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Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

Question: Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

EDIT: I was able to sign into the guest user before this. While I was on the guest account, alt cntrl delete would not work, nor would trying to click on system restore as it would never pop up.

I tried doing a system restore with the disc, but while it was loading the disc, the monitor decided to flicker and go blank again, then the computer would turn off.

Could this be virus related, or perhaps some faulty hardware inside the computer?

Thank you for any of the help!

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Answer: Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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Answer:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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My desktop monitor turns blank during booting after displaying the Windows XP logo and stays like that. It cannot boot to the desktop. I have tried different monitors but the same thing happens each time, so now I know it is not a faulty monitor causing the problem.

I have even tried to use "safe mode" to get to the desktop but that doesn't work either.
As I have stated above, the computer starts to boot nicely, then the last stage to the desktop the screen turns black and that's it. VGA mode also doesn't work.

I need help.
 

Answer:Monitor turns blank.

Try replacing the video drivers for the computer.
 

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Hi everyone! I'm having a problem with my dual monitor setup, one DVI and one with HDMI, all connected on my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 GPU. The thing is, my cpu boots up. But after the Windows Logo shows up, instead of bringing me to the log on screen, the computer shuts down.

I have the latest drivers of NVIDIA (314.22). I tried to reinstall the driver in Safe Mode but it didn't work. The problem persists. While on Safe Mode, I uninstalled the NVIDIA Driver and restarted my computer. After that, my computer brought me to the logon screen but the resolution was very low and as I logged in my password and proceeded to my desktop, the resolution is also low and my 2nd monitor is on idle.

Take note that my primary monitor is the one with the DVI.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem - Computer turns off after Windows Logo shows up

Ok, after a few tinkering, I figured out that it was a hardware problem. What I did was I disconnected the DVI and the HDMI from the graphic card, then detached the graphic card from the motherboard. After a few seconds, I placed back the graphic card and connected the DVI and HDMI and ta da!, everything worked out fine.

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Answer:Monitor when idol for 10 mins turns blank screen

Check your Power Saving Settings in Control Panel, set each item to Never!

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I have dual monitors set up for extended displays. The monitors are correctly positioned in the virtual display. When I move a window to the second monitor, it disappears from monitor 1 but doesn't show up in monitor 2 - that screen is black. Thanks

Answer:Dual monitor problem - 2nd monitor is blank

Hello, and welcome to SevenForums! To improve your experience with getting help here, you should help us by filling in your system specs. Instructions for doing so, as well as information and rules of SevenForums can be found in this thread. The second post has instructions for filling in your system specs.

This issue sounds like it could be a driver problem. Have you tried reinstalling the driver for your graphics card?

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The LCD monitor turns off after a few seconds, with the message, "Monitor is turning off."  Pressing and holding Fn-F3 for a few seconds and releasing them sometimes makes it turn on again, but then it turns off again after a few more seconds.  As a test, I plugged in an external monitor and hit Fn-F7 to make both monitors come on.  The external monitor stays on, but the LCD turns off as before.Power settings are set for "never" on all functions, hiberbation is disabled.Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

Answer:A21p ThinkPad - LCD monitor turns off after few secs, external monitor doesn't

Welcome to the forum! I suspect a motherboard problem here. The output to the LCD is digital, where VGA one is analog. I've seen machines with bad motherboards that were still able to project to an external monitor.Run a PC-Doctor on all components of the system, and see what results you get... Good luck and let us know.

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Hi,we have multiple M93p tiny computers causing problems in dual monitor setup (VGA / Displayport->DVI). Our users (already >5)  keep telling us, they leave their workplace, return, then DVI attached monitor if off and they do not find a way to turn it on. This is true; the only workaround that has been found by our users is to bring Win7/32bit into standby mode and awaking it again.Needless to say, we turned all windows energy saving options off (computer standby/hibernate, monitor turn off). Still the problem appears.Maybe there is something wrong with DVI power/DVI signal?- Monitor independent, as far as I can see- Independent from Windows energy saving modes- BIOS updates did not help[todo]: Try Intel/(AMD?) drivers, let users test. I haven't seen exactly when the monitor turns off because it is reported by users. I had a testing machine, but was not able to reproduce. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/Dual-monitors-problem-VGA-and-Displaypor... is related. Anyone? Thx 

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I started out having a trojan or a virus that kept me from being able to do much on my computer, and I was running VERY slow. So I tried doing a Restore point and that did not do, because my computer could not find a restore point it could work from. I had several, but I would get an error message saying I could not use that restore point. Anyway, I then decided to reformat it. After I did that, my monitor started acting up. It has NEVER done this before... It would be on, and I would be computing right along, and all of a sudden my monitor would just go black! Then it would completely log off. I would get a message saying there was no connection. It never did completely turn the computer off (like some errors usuallly do) it was JUST the monitor, but I could not get the monitor to come back on unless I turned the computer off myself and rebooted it. I did a reboot and it worked for about 30 minutes and then started doing the same thing all over again, but this time it would only work about 10 mintues then shut down the monitor. I would reboot and the same thing would happen over and over again.

I went to microsoft online and looked for the Windows XP downloads and decided to try and update anything I needed. It did all the updates and said I had something that was damaged and needed repaired so it fixed that problem and I tried it again after the reboot. Still nothing helped the problem.

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Answer:Computer monitor turns itself off!

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hi this is my first time on this site and im glad to be on it

my problem is when i turn on my computer, nothing happens on my moniter its just black no codes or bios or anything. i dont get a beep or anything either usually wen u turn my computer on 5 seconds later it makes a beep noise but nothing now. when my computer starts, it looks fine, fans on, led lights on, cd-rom drive opens but i get no beeping noise and nothing happens on the screen. please help me, it would be much appreciated.

thanks in advance and btw im a real noob wen it comes to computer parts and such
 

Answer:Computer turns on but nothing happens on monitor

Did you recently try to install a new graphics card or RAM?
 

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I went to get on my computer this morning and I noticed that it was locked up with my screen saver. I reset my computer and now my on/off button on my monitor is flashing. I disconnected my monitor from my computer and connected it to my laptop and it worked fine.I have opened my computer and my fan for my processor works and my power supply fan is working. I have no clue after that on what could be wrong.Can anyone help?Thanks,Tim

Answer:computer turns on, but nothing comes up on my monitor

Welcome to the CH forums.Neither of your posts shows what kind of computer we're trying to diagnose.  Please read >>this<<

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I need help... sometimes my monitor will just randomly turn off, and the computer is still on but the sounds from music and videos will sound garbled. The monitor has never done this, and this computer I just built from the ground up. Please if u can tell me what to do thanks. I also have updated everything, the video card wasn't overheating, same with the cpu, the temps were pretty low and I have disabled screensavers, power options for the display. I am using windows vista, and have gotten the latest updates as well.
 

Answer:Monitor Turns off, computer still on.

I would maybe start with uninstalling sound and video drivers and reinstall.
This could still be driver problems.

But, this could also be a power problem. I had my speakers plugged into a battery backup and the sound would get all weird on me till I plugged in elsewhere.
Try plugging it into a different power outlet.

I would then maybe check the PSU, garbled sound and a monitor going out like that could be hardware related problems also. It's difficult to tell you where to start on this one.
 

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Hello. I have a 3 year old emachine computer with windows 7 and a nvidia geforce 6150SE nforce 430. I've been having a problem for a couple months to where if I shut my computer off and the next day turn the computer back on, then the monitor won't turn on with the computer. The monitor did turn on once after I unplugged everything but then it happened again after that and the monitor would not turn on. I left the computer alone for a month and turned the computer on again and the monitor is working. Now i'm afraid to turn my computer off in fear that it will not turn on again. Is this a graphics card problem or is this a motherboard problem? The graphics card is on board if that means anything. I am not a computer expert either so I don't know proper procedures to check things internally without frying anything. I updated my graphics card drivers just now but still afraid to turn off the computer to see if it's fixed. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Monitor turns on with computer SOMETIMES other times no.

