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Printer trouble spread to my monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by melog, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. melog

    melog Thread Starter

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    I have kind of a weird situation and can't seem to find any similar problems online, hoping someone here might be able to help me understand. Ok so this all started with a printer that wouldn't power on and I tried a few things including changing the power socket to the wall socket and different rooms. Didn't help and since it had no indicator light on the mod box I wanted to try my luck and hope it was just a fuse problem in the plug. I swapped out the fuse from my printer with one from my monitor and tried plugging it in again at a wall socket. The printer still won't power up and I figure it's not a fuse problem then. So I put the monitor fuse back into the monitor plug and power up my machine. The monitor won't turn on, or rather won't stay on, I get a little flash on the power light but it goes out within a second, the display itself stays black all throughout. I thought it might be a loose connection since it's a samsung syncmaster 2429hs and the power socket on the actual monitor is vertical and the weight of the cable usually makes it wiggle-y (fantastic design there). I tried unplugging and reconnecting 6 or 7 times, even waited 10 minutes before trying again and then 6 hours too. It doesn't seem like it's going to be fixed with just time and it doesn't look like a loose connection either. so yeah there's my situation, hopefully someone knows what might be going on, thanks in advance for any help :)
     
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    Make sure the Monitor's power cable is pushed all the way in at the Monitor end.

    If that doesn't help buy a new fuse and fit it into the Monitor's plug. Get the same fuse that was originally in there.
     
  3. melog

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    resolved in the dumbest possible way, turns out that I had inadvertently hit a soft power switch on the underside of the monitor so everything was fine all along, I feel like a jerk, sorry for wasting anyone's time and thanks for the help/consideration.
     
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    No problem, I'm glad you found the problem and it didn't cost anything to fix. :)
     
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