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Solved: Problem with monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by icelag, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. icelag

    icelag Thread Starter

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    I have a problem with my computer set: If I turn my monitor on before turning my computer on, my monitor will not detect a signal (black screen).

    If I turn my computer on first and then immediately after i turn my monitor on (while the computer is starting up) then it works fine. If I turn the monitor on when the windows is on, its too late, it won't detect a signal.

    When both are on, and I leave the computer for a certain period of time, the monitor will go to sleep (monitor is on but shows an orange light). Then when I come back to the comp set, i shake the mouse, press some keys, the light stays orange and won't detect a signal.

    Hopefully I've explained it well. My question is, what is wrong here? The monitor, the vga wire, the computer or the graphics card? Has anyone here experienced something similar before?
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I would first try accessing the OSD menu for the monitor and reset everything to default (do this with the monitor unplugged from the computer). If you cannot access the OSD this way, the monitor is bad.

    Reconnect the monitor and try booting Windows in safe mode. If that works suspect you graphics card driver or settings. If it doesn't, try the monitor with another desktop or laptop computer. If that doesn't work either try another cable. If nothing works, suspect the monitor.
     
  3. icelag

    icelag Thread Starter

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    Thanks but the problem was found to be the VGA wire.
     
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