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I have a Acer AL1716, recently the monitor has been turning off or refreshing when i'm on it, but now i go to turn the computer on, everything is fine but the screen doesn't switch on. but as soon as i turn the computer off, the screen will switch on and vice versa.
I've unplugged all thw wires from the monitro and back in but still nothing.

Help me please
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:My Computer Turns On But The Monitor Doesn't ?

This sounds like a computer problem and not a monitor problem. Try another monitor first, to rule that out
 

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i was watching videos last night, then the computer stuck, so i hit the restart botton. When its turning back on, i can hear the fan, but nothings shows on the monitor. i reconnect the mouse and the keyboard and they are both working.

i recalled some problems from before, my anti-virus will randomly turns off, and i have to manually turn it back on, because it does that when its updating, i didn't pay much attention to it.
also, my computer laggs from time to time, sometimes its so slow i have to wait for the letters to come out when typing.
my monitor disconnected a few times on its own as well before, it's probably because the connecting cords got loose, when i moved them around, the monitor will turn back on.
and i haven't done a virus scan for 63 days... >.<

i dont know much about computers, but i did ask a friend who is somewhat better at computers. he said it's probably a virus, but he is not sure.
i dont know most of the proper computer terms, so the above description is the best i can do.
Please give me some tips on why it's doing that, thank you very much.

PS: i dont know how to test my monitor, i have a laptop, but i don't know what else i need to do after connect the monitor to my laptop.

Answer:computer turns on but nothing shows on the monitor

To see if it's a monitor issue, your may plug the vga(video) cable of your monitor onto your laptop's monitor port.
For your computer, you will need to run a virus scan and update the virus definition on line, make sure that you are connected to the internet when you do this. Do Windows Update also. Have you been doing Spyware removal also? You may use Ad-Aware from Lavasoft, it's free. AVG anti-virus is also a free anti-virus software and it's very good.

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Hi, i have a problem with my conputer. It turns on but there is no display on the monitor. I have disconnected everything and waited a while and than connected back together but it still didnt work. I have also tried to disconnect the graphics card and connected it back which also didnt help. Another thing which i noticed is that my hdd light doesnt flicker it turns on but doesnt flicker. I conected a differend hard drive but it dodnt change anything. Will be thankfull for a quick reply. :)

Answer:Computer turns on but no display on the monitor.

Try a new monitor signal cable. If no change, the graphics card may be faulty, in which case it may just be the card's edge connector which isn't making good contact, so pull it out then push it back in, taking care to discharge static from your body before touching the card.

If still no change, the graphics card may be "dead" and needs replacing.
The system won't boot if the graphics card isn't working, hence no activity from the hard drive indicator light.

Another possibility is that the monitor itself is dead, but that alone wouldn't stop the system booting up so you'd still see activity from the hard drive light.

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Hi everyone,

This is a really small problem but I just want to get down to the cause of it. I am running windows 10 with dual monitors and every time the computer goes to sleep one of the monitors turns off and requires me to push the power button on the monitor to turn it back on. Both monitors are LG LED 23EN43 but it only happens on one of them. Any ideas why this might be happening and how to stop it?

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Hey,

My computer is less than half a year old and the monitor is the same age. I've got my computer hooked up to a TV via an HDMI cable.

About three days ago I left a game up and running while I went downstairs. 20 minutes later I came back up and my monitor resolution was much smaller and had black bars going down the side. I powered off my computer and later when I tried to turn it back on I got a "No Signal" from my monitor.

I did a full factory reset on the monitor, and I unplugged everything from the wall, both the monitor and the computer and everything plugged into the computer, and after repeating this process about 5 times it randomly booted up like normal and everything was fine.

Yesterday I turned on my computer and the same thing was happening, it took way more tries of the unplugging and plugging than it did before. Today, I can't get any signal. I had signal 1 time and it gave me a message saying Windows didn't boot properly. I went to do a system restore, it said that while scanning C there was an error because of a potentially corrupt whatever, and when I hit close on the menu it sent me back to having no signal on my computer and two hours later I still can't get back to that.

When my computer is turned on and I go to plug in the HDMI there are very visable and loud sparks when I touch the end to the computer.

I've tried leaving my computer completely unplugged for an hour, the same issue still is happening.

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i believe i have an Alienware Area 51 ALX, an old version that came out a few years ago running Windows 7
picture: http://realitypod.com/wp-content/upl...rea-51-ALX.jpg

it is no longer in that case but still has the original parts
it turns on
the computer turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor
the Ethernet cord connected to the modem doesn't seem to have a light showing that is connected like it usually does either
but i have a flash drive connected to it that lights up showing it is connected
i know this computer has a box with numbers on the motherboard that sometimes can say what the problem is with an error code
can someone help me, please?

Answer:HELP! computer turns on, monitor stays off!

When did the problem start to happen? Did it just happen out of the blue? Or did it begin after you switched cases?

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Hello everyone , I am having an issue with my computer that I have just brought, Im not really good with computers and thier components I am actually a noob at this type of stuff and don't really have any clue as to what I am looking at/for. My issue today is that when I turn my computer on everything seems fine (but obviously not) but the monitor says no signal or no input how do i fix this?

Specifications

AMD Ryzen 1300x 3.5GHz Processor
8GB DDR4 RAM
4GB MSI GTX1050 Ti
MSI A320M Gaming Pro AM4 AMD Motherboard
1TB WD Blue Hard Drive
240GB Solid State Hard Drive
600 Watt Power Supply


























 

Answer:Computer turns on but no signal on monitor...

Hello

So is this pc a new one? If so you may want to use the warranty.
 

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Hi, Im new here

I got some problems. My computer was built by me. I turn it on but i dont get no signal on the monitor. I dont know what the problem can be. My specs are these.

AMD64 3500 socket 939 venice
Asus A8V Deluxe
Ati 9800 PRO
WD 200GB HDD
1GB MB RAM PC4400
Antec 480W PSU

. I just ordered a 7900GT and a new mobo. But it will take a long time to arrive all the way to mexico. So i was wondering if i can find the answer here. Thanks
 

Answer:Computer turns on but there is no signal on the MOnitor

sometimes it's stupid stuff like a cable loose or the monitor is turned off.
 

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hi, i put together my first computer and i used:
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- amd athlon 36 3000+
- asus a8n-e motherboard
- corsair 2x512mb
- antec truepower 480W atx 12v
- sapphire radeon 9800 pro

when i start up my computer it looks like everythings fine, fans working, lights are on, drive opens and closes, but theres no display on the monitor .
i think it could be the video card, because all the fans but the one one my video card are spinning, but other than that i'm clueless. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:my computer turns on but nothing displays on monitor

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you connected the card to the powersupply?

Look HERE for instructions on how to do this.

Regards Howard :wave:
 

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Hi ... I have a 1.8ghz Duron on a msi board.... one day my comp just shut off and then i turned it back on and the computer turned on as normal but my monitor wasnt getting a signal it doesnt even turn on to the bios screen.... I thought my monitor was bad so i checked it out and it wasnt my monitor i switched out my video card to a one that my brother gave me.... and it still didnt work...I even reset the cmos memory... by jumping it... ive taken out all components and just turned the computer on and waited for the video card error sound to beep and still nothing... any ideas?
 

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Need any advice I can get. Recently when i tried to turn on my laptop the power came on, but the screen stayed black. After turning the computer off and on several times I noticed that the icons on top would flash on when the computer comes on, but would turn off soon after. I was not able to start in safe mode either. I don't think it is a power problem as the fan, power light, and CD ROM still have power when the system is turned on. I don't believe it is my monitor either as I have already tried to hook up my laptop to my desktop monitor and it still would not display anything. Would appreciate any help, or suggestions on how to test system to figure out problem.
 

