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LCD Monitor Problem Diagnosis

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheKid7, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Thread Starter

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    I have 17 ” LCD Monitor that I purchased the Spring of 2005. It started acting up around 6 months ago. For periods of time (not always) it would appear to briefly lose the signal every few seconds. I would also typically get a brief signal loss message when I would lose the signal.

    The PC recently had a motherboard failure so I upgraded to a mostly new system (Only re-used Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, DVD-RW Drive, Floppy Drive, Speakers).

    Last night I turned on the Newly built PC (Phenom Quad Core) with this monitor attached. During the approximate 10 minutes that I had the PC on the LCD monitor malfunctioned in the same manner as with the old PC and the problem was continuous. Tonight I plan to swap the "problem" monitor with another LCD Monitor.

    1. From your experience, what are the odds that it is a monitor cable problem rather than defective monitor? I do not have a spare monitor cable.

    2. Are there any other "tests" that I could perform to confirm that the monitor is defective?

    I have already selected, but have not ordered, a replacement LCD monitor. I want to feel confident that the monitor is defective before ordering the new one.

    Thank You in Advance.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    In my experience so far its never been the cable. Its been the monitor a couple of times and the graphics card taking a dump a couple of times. As long as the cable never gets pinched a lot or is subject to constant movement or pulling there isn't anything that can fail there.
     
  3. bigrig658

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    have u hooked it to a different tower and see if it dose the same thing if so the monitor is going bad if not the vid card is bad and needs to b replaced most times its the card if its a card intergrated in to the board just get a different vid card and disable the onboard card
     
  4. StillLearnin'

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    " Tonight I plan to swap the "problem" monitor with another LCD Monitor."

    Post back your results once you've done this. Then if there are problems we'll go from there.
     
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