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


Have you tried this monitor on a different computer? If it happens on a different computer then most likely the monitor is defective.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010


The backlight inverter circuits may have failed, check all the caps and the fuse in the power supply-inverter board first.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


sohan472004, An "INVERTER CIRCUIT" lights-up the thin "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamps" inside lcd monitors by taking a low-voltage dc voltage (10 to 20 volts dc) and converting it to a high frequency 30khz to 100khz ac voltage (500 to 1100 vac) The same principle of operation is used to light-up those new style, curlieQ,energy-efficient,screw-in CFL light bulbs. Only their tiny "electronic-ballast" circuit is called a "CONVERTER" circuit.
AC to AC Hope this helps. 12fixlouie

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


Excuse me if I'm talking below you level of expertise...

With an external monitor on a laptop you usually have to activate the plug where you've connected the external monitor cable . This requires pressing 2 keys in combination, usually a FUNCTION button + a specific function key. Yeah, they're named almost the same thing, but I'll try to keep it straight.

On your keyboard's function keys (above the numeric keys typically) should be small pictures besides the standard F1, F2, etc. which are usually in white. You're looking for the picture that resembles a monitor. On my Thinkpad the small pictures are colored blue, and the monitor is on the F7 key. It so happens that my FUNCTION button (different than the function keys we were just talking about) which is located in the lower left of my keyboard is also blue. Yours might be in a different position, but I'm giving you an idea when to look.

When you find the Function Button, press and hold this key and the correct Function key (F1, F2, whatever). You might need to press this 1 or 2 times to get the correct monitor setting. I'm not exactly sure of the order but you'll activate the external monitor, then another combination press will activate both displays, then a 3rd will do another setting, then back to the beginning. If you miss it the first time just slowly press the combination until you get what you're looking for. Be patient, and press once every 5 seconds or so, giving the computer enough time to change its settings.

Hope this helps!

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jul 27, 2010


THe push button (the button is used to push the switch shaft) is held in place with a plastic finger, it is broken off right now, that is why it dropped back in hole. This is how most of the front panel push buttons are made on most monitors, very cheaply made and design. If the finger is broken in the middle, some time I can fix it by using Silicone RTV to glue it down because the Silicone is flexible. You can try that out.
http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Gateway FPD 1730... | Answered on Jun 24, 2010

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