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My monitor already fell for a few times from my bad (using it like a laptop) but this time the case of the monitor got open. I immediately closed it and when I turn it on:

  1. The ligght indicator turns on
  2. LCD turns on
  3. LCD makes this quick weird sound then displays, then abruptly turns off (no light) after a fraction of a second
  4. light indicator still on

Sometimes when I shake the monitor then turn it on, it can remain on for a few seconds but with a buzzing sound. What could be the problem?

Monitor model: viewsonic monitor vx1937wma (it doesn't have any screws and it's so hard opening it)

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closed as too broad by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, terdon, Tog, Dave M, Hennes Sep 8 '13 at 22:46

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The problem is probably because you dropped it multiple times? It could be just about anything. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 2 '13 at 19:14
    
Probably some part inside the monitor is making a bad contact (best case scenario) or you broke some electronic component (worst case scenario). –  Doktoro Reichard Sep 2 '13 at 19:14

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The fact that shaking makes it work again suggests a lose connection that can be shaken closed again. Open it up, see if any circuit board is cracked, see if anything (esp. connectors) are coming free from the circuit boards, make sure any pluggable wires are firmly connected (the panel and controlling circuit board may be built so they can unplug from each other).

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