Answer:computer turns, on monitor dosent

Can you see a slight image? if yes that's a backlight issue. if no it's video card which means the motherboard pon a laptop.
 

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Every time I play any game for my computer, after 10-15 minutes my monitor turns off and my computer like dies but sometimes I can still hear the game music but other times I hear like a buzzing noise. It's a custom built computer that I've had for a year. It's never had this problem before until a few months ago.Windows VistaGeForce 9600 GT 512MB PCI-E2 Gigs RamProcessor: E8400 3.00 GHzI've updated my GCard already. I thought it might've been overheating so I already cleaned the fans with compressed air. I don't have this problem with anything else, only when I play games (Sims 3 , Trine, etc. )I'm really frustrated and upset at this point and I really need help  Advice?

Answer:Computer and/or Monitor Turns Off During Games

Play the game for about 10 minutes, then post your temperatures.Retrieving hardware temperatures: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,83105.0.html

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Hi everyone,

This is a really small problem but I just want to get down to the cause of it. I am running windows 10 with dual monitors and every time the computer goes to sleep one of the monitors turns off and requires me to push the power button on the monitor to turn it back on. Both monitors are LG LED 23EN43 but it only happens on one of them. Any ideas why this might be happening and how to stop it?

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Hi guys, So basically about a week ago my computer started to have some issues with not showing any respond on the monitor after i tried waking it from sleep mode. So what i did was just unplug it for 30 secs to 1 minute and it seemed everything started up fine (the Bios info was the first thing to appear and then the menu where you choose normal or a safe mode start).But a couple of days ago it it seems that the computer wont respond at all even after trying the unplugging method,It doesn't get any more beeps and the monitor doesn't respond anymore.
I tried checking weather or not the monitor was the problem by connecting another working one but the problem still persist. I tried reseating the RAM as well to see weather that fixed the problem but still no luck.I also left it unplugged for the entire night to see if that worked but nothing.At this point i don't know if the power supply is the problem or something else im not aware of.Im pretty green in this area so any help would mean alot.

Answer:Computer Turns On but Nothing Shows up on Monitor?

if you don't see any lights or hear the hard drive and fans spin up it is likely the power supply. You can test it by unplugging from the motherboard and jumping the green wire to the black, plug in to wall outlet, turn on switch at back if it has one. fan in power supply should spin. this test does nothing to check output voltages so just because the fan spins it could still be a faulty power supply. If the fan does not spin you know it is toast.

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my computer will turn on but the monitor does not turn on the light just blinks it suddenly stoped working after working fine for 1 year the monitor works fine when hooked up to other computers the tower itsself is a visionman any ideas whats wrong?
 

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Ok say a few days ago i was moving my computer and then it later fell over. now i've plugged it back in and am having problems. the computer turns on but the monitor acts like its on standby (light on front flashes like its on standby) could something have come loose. Please help not real smart about computers

Answer:[SOLVED] My computer turns on but not monitor

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Originally Posted by blondejojo1008


Ok say a few days ago i was moving my computer and then it later fell over. now i've plugged it back in and am having problems. the computer turns on but the monitor acts like its on standby (light on front flashes like its on standby) could something have come loose. Please help not real smart about computers




loose maybe one possibility, check the graphic card... if its an integrated graphic card, maybe theres something wrong with your hard drive.. casue these things are so fragile... do you hear any tickling sound anywhere?

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Hi, So My computer is an acer aspire with windows vista and one day when i started my computer on a black screen just came up and nothing showed. I didnt hear any noises for start up but i could hear my computer on and the fan was spinning an the aspire light was on but the blue light around the power light wasnt on (The blue light originally is on when the computer is on, and the blue light is flashing when on sleep) but no light wasnt on at all and isnt turning on. I could hear the computer on though which is wierd..

Keep in mind that i do have the sims3 installed onto the computer and it seemed to go really slow right before the computer doesnt work so could it be that my graphics card is burned out and i need a new one?

I did most of the stuff to see if it would work again, Like..
-change monitors
-take out plug and hold power for 30 seconds
-took out the ram and cleaned it
-all the basicss...

Please Help! :(

Answer:Computer turns on but Monitor is black...

When you say you could hear the computer on do you mean the windows start up sounds?
--> Try removing the jumper for the internal battery, if no jumper then just remove the battery itself for 30 second s, then put it back in and turn on.

Does your mobo have an internal speaker (beep)? If not, try plugging in a headset and listen for error messages

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I tryed taking out cmos , cards and back in , different plug ins , even 2 different monitor
The monitors tell me Entering Power sleep mode , No siginal ect
please help
 

Answer:Monitor and PC turns on , but my monitor wont start up

Check the cable?
 

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- I have three pcs with win8 and this is the only one it's happening too.

Every time I move the mouse to wake the monitor it rebootsIf I turn off the monitor and turn it back on it reboots

Anyone run into this issue?
I read on a win7 forum that's it's the video card drivers but I tested both the Windows one and Nvidia ones.

The pc is a
CPU Q6600
Motherboard ASUS P5K-V
Video Card 8500 GT
RAM 4GBs

Answer:Computer reboots everytime the monitor turns on

Hi,

Please follow this thread and attach what it asks for to a new post right here in this thread:

http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

We should be able to sort this rather quickly. Your issue is of the easier type.

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Recently I have put together a new computer (ordered parts from newegg woot) but after putting everything together and turning it on for the first time it gave out a loud long continuous beep with no display to the monitor. While troubleshooting I found out that my ******* forgot to plug in the PCI-E power to my graphics card. So round two I turned on my computer again and finally no long beep at all but still no display to the monitor. I've researched online for similar problems and did a number things such as replugging and reseating everything in the mobo along with taking the CMOS battery out to reset the bios. Still nothing. All the fans light up and work, hard drive feels like its working due to the minor vibrations I felt and even the CD drive works. PSU fan is running fine and even the video card is running. I tried reseating the video card and STILL nothing. I'm completely lost... I only have one extra video card that's in my roommates computer that I built for her so could test it if needed. I keep reading that it might be a different problem so I havn't tried yet. The only part that I didn't buy from newegg WAS the videocard because the card I have is the one from the old build. It ran WoW and starcraft but then one day my computer just shut down for no reason during gameplay and during normal activities. SO, I bought a whole new system since I figured it was time for an upgrade anyways and my mobo was getting old either way. Is it my vide... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on fine but no display on monitor

Sounds like the only thing not considered is that the monitor is bad. Try it with another machine, sometimes we overlook things like that, I had a very similar problem recently

As for the power button, I have no idea what in the world could be causing that to happen. That sounds like a really weird problem.
 

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Let me preface this by saying when it comes to the guts of a computer I'm a complete novice.

I have a custom computer- I simply made a list of what I wanted my computer to do, gave it to a friend who helped me order the parts and then a third friend put it together. This was about three years ago, it has always worked like a dream.

I moved a few months ago and haven't had the PC on. This past week I set it up with an old monitor because I didn't want to dig mine out of storage. Initially it worked fine for a day or two. Then it started acting weird (not turning on, giving me 'power save' messages and returning to black.)

Fine. I get my monitor, hook it up and it works great for two days.

Last night and this morning I noticed the computer kept locking up while working in photoshop. I had to restart it each time CTRL+ALT+DEL wouldnt work. It was like the computer worked but the monitor had simply locked up.

It locked up on me maybe two hours ago when nothing was running (program wise). I had plugged in a flash drive, turned around and when I turned back it was locked up.

Shut it down.
Turned it back on.
The little beep when the monitor first starts up beeped and then held, never ceasing. Just a long constant beep that never stopped and displayed only the green screen that advertises the brand of graphics card or motherboard or something like that in the computer.

