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Can't See Anything On My Screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by trixxie02, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. trixxie02

    trixxie02 Thread Starter

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    hello, i am a first itme member, and my problem is this. i recently purchased a refurshed compaq deskpro EN. THE PROBLEM IS THAT I LEFT THE COMPUTER ON ONE NIGHT AND SHUT IT DOWN THE NEXT MORNING....AFTER RETURNING HOME I TURNED THE COMPUTER ON AND SINCE THAT DAY I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO VIEW ANYTHING ON MY SCREEN...I HAVE TRIED TO SET EVERYTHING I COULD THINK OF ON THE CONTROL PANEL, ETC HELP!!!!!!!!!!!EVEN CHANGING THE COLORS DOES NOT HELP...

    ALSO IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER? :D :confused:
    TRIXXIE :eek:
     
  2. norton850

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    Hi

    If it seems like everything else is turning on OK, you should try your monitor on another system to see if it works. Of course also make sure your monitor cable is securely plugged in to the back of your system.
     
  3. Ratboy

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    trixxie02,

    Welcome to TSG!

    This may seem like a silly question, but if you can't see anything on the screen, how did you get to the Control Panel?
     
  4. trixxie02

    trixxie02 Thread Starter

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    not a silly question, but i did meant that my screen is dark, not completely blank, as i type now, the only reason i can see anything is that i tried to change the display to the brightest setting everywhere(which is white), and i am still unable to view photos, see anything with a dark background,etc. plus my buttons are not viewable(maximize,etc.)



     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    That's a physical problem with the Monitor. It needs to be replaced.

    On some systems the Display Adapter will have a "gamma" setting that can help a bit, and for a while.

    Right click on the desktop and select properties. Under "Settings", usually on an "advanced" tab look and see if you can find a "gamma" control for the adapter. This can be used to brighten the display beyond the monitor's normal physical contols. But it is only a partial and temporary workaround if available.
     
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