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Strange Monitor Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BenBrausen, Apr 25, 2004.

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  1. BenBrausen

    BenBrausen Thread Starter

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    I woke up this morning and my monitor won't work. I checked the connections and nothing. I hooked another monitor up to the computer and it works fine. Then I hooked the "bad" one to another computer and it works fine on that computer. What would be causing this? I've run a virus scan and disk check and nothing is wrong there. The "bad" monitor comes out of power save mode (yellow light turns green) when you move the mouse just like it should but the screen stays black. You can hear it make the staticy noise and hear the power kick in like it should. I tried hooking the "bad" monitor up with both the normal cable and R, G, B, Bl, Wh connection and neither work on my computer (but they both work on another PC).
     
  2. deHakkelaar

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    Does it show your POST (Power On Self Test) & the Windows startup screens ?
    If its just the desktop not showing , it could be a refresh rate problem or the resolution of your desktop is set to high to be displayed by your monitor.

    Wow Spell Checker didn't find any mistakes :D
     
  3. BenBrausen

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    It shows the startup screen and then goes away. But I didn't change any kinda settings on it. :-(
     
  4. deHakkelaar

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    Hmmm sounds like refresh rate or resolution problem.
    Connect the other monitor ,
    change the resolution to a lower setting lets say 800*600 ,
    change the refresh frequency to 60Hz in the advanced display properties , tab monitor & check there if your monitor is displayed correctly.

    Reconnect the other 1 & if ya start changing the settings up again , test them before making them permanent !

    Good luck (y)
     
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