I shut it off, gave it a little more time than usual and turned it back on.
It did the same ... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on, Monitor won't..diagnostic beeps?

Quote:





Originally Posted by CatTeeth


Let me preface this by saying when it comes to the guts of a computer I'm a complete novice.

I have a custom computer- I simply made a list of what I wanted my computer to do, gave it to a friend who helped me order the parts and then a third friend put it together. This was about three years ago, it has always worked like a dream.

I moved a few months ago and haven't had the PC on. This past week I set it up with an old monitor because I didn't want to dig mine out of storage. Initially it worked fine for a day or two. Then it started acting weird (not turning on, giving me 'power save' messages and returning to black.)

Fine. I get my monitor, hook it up and it works great for two days.

Last night and this morning I noticed the computer kept locking up while working in photoshop. I had to restart it each time CTRL+ALT+DEL wouldnt work. It was like the computer worked but the monitor had simply locked up.

It locked up on me maybe two hours ago when nothing was running (program wise). I had plugged in a flash drive, turned around and when I turned back it was locked up.




Remove the video card, and see if your computer will start up normally.
If not and the computer continues to beep, shut it down and remove the ram.
If your mother beeps at you indicating no ram its fine and your cpu maybe at fault.
If nothing beeps and just comes on with no lights from the keyboard or monitor ... Read more

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I have read previous posts and i know for sure that my RAM is good and my Video Card is Good because i ran a mem test on my RAM and i my video card is brand new. The only conclusion i can come up with is that the PSU is not sending the "Power Good" signal to my MOBO which is resetting the CPU over and over, i know what the problem is but now i just do not know how to solve this problem. How could i fix the "Power Good" signal. Anyone>

Answer:Computer turns on, no beeps, no monitor signal.

Is this a desktop or a laptop?

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Hello, can some one please help me , when i press the power on button it just lights up with no hdd thinking turns it self off after 5 seconds , now i am thinking it is the power suply because the fan is not spinning but every thing like the video card fan and cpu fan are spinning so i was also thinking that its over heating because of the thermal goo could be dried up ? ? my specs are gigabyte mobo 1.5Gb Ram 1Gb Gigabyte Graphics card and a standard 3.2 Mhz cpu nothing fancy but was working fine till i pulled the power out of the PSU one night to switch it off after it froze . . any advice would be much appreciated via here or e-mail [email protected]

Answer:computer turns off after 5 secs monitor not responding

Please read this first-(click me)List as much about your computer as possible....Don't post messages with any personal information such as personal e-mail address...

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Monitor switches off seconds after computer turns on

Hi,
Last night i returned to my computer and the screen was black (orange light) I then moved mouse and pressed keyboard and though the light changed to green the screen was still black.

I turned the machine off and started it up again- the monitor worked for first seconds then switches black (green light still on). I've tried this several times and the same thing occurs. I changed monitors and it still happens.

Does anyone know what is happening? How can i fix it? Please help!

CYPS
 

Answer:Monitor switches off seconds after computer turns on- Please HELP

check your setup to see that all cables are properly and firmly attached.

what kind of computer is it? (be specific as possible) do you know of any recent changes that have occurred?

if your warranty is still valid, contact the manufacturer.
 

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I got a specialist to build my computer after i failed a few times. They said a couple parts had to be replaced so they were. And now a few weeks later i get it back and we add windows 10 and as we press check for updates it freezes. It then wouldn't post when we turned it off and then on again. The fans would turn on and everything seems to be working but the monitor says no signal detected and the keyboard and mouse lights don't turn on.
Any ideas?

Answer:Computer turns on but monitor says no signal detec

This is a hugely common problem that could have a very large number of causes, do you get any beeps when it turns on? If not do you have a motherboard (system) speaker installed? It is a tiny speaker that plugs into the motherboard and beeps a specific code which can identify errors on startup. If you don't I would recommend buying one on Amazon and installing it as it would narrow down the issue much faster.
Here is a page on Tom's Hardware with a vast list of things to try if this issue occurs, as I said it could be caused by a variety of things so check through this and see if any of the fixes work: click here

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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hi,
i m having a problem with my graphics card. its an AGP card of 128mb and 5200fx. Its of Geforce(nVidia). From last few days my monitor turns-off and when i move the mouse cursor monitor turns on for a second and turn off again. I have checked there is no problm with the softwares section (like power managment etc.).And even if i restart the system it doesnot turns on but case LEDs are glowing and CD leds are blinking for long. No beeps.
Day before yesterday when this happened i turned off the system and back on after 2-3hrs and it was ok. But yesterday it didnt turned oneven after 4-5 hrs. then i thought that agp might hv overheated so i switched on the AC for 2 hrs and got temp down to aroung 24 C but even then it didnt started. then i removed the agp card and ran my system on integrated VGA and it worked fine. and today right now i just put the agp card back and its working again. i m writing this thread on agp running.
Whats the problem??
Please help.
thanks in advance.
 

Answer:AGP card problem -Monitor turns-off

no replies yet..... plz help soon.
 

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Here are some things I've noted.

It worked just fine on ANOTHER monitor. I just received a new CPU heatsink and installed that. Now tried to start up on a DIFFERENT monitor, and will not get a display, although the fans are all on. The output is through DVI and my video card only has 2 DVI outputs so I cannot test with analog.

I tried reseating the video card and that doesn't seem to help.
I really doubt its the monitor because I have another computer just used to connect to it using the same DVI cable and it works fine.

Basically the only thing I've done is install this new heatsink. One thing I did note, is that this heatsink comes with a "backplate" that allows you to screw the heatsink in instead of using the crappy pushpins that are now standard for intel boards. The "backplate" has some double sided very strong tape and I placed it on the back of the motherboard as instructions noted. I noticed that the sticky part touched pins on the bottom of the board - Maybe the sticky tape was conducting electricity somehow? But then I thought - well then the computer would just short out and shut off.

I'm stumped...

appreciate any help, thanks!
 

Answer:newly built computer turns on but NO display on monitor

i'm very concerned now... I tried connecting to the monitor using the VGA-DVI adapter supplied with my video card... still no display.

Also I've noticed that my usb keyboard and mouse are not getting powered when the computer is turned on.

ALSO, if I push my power button, the computer is not shutting down like it normally should ( I have to hold it down for ten seconds to force it to shut off).

has something happened to the motherboard? Could the backplate that I put on for the heatsink really be causing this problem?
 

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Hey guys. I'm new to this site and I am seeking help. See, my monitor turns to black like its going to sleep and then when i check my computer, its still working but freezes after the blackout. I've tried going to control panel and change the power options but it still crashes. It happens when i am searching the net, playing a game, or starting my computer. Any suggestions?? My system is Windows 7 Home Basic, Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz 2.67 GHz, Installed memory (RAM): 2.00 GB and it is a 32-bit Operating system. HELP!

Answer:Monitor automatically turns black, and computer freezes after. HELP!

Hello Ronell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi. Bought a brand new computer with no OS or anything, only put together. Now I would like to get to BIOs to get an OS on it, but I can't get any access. The motherboard has integrated Ati Radeon HD 4200 card. Monitor is like 10 years old CRT. Could the problem be too high motherboard native resolution for the monitor? Computer does nearly nothing after turning on, only disc drive starts flashing (besides the obvious sounds of the vent and the on-light), no beeps or anything.
 

Answer:Monitor turns on sleep mode when connecting new computer on the VGA

Firstly you don't need to go into bios to run the CD for the O.S, and no CRT monitors don't use very hight resolution but it sounds like a graphics card issue or the VGA cable is dodgy. Try plug your computer into a newer LCD/LED monitor and that should fix the issue.
 

