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    Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    I hadn't used my 5-year old lathe for a while and powered it down for a couple weeks. I just turned it back on today and the Monoprice touchscreen monitor that I bought with the lathe fades out within a few seconds after power up. Cycling power to the monitor gets it working for a few seconds, just long enough to click a few onscreen buttons before it fades out again. Is there any chance of an affordable fix or should I just buy a new monitor?

    To make it worse, someone from Tormach mentioned that they are working on a version of the Pathpilot Operator Console for the lathe, which may be available around the end of the year and I'll probably to replace the monitor before then.

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post

    To make it worse, someone from Tormach mentioned that they are working on a version of the Pathpilot Operator Console for the lathe, which may be available around the end of the year and I'll probably to replace the monitor before then.
    Can't help with the monitor. I heard that Tormach is releasing a new lathe soon as well.

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post
    I hadn't used my 5-year old lathe for a while and powered it down for a couple weeks. I just turned it back on today and the Monoprice touchscreen monitor that I bought with the lathe fades out within a few seconds after power up. Cycling power to the monitor gets it working for a few seconds, just long enough to click a few onscreen buttons before it fades out again. Is there any chance of an affordable fix or should I just buy a new monitor?

    To make it worse, someone from Tormach mentioned that they are working on a version of the Pathpilot Operator Console for the lathe, which may be available around the end of the year and I'll probably to replace the monitor before then.
    Rut roe!
    I have 2 of them. one about 3 years old and one about 11 months old. Hope I dont have same problem

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    Well, I ordered a replacement from Amazon, which arrived today, and the old one started working yesterday so I guess I have a spare. We've had a number of power outages here so I sort of assumed that voltage spikes from one of them had done in the monitor.

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    For what it is worth I purchased a Monoprice 106959 17-Inch Monitor at the end of 2015 and it is still working great. Now I've probably jinxed it! With my probable problems in mind, which monitor did you order? Please let us know if it works with PP.

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    Caps in the PSU... I have fixed a few of them.
    Machines: Grizzly G0704 Mill W/ 3-Axis DRO | Birmingham 12X36 Lathe W/ CNC Retrofit PMDX-126/107 W/ESS 3ph W/ WJ200 VFD

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    Re: Monoprice touch screen monitor lifetime?

    The old monitor is still working fine and it's replacement is in storage awaiying complete failure of the original.

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