I recently bought an old sceptre from the swap meet for $65. The first day it worked fine, but now after I turned my monitors off for the night, my sceptre will not show a picture. It's configured correctly and I can really faintly see a picture if I lean in really close.
The backlight is probably burned out. the LCD panel probably works fine, but since the backlight is out, you can barely see a dark picture.
Well, i would just go buy a new one unfortunately.