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Hi,

I am new to the forum. I am facing the issue that if i leave the computer idle for couple of minutes and the monitor turns off, after couple of minutes fan starts running in full speed and the computer will not respond. The only option then is to hard shutdown and turn it back on.

Here are some preferences:

Monitor: Set to turn off after 15 minutes
Sleep: Never Sleep
HardDisk: Turn off after 180 minutes (On AC Power)
Hybrid Sleep: Off
USB Selected Suspending: Enabled

My system configuration:

Lenovo T440P
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 with latest patches (updates till yesterday)
Core i7 - 2.5 GHZ Processor [Intel i7-4710MQ]
16GB RAM DDR3 [Corsair Vengeance]
512GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO

Actions that I have taken:

Installed latest Intel HD4600 & Nvidia G730M Drivers
Check if network adapters are allowed to goto sleep
Install all windows update

Any help in this matter will be highly appreciated. Tell me what you need and i will post it immediately, like event logs or anything.

Thanks,

Answer:Computer hangs if left idle and after monitor turns off

Is this a company laptop or one that you personally own? If the fan is kicking in at that point. Something is eating up CPU cycles.

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After the recent Windows 10 update, my wife's laptop no longer displays on the external monitor. All was well before the update.

I am comfortable that Windows sees the monitor because clicking on Display Settings shows two displays. If I unplug the HDMI cable, only one display is shown.

I have confirmed that the monitor works by trying it with another laptop. I have also changed the HDMI cable between the laptop and the external monitor.

Device manager reports that I have the latest display driver installed.

I would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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Hey, recently (today) the computer monitor will turn off and severe the connection between monitor and computer. That meaning the monitor doesnt show any thing on the screen (even though the computer is on) it will show what it usualy shows when the computer is turned off (red green blue, please check the power cable or computer is the message)

EXAMPLE: Im playing world of warcraft, boom screen goes blank and the monitor goes into its computer off state. I turn the monitor on and off but it doesnt do anything. The computer is still on and running.

Ohh yeah and i reseated the video card and switched the monitor, same thing is still happening.
 

Answer:Help! Computer monitor turns off and disconnects from computer for no reason.

If you have integrated video...try that and see if same thing. Just a thought. Could be the card. Reinstall video processor drivers. Give the machine a good general checkup. Does this happen when you're not playing a game? Or just when things are accelerated?
 

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Windows 7 Ultimate OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
CPU Type - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, 1600 MHz (6 x 267)
Motherboard - Shuttle FG33M (1 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset - Intel Bearlake G33
System Memory - 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Video Adapter - NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (2048 MB)

I'm using my TV as a monitor - Sharp LC-37GX3W Digital Hi-vision, connected by DVI cable.

I have a problem - my monitor spontaneously turns black when I work on my computer, doesn't matter how long I work and what I do on it. It may happen when I'm watching movie or trying to close some program or doing something in Photoshop and so on.

Originally for about 3 years I was using Nvidia Quadro FX560, but since I'm working usually with Photoshop and audio-video editors I decided to buy new one just couple weeks ago. The FX560 also were giving me a hard times time to time - usually it was broken monitor effect, sometimes BSOD (though I'm not so sure that the reason was my graphic card), but it monitor never turns off by it self. I did some RAM tests and there was no errors.
After I installed my new GT610 with new driver (first I tried 306.97-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql, and then 310.64-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-beta - monitor was turning off on the both of these drivers) my monitor spontaneously turns black and it sounds like BSOD when I watch some movie. I couldn't see but I could hear the s... Read more

Answer:Problem: monitor spontaneously turns black

When you replaced the Quadro card, did you first:
uninstall ALL of the nVidia software from Programs, and then remove the driver.
Shut down the PC, then switch to the new card.

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I was wondering if someone can help me?

I am connecting my Asus A8 with Vista Home Premiuem to Sharp LCD tv via the cord with lots of little pins. (yes, just showed everyone how tech savvy i am)

It has been working fine, but recently, when i connect to tv and closed the lid, the tv also blanks out and sys "out of Range". When I open my notebook lid again, the desktop re-appears on the tv ONLY. and When unplugged from tv, the desktop doesn't reappear on my notebook until i restart the notebook. this only happens when i closed the lid, if i leave the lid open everything is fine and is only happening recently.

I have set to "Do nothing" when I close lid.
 

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Hello and thank you for reading this:

My computer locks up and crashes (no ctrl+alt+delete, no alt+f4 works). This always happens when playing a video game. When it crashes the monitor will turn either yellow, pink, or teal. I have two monitors and sometimes one will turn yellow and the other will turn pink. The only way to get out of the crash is to restart my computer. Any idea's for help?
 

Answer:Computer Crash - Monitor turns either yellow, teal, or pink

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Ok,i have a problem..i use 2 monitor on my laptop,one from the laptop itself and one is regular lcd monitor,i set my another monitor (not the laptop monitor) to a main monitor,and if i connect the sec monitor to my laptop it sayd out of range,and my laptop monitor is not turned up cuz i just select "only display on monitor 2"on didplay setting,so i just stuck with double blank monitor when i connect the sec monitor,plz help me out from this shitty things

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Ok,i have a problem..i use 2 monitor on my laptop,one from the laptop itself and one is regular lcd monitor,i set my another monitor (not the laptop monitor) to a main monitor,and if i connect the sec monitor to my laptop it sayd out of range,and my laptop monitor is not turned up cuz i just select "only display on monitor 2"on didplay setting,so i just stuck with double blank monitor when i connect the sec monitor,plz help me out from this shitty things

Answer:stuck with double blank monitor when connect second monitor

Hold down the Windows key and press P twice (then release the windows key) and after a couple of seconds it should revert to the laptop monitor only.

I don't know why it's saying out of range on the monitor though.

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Hi I wanted to use my CRT TV as a second monitor and connected it to my Computer using an 'S' connector.I have an NVIDIA 5500 Card with TV Out. so I ran the Cable from this to my TV.I then Selected Clone mode to get the same picture on my Monitor and my TV the problem is while my Monitor works fine and displays in color my TV only displays in Black and White.So how do I get my TV to display in Color when connected to my Computer.Note: The TV works fine for normal TV reception its just that it won't display in Color when using it as an additional Monitor.

Answer:Dual Monitor Problem TV+Monitor (Clone mode) Monitor (OK) TV (No Color)

You will alway struggle with a cathode screen. You need to really have a T.V that has a VGA port. Which generally means spending money. My tv is a Sony Bravia with a VGA port and it works perfect but I had to spend the money to get it. 

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Hello everybody! Sorry for any error but I am from Italy.

I have a problem with Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro Retina 13".
When I am in battery mode and monitor turns off for the energy saving (whatever interval time I choose), if I have not any app using the audio (for example Media Player), the computer disconnects the audio output. So, the sound come out from the internal speakers. I can just solve disconnecting and connecting again the jack in the audio output.

If I run a music program, I have no problem.

If I use the power cable, I have no problem. With or without any music program running.

How can I solve this issue?

Hope I was quite clear explaining my problem.

Thanks for your help!

Nick

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Hello everybody! Sorry for any error but I am from Italy.

I have a problem with Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro Retina 13".
When I am in battery mode and monitor turns off for the energy saving (whatever interval time I choose), if I have not any app using the audio (for example Media Player), the computer disconnects the audio output. So, the sound come out from the internal speakers. I can just solve disconnecting and connecting again the jack in the audio output.

If I run a music program, I have no problem.

If I use the power cable, I have no problem. With or without any music program running.

How can I solve this issue?

Hope I was quite clear explaining my problem.

Thanks for your help!

Nick

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i have a duel monitor set up and only when i set the desktop background to black then it will turn off right a way what i want to know is what is turning my monitor off and how to make it do it with a different background

Answer:dual monitor- monitor turns its self off in 2 sec

jxdxk, welcome to the forums. Please fill in your specs

System Info - See Your System Specs

How are the monitors hooked up?

