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ridan

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:( I have two computers, win xp on one 2400 box and win 2000 on the other 600 box, both are patched together boxes with 15 inch monitors. I inherited a 17 inch monitor that requires a double male vga cord (not hardwired?) It will bootup and remain on for about a minute then the monitor will go black and the off on light will blink and make sort of a clicking noise about once per second continuously. I tried a new vga cord no change? What is the problem could it be compatibility or just an internal fuse of somesort? Works the same way on both boxes, go figure?
 
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Possibly your video card? If you have a video card in that computer try swapping it out with your other system and test it in there, and vice versa (if you have a card in your other computer put it in the one that isn't working and see if it works). If you get the same error when you insert that card into the other computer then that would be a good hint. Or if you have onboard video, well......try putting in a card from another computer and see what happens.
 

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I doubt it is the video card I have a new one in the faster box. Both computers works fine on other monitors I do have one working 17 incher too. I am leaning toward the inherited one being JUST BAD... or has some sort of breaker or fuse. It may have had a tramatic history..over loaded circuit maybe. not a big deal but never encountered this problem before.
 
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Ya sorry I read that wrong, I thought that your computer wouldn't work on either monitor. But yeah if you're getting that kinda response out of your monitor (where it goes on and then turns off, and the clicking....which means it's trying to send a signal but then still goes off....) then it sounds like it's maybe shot.
 
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