My fathers monitor once appeared to have died, but it was just the backlight that didn't turn on.
If you point the monitor on an angle and have lights on in the room, can you faintly see anything?
It's best done with a flashlight or desk lamp pointing light from the sides of the monitor.
If you see anything, then the backlight may have died on you, and that means you need to replace the monitor.
Warranty will cover that.
Last edited by Light; 07-19-2010 at 06:14 PM.