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My computer monitor went blank when I restarted it its ok but right after the Window XP introduction it goes blank and I don't know the reason or how to fix it but the CPU is working and I don't have any other monitor to use or test it out if its my CPU that's not functioning well

Answer:Computer monitor went blank

A CPU is a chip that fits in a socket on the motherboard. If the CPU was bad, you wouldn't get any display at all. Can you get into safe mode?

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Please help me! I'm out of ideas!
I've looked around and done some searches and can't find anything that helps me... So here goes.

Last week I purchased a 2nd hand computer (just the tower, no monitor etc) on e-bay, the seller claims it was working fine before he wiped it and sent it via courier...
But when it arrived, I plugged it in, plugged in a monitor, keyboard... fired it up and.... The monitor remains blank.
As far as I can tell, the monitor is behaving as if there is no signal going to it. It doesn't come off standby.

I have tried 2 monitors and I know both are working normally.
The fans are spinning, I've made sure everything is secure and plugged in inside, in case something was jolted loose in transport, but other that there being only one screw loosely holding the harddrive in (which I corrected) everything seems fine.

I tried removing the graphics card that came with it and using integrated, removing and re-installing the RAM.... Basically everything I could think of.
The seller suggested that the fan my have moved a bit and be preventing the cpu from booting the machine properly.... Its one of those big chunky fans, I was going to try removing it and re-installing it, but I can't figure out how to detach it.
The PC was sent without any documentation.
It was packed well, so it would have to have had some pretty rough treatment to be damaged...
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Answer:2nd hand computer... blank monitor?

I would remove the fan and try and reseat the cpu. Look for the screws that attach the fan to the motherboard and unscrew them. Then undo whatever latch mechanism is used to place the cpu. then put it back in and make sure that it is put in right. you shouldn't have to force it at all. reassemble and try again.
 

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Okay so I have had this problem since I first got my computer which was around a year and a half ago. So what happens is every time the screen resolution changes it causes the monitor to go into a grey blank screen. Thats is where I sit there for 10 minutes pressing the power button on and off until the the screen responds. All of my drivers are up to date and because of this problem playing games is just such a hassle. If you can help that would be really appreciated. =)

Answer:Blank Computer monitor due to resolution!

Maybe your monitor cant handle the high resolutions, it happens.
Post all hardware specs including power supply wattage and brand.

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Hello everyone,

I bought a new computer about 3 weeks ago, building it myself and had no problems with much of anything except with the display.

My computer setup is: 4GB 1066 G.Skill RAM, HIS Raedon 4870, ASUS Rampage Formula, Intel E8500, Chimei 22" monitor, and a Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W. (For the more vital system components) Windows Vista 32 Bit SP1, great cooling on everything. I have my computer setup with a CoolerMaster Stacker Case, all the right fans in the right spots and I monitor the heat otherwise i'd think that was a problem.

I tried starting my computer today and the monitor did not post. So I unplugged it and plugged my IC Power 19" monitor in and it received a signal. I then plugged the 22" monitor back into the DVI port and it worked... (lol it was stuck in 1280x1024) so I restarted and it didn't display again.

It happened before where the 22" wasn't showing anything so I bought new DVI cables and it seemed to work fine for about 2 weeks, then stopped just today. I changed the DVI cables around and they worked for the 19" but not the 22". I'd say it is the monitor but i'm unsure of that considering I was able to get it to work again. I never had this problem with my old computer, this happened the first time about 2 days after I had my new computer setup.

Any ideas on what could be happening or causing this? The 22" still works, it's just not receiving a signal when ... Read more

Answer:Blank Monitor At Computer Startup

read the no post guide in the guides forum
 

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My computer boots up fine but the monitor is blank and goes into stand by mode

Answer:computer boots up but monitor is blank

Have you tried another monitor?Black Screen on Boothttp://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...http://support.microsoft.com/suppor...http://support.microsoft.com/direct...http://support.microsoft.com/suppor...http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...http://www.sysopt.com/articles/trou...

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I Think I have a Graphics Card Problem, But don't know how to fix it.
I have an Older Computer. CompaQ Presario
It has an onboard Graphics Card. I was On the computer Watching a Video Clip online and the Computer locked up. I Shut it down and When I turned it back on All I see is a Blank screen.
First since My Daughter and I have identical Computers I hooked up her monitor To my computer And the same thing happened I can here the Computer Starting but just have a Blank Screen.
Since I do not have any recovery Discs for this Computer.
(It just has a Special Recovery Partion To Reload everything.) When the computer starts you usualy see an option to start Windows or the Recovery partion. But I see Nothing.
So I could not reload my os if I tried Because I cannot see anything on the Screen.
After I realized it was not my Monitor. I Took out my Hard Drive and Placed it in my daughters computer. And it started fine.
No errors no problems. But when I put it back in my Computer
I still see a Blank Screen.
I went to Compaq site. And it's telling me to Reset my Bios.
I know for a fact I did not change anything in my Bios.
Plus if I cannot See anything on the Screen. I cannot see the Bios screen or menu or anything
(I've tried hitting f8 and starting in Safe mode.) But still I see nothing on the Screen.
This is an onboard Graphics card So if the Card is bad, you have to get to a menu screen to disable it. And enable a new one.
So If I can't see... Read more

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Hey guys,
This is the computer of my girlfriend's grandmother that is having the problem. I don't have the full system specs, but I know that it is an older Dell model, and the monitor is plugged into the onboard (default) slot. There's no separate GPU. The computer was running fine with no problems, and is now only having problems since we moved it to a new room. Now, the computer will not boot.

Everything turns on like normal, lights flash, keyboard lights up, mouse works, sounds like the fans and everything are running, but the monitor will not display any image. The light on the monitor will turn green and about two seconds later turn back to orange as if it is asleep. I can not get any farther than this.

I posted on another site, and someone asked me about beeping. The first time I powered it on there were no beeps. The second time, I pressed F8 rapidly to try and get boot options, and then the computer let out 4 beeps. Still a blank monitor with an orange light instead of green. I don't know really what the beeps tell me, and especially since they only came after I pressed F8. All we did was move the computer, so I'm really stumped.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:HELP - Computer won't boot, Blank monitor.

First, try clearing the CMOS. To do this, remove all power from the system, and either switch the jumper, or remove the CMOS battery. Hold down the power button for about 20 to 30 seconds just to make sure everything is drained. Try booting again.
 

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Hi all,
A couple of days ago my computer froze during normal usage. When trying to reboot the computer the monitor stayed completely blank, with an orange light rather than the usual blue one (as if in standby mode perhaps). The computer turned on fine, it was just that the monitor wasn't picking anything up.
I'm not a computer expert but I'm guessing this is a hardware fault. I have tried to isolate several different parts to test each component. The monitor was plugged in to a different computer and works fine. I also suspected the video card might have been at fault and so I replaced it with a video card from an old computer and the problem still existed.
I'm now unsure as to what else it could be, perhaps the mother board?
If anyone has any ideas what else could be causing it or suggestions for how to resolve this then that would be a huge help!
Thanks,
Shaun

Answer:Monitor blank when booting up computer

Have you checked to see if its a driver issue?.
You haven't mentioned the operating system you have, but have you also checked in the installed monitor devices part of system, and seeing if there are errors or diagnostic checks showing there?.

