Well, my monitor stopped working again the next day and I couldn't get it to turn back on. So I went to Best Buy and bought a new 27 inch monitor. I bought the AOC - i2779vh 27" IPS LED FHD Monitor for $150 and I got a 4 year contract for it for free. I know the brand AOC is probably one of the crappier brands, but the deal I got on it seemed to be worth it. Every other 27 inch monitor they had was at least double the price.
These tend to fall in 2 categories. Faulty caps as mentioned above...and bad inverter coils. Both are easy solders, but the coils are a little more challenging of a diagnosis/identification.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to do any of that stuff.