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2nd monitor pure blue screen, but connected

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  1. Ryan138313

    Ryan138313 Thread Starter

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    I got a new monitor and moved my main monitor as my second display (as my old second display went out).

    When I powered the PC on the 2nd display is pure blue screen (not BSOD). It is not a tint but as if the background is pure blue. If I try to move stuff over to it I can't see it, as it is going behind it.

    I have updated video card drives, removed and rediscovered in device manager, checked nvidea settings, tried VGA instead of DVI, swapped ports on the video card (stays with monitor).

    Background is not blue, I can drag my mouse over and its like it goes behind the blue screen.

    My video card supports multiple displays, I was using two before I got this new one and just swapped one out.

    Extend these displays is what I have chosen in screen resolution.

    In screen resolution I have both monitors showing as 1 and 2 , and dropping down display it shows both monitors as to what model they are BENQ V2400W and BENQ XL2420T.

    Attached picture of what its doing, anyone experienced this before?

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    If you swap the new monitor with the other monitor, so using the port and cable that work with the other working monitor, or try using just the new monitor, does it work or does it still give you the solid blue screen? The new monitor may simply be faulty right out of the box.
     
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    New monitor isnt the one with problem my old main monitor that stopped even though it worked fine prior. If i swap ports or cables it stays blue like in the pic.
     
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    So the problem follows the monitor? Have you tried unplugging all the cables from the monitor, then pressing an holding the power button for 30 seconds then only plugging in the power to it? Does the blue screen appear or does the screen start off black?
     
  5. Ryan138313

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    I will try your ideas when I get back home. I was also going to try another monitor in its place along with clean uninstall / reinstall of video drivers. I updated them but didn't uninstall/reinstall. I will post back my results when I have them.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Ryan138313

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    Unplugging everything, holding power button, and then just plugging the power cord back in and turning monitor the screen is blue. That says not video card or driver related really since its just power cord plugged in...

    Strange, since all I did was move the monitor over on my desk to make room for my new one.
     
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    Does the old monitor work fine as the primary monitor?
     
  8. Triple6

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    Maybe something cracked inside it. Unless you want to fiddle around with it, looks like you may need another new monitor.
     
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