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I just got a brand new HP ENVY All-in-One 27-p010xt CTO (Touch) two days ago.  Except for this one issue, it is the nicest computer I've ever used, but this one issue is a major one and is driving me crazy.  If it cannnot be resolved soon I will return it and ask for a full refund and get a different brand. While using the computer the whole screen goes black (blank) for a second or two at a time.  If I am watching a video the audio will continue to play while the screen is blank.  It goes blank at least once every 3 minutes, but can do it up to 10 times in one minute making the computer unusable.   This started the first day I had the computer after a few hours of use.  It got worse and worse as the night went on and eventually the screen was blank 90% of the time with intermittent times where I could see the screen and do things.  I ended up restoring to initial settings and went to sleep and the next day (day 2) the computer never messed up.  On day 3 (today) it worked great but after a few hours of use started up again with going blank randomly.  It went blank at least 10 times while typing this post. I have checked for drivers updates on the graphics cards but they are up to date.  The Bios software is also up to date.   

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I hope someone knows the answer.
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10. Several times over the past 6 months I have noticed my computer still on and the Screen has turned off. Neither the Keyboard or the Mouse responds either.
The only way I can switch off is to hold the power button for a few seconds.
I have prevoiusly made sure the Sleep options, if ever i use them, is only for the computer and never the screen.
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Hi,

This is my first post, but I will try to make it as descriptive as possible. I really appreciate any help I can get on this.

So, for the past two days, when I have come into work and turned on the computer and monitor, it starts but has lines or black spots, mostly lines and dots when the computer starts. I cannot see my log in screen or any images, just the lines and dots. I can still log in, since it goes straight to where you put in your password. Once I log in, a little bit of the desktop appears, but the rest of it is a white screen with some lines and I cannot see my mouse moving in that area. THen those lines slowly go away. And everything works fine after awhile, because the lines go away on their own. However, I have run a few virus scans and nothing has really shown up or helped. If I just turn on and off the computer now, it''ll be fine, it seems to only happen after a night of being shut off and then turned back on again. Because the monitor is fine and doesnt do any of that when I turn it on and off after a few minutes, only for the night. Does anyone know what this could be?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Monitor Is Either Blank Or Has Fuzzy Lines!

You most likely have a hardware problem. The likely culprits are monitor and video card. I might guess at the monitor and the problem goes away when it is fully warmed up. If this is the case it will probably get worse as the component that is failing continues to die.

If there is another monitor handy, I would swap and see if problem goes away.

If not the monitor it is possibly the video card. This is a little more difficult, but the best way to test this is to open computer and install another card. You also need to remove the old video drivers before installing the new card, so if you want to try this on your own, I would look for a video card on sale, often you can find one for $40-$50 bucks, so you have the installation instructions and drivers.

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Hey guys, ok here's the gist of things.

My girlfriend recently moved in with me, and brought along her POS hand-me-down computer. Eventually, the thing crapped out and I had to reformat it. After that, I couldn't get my router card to recognize because she had a USB adapter plugged into the mobo and I couldn't get drivers.

Soooo, I replaced her old mobo with my old one (it's a mid-line Asus 800fsb, forgot the model #) and got her a 2.6 P4 533fsb along with a new 400w PSU and 1gig of Kingston ValuRam PC3200. After finally piecing it all together, I get the fans spinning and the mobo light on, but no picture on the screen. I tried a different monitor, same thing. I tried the monitor on my computer and it worked fine. At first I thought it was her video card (an All-In-Wonder 9000) because it was DVI only and required a DVI-VGA adapter. I bought a new card (GeForce 6200) and popped it in with the same results.

I honestly don't know what could be causing this. I've taken it apart and put it back but to no avail. The CD-Rom boots, the hard drive spins, all the fans spin, and the mobo light is on. I'm worried that maybe it's a bad CPU, or would that prevent anything from working period? It's urgent that I get it working since the second computer is essential to us (basically need both for our work). If anyone needs more information let me know, I'll post what I can.
 

Answer:Computer wont boot, monitor is blank

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I believe my computer possibly has some type of hijacker or adware and randomly when i am on my computer the monitor will go dimmer and then when it is dim for around 3 seconds it will go totally black. The power to the monitor is still on (green). Its not power settings, and it is not a bad cable from my pc to the monitor. My graphics card also seems to be working perfect. here is my log from hijackthis.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:49:51 AM, on 9/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
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Answer:Computer Monitor Goes Blank (black), but power is still on

There is nothing in your log that points to malware...I take it that you have tried another monitor ??

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Hiya,

With the help of a friend, I finished building a new computer this weekend.

The problem is that the monitor just shuts down randomly about 2-10 minutes into playing any 3-d games. The monitor goes black, and in a couple of seconds, the green light next to the power switch starts flashing.

This has happened in the exact same fashion for three unrelated games all of which are 3D based. So far, non-gaming computing (internet etc) is going fine.

The monitor is recycled from my old computer, and it may be the problem:

1) The display driver is from 2001. It is a Gateway VX900, (SVGA) and the Windows XP driver update did not find anything newer. ANY ideas on safe/reliable sources of updated drivers? (Gateway.com was not forthcoming...)

The specs of the new system:

Windows XP operating system Home Edition

Asus A8N-SLI motherboard
Athalon AMD 64 3800+ CPU
XFX nVIDIA SLI GeForce 6600 GT graphics card
***This is a DVI-out card, I had to use a DVI to VGA conversion plug to connect it to my monitor***
2 Gig ram


What else might you need to know?
 

Answer:VGA monitor going blank during 3-d game play on new computer

3d gaming stresses many parts of the system. are you sure you're looking at a monitor problem and not something else, like a video card cooling problem for example? attempt lowering your refresh rates and/or screen resolution to take some stress off the monitor. if no problems exist within your box, the monitor is faulty.

reply whether or not your numlock key triggers the led on your keyboard during one of these blackouts.

also: when does the monitor come back?

PS > the dvi to vga converter is not a problem.
 

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have recently upgraded my motherboard, CPU, video card, and operating system from Win 98SE to Win XP pro.I formatted the C: drive and did a fresh install of windows. Everything was working fine but over time I am getting a fault that when I switch the computer on the machine fires up but nothing appears on the monitor, I then hit the reset button and the computer fires into life, as normal. I have all the latest drivers for my hardware installed does anybody know what can be causing this? Spec is. AMD Athlon XP2200Creative GeForce 5200 63MB256Mb Kingston PC2100 DDR memoryK rock Motherboard.

Answer:Blank Monitor problem

I Have seen this on some older systems after upgrade to XP, my cases it has been due mainly to some compatibality problems with the monitor and xp. Usualy the monitor is a 15" or 14" made before 2000 as I don't know how old you monitor is it might not be this.

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Here are the symptoms when I boot up:
·The blue light on the front of the tower won&#8217;t turn on (it always used to).
·There is no beep or beeps at start-up.
·Everything seems to come to power. The CPU, the fans, the hard drive, etc&#8230;
·The hard drive, a few seconds after booting, gives one audible click, as if something inside was moving into place, but then everything sounds fine. I don&#8217;t know if that click has always been there or not.
·The monitor stays off (the power light is orange) and is black.
·With the power cord plugged in, the green LED power light on the motherboard is lit.

Here is the backstory:
·It all started when I went to boot my computer after adding RAM. After t he motherboard splash screen, it went to the black screen that said &#8220;Disk Boot Error&#8221;
·I unplugged cables and re-sat the RAM, and then everything worked fine.
·Over the next couple weeks I got the Disk Boot Error a couple more times, each time fixed like the last time.
·When I awoke his morning, my computer had obviously restarted itself because it was on the Disk Boot Error screen. This time, nothing I have done has fixed it.
·Now, my computer won&#8217;t get that far. I get nothing on the monitor. The monitor doesn&#8217;t even power up.

Here are some possible causes:
·The very night my problems started, I added 2gb of RAM (two 1gb strips) that are compatible with my motherboard.
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Answer:Computer won't boot - no beep, no light, blank monitor

Sounds like the Hard disk has failed. Do you have another HD to try?

Can you get the BIOS to complete its POST checks?
 

