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Monitor acting up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cardinalduke, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. Cardinalduke

    Cardinalduke Thread Starter

    Aug 27, 2006
    I have a Soyo Topaz S 24" monitor
    Windows vista operating system
    Dell inspiron 530
    Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Driver

    When I boot, I get a 'no signal' then the monitor acts as though it turns off (power on but no picture). To see the screen, I have to boot into safe mode and then either uninstall the driver or disable it and reboot.

    Initially the "no signal" readin a foreign tongue (oriental language). So I had to switch the language back to english so I could read. I included this info b/c perhaps it reset itself or something funky?

    So far I have tried:

    1) Quick restore to earlier timeframe (didn't change anything)
    2) Reinstall drivers
    3) Have dell customer support reinstall drivers, work on it, etc.

    I am considering buying a graphics card and installing it for the hell of it. Good idea?

    Do you guys have any idea what might be going on?

    Thanks in advance.

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