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Hi

I'm not sure but I think my monitor is dead, thought I'd post on here to see why you guys think since you quite obviously know more than me.

It's a 19" black Reliyss monitor (used in the UK) with both dvi-d and ... umm ... the blue connection VGA?.

The problem was one night after it went onto powersave mode, I went back to it after my dinner and found although the screen was black the monitor light was green like it was on. I moved the mouse about, pressed a couple of keys but alas no picture. I went to switch the monitor's on off button off but it doesn't seem to do anything. I switched off the computer and back on again, same black screen and green light. I unplugged the monitor from the mains plug, left it over night - same, left it for a week - same.

I was playing about with the psu of my spare computer (linked with the white dvi-d cable to monitor) and I can't help thinking it might be because of this. Is it possible I blew something in the monitor and it never went to powersave? I've tried it with another power lead and it's the same story black with green light.

I was hoping there was a quick fix I could do but sadly I think it's hand in pocket time for a new monitor

Cheers in advance
Gogz
 

Answer:Monitor problem (blank screen & no on/off)

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Hi i bought a ati x1050 graphics card and when i turn my comp on i see the windows loading screen then it just goes blank.

I am Running
Windows XP SP2
ATI X1050
AMD Sempron 2.4 GHZ
768 RAM
 

Answer:Ati x1050 blank monitor problem

What computer model, or motherboard do you have?
The graphics card is 256MB DDR SDRAM - PCI Express x16. Does the Online documentation report that your system will support this card?
 

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Hi
I recently encountered a problem when switching on my PC, the video was flickering badly (right from POST). After a couple of days, it stopped working altogether.
I have two monitors, which both work fine on other PCs, and I have tested my graphics card on another PC, and this works fine.
I can't do any troubleshooting because I can't see anything. I can't install a new OS even - I can't change the BIOS settings to boot from floppy or CD.
There is a jumper on the motherboard titled "Clear CMOS" which I am reluctant to try in case I screw something up.
I did try to install Lycoris shortly before the problem started... I had to manually select resolution and refresh rate... I think this is where it originated, and it went rapidly downhill from there. I have removed Lycoris now and XP is still on the HDD.
Should I reset my CMOS using the motherboard jumper? Any other ideas??
Thank you in advance
Chad

System Specs:
p4 2.4 GHz, 1 Gb DDRAM, Gigabyte MB GA-8IPE775-G, GeForce Ti4200 128Mb graphics, soundblaster 5.1, 56k int modem, 80 Gb + 200 Gb HDD, DVD, FDD etc, using OS Win XP Pro (and the occasional Linux dist!)
 

Answer:Monitor is blank, can't find problem

You can clear the cmos, all that is going to do is set it back to defaults wont hurt anything. Also what's on the hard drive is not going to effect the monitor from coming on at first power up. It may be your motherboard, maybe you could track down a PCI graphics card. Not that it will do anything but you could unplug all the drives from the motherboard and make shure everything is plug in properly(memory,vid card).
 

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I have HP desktop about 6 years old.  new hard drives and reinstalled windows in June.  It seemed OK then.  I upgraded RAM to Kingston VR 2x1gig (from oem 2x 256MB)  I think it was OK after that but at some point (I think it was weeks later) suddenly I heard beeping noise.  Beep for about 3 seconds then stop for about 5 then kept repeating.  Came to computer and found monitor blank (the light that changes from orange to green when there is signal was orange) and ctrl+alt+del does nothing.  It is completely unresponsive.  I hit power button and shut it off and when I restart it everything is fine.  sometimes will go a week without problems.  other times has recurred within few hours.  Could it be the new RAM?  other thought was that I had to slightly pull out graphic card to get RAM in.  Could something be wrong with this connection?  Should I reinstall graphic card?  put in old RAM? (I really like the 2 gig!)I leave computer on 24/7 because have USB TV tuner to tape shows.  I had computer set to turn off hard disks and go to standby and shut off monitor.  I just turned all these to "never"  (just have screen saver active) and now will wait to see if problem recurs.  Thoughts?

Answer:computer won't respond, monitor blank (no signal), and repeating beep

Its your ram....The beeps are because you haven't inserted your ram correctly , i suggest you to change the slots each stick is in , and make sure there in place correctly *you should here 2 clicks* .... Tony This is 100% a ram problem .... just reinsert them and everything will be up and running ....

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Rite I decided to update my old poo mobo don't even know what it's called and with intel celeron ..i mean cmon ....so I purchased a amd 64 bit winchester 3200 and a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum ... so i put it in the case done the usuall put in the ram hdd graphics card and hdd to see if it just booted .. (there are led lights on front 2 green = ok orange=bad .. so I noticed that nothing happened on the monitor and the orange light was on .. I jus looked around then when I tired to see if it was the Hdd and removed the ide cable the lights were green, so i think that maybe just the ide cable for that ... then theres the monitor problem ,I put in a agp 6600gt and when I turn the comp on it decides not to do anything .. the fan is working on it so im stumped.. so ANY help appreciated

~james
 

Answer:New Mobo and blank screen on the monitor and HDD problem

as far as the monitor problem i would make sure you have the Ram and Video card seated properly.
 

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Need some help with a dodgy monitor please,Iam using a Nfren 1500MA TFT monitor that decides all by itself to turn its display off(screens goes blank, not power save mode) as and when it feels like it (power light stays on, not in standby mode). Once it does decide to 'black out', can I get display back on? Course not. Last effort took at least 30 attempts at turning it off/on before it decided to co-operate. Driving me to violence. I have installed all the latest drivers and updates for Comp; Tiny AMD2200, geforce4 MX420, 512MB, MSI MOBO??type. Help anyone?? Oh, and merry christmas!

Answer:nfren 1550ma monitor problem - going blank

Can you borrow a monitor and try it on your PC and / or try your monitor on another PC?This will eliminate the monitor.

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Hi, hope someone out there can help me. My 17" Smile monitor 'died' the morning after the recent earthquake(coincidence?)so I connected up an old 15" Apricot monitor, model XJ64137 48-62 Hz to my 5 year old custom built PC running Windows XP. Everything ok until the screen goes blank and a 1/2" wide lime green line briefly flashes across the screen at the point when the Windows start-up/Welcome screen would normally appear. The PC continues to load normally.I have tried connecting the monitor to its Mitsubishi Apricot PC running Windows 95 and a Compaq DeskPro PC running Windows ME and it works perfectly on both. I have also checked that the graphics card is securely seated in its slot.Thanks in anticipation.Hi, hope someone out there can help me. My 17" Smile monitor 'died' the morning after the recent earthquake(coincidence?)so I connected up an old 15" Apricot monitor, model XJ64137 48-62 Hz to my 5 year old custom built PC running Windows XP. Everything ok until the screen goes blank and a 1/2" wide lime green line briefly flashes across the screen at the point when the Windows start-up/Welcome screen would normally appear. The PC continues to load normally.I have tried connecting the monitor to its Mitsubishi Apricot PC running Windows 95 and a Compaq DeskPro PC running Windows ME and it works perfectly on both. I have also checked that the graphics card is securely seated in its slot.Thanks in anticipation.Hi, hope someone out there can help me. My 17" Smile monitor 'di... Read more

Answer:Monitor problem - Blank screen at start up

first try plugging the monitor in to the vga port on your motherboard instead of the graphics card, incase something has reset it to onboard graphics in the bios.Have to tried to start up in safemode so you can do a system restore to before the quake?If it works you could try reinstalling your graphics driver.

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Hi,
I have installed a Windows store app in a windows 8.1 machine. I connected a second monitor to my machine using VGA cables & i duplicated my display.
In my second monitor i set some background images and set to change images in 10 seconds interval. the images are changed as i expected.

In my first monitor(in my machine) , i run the Windows Store app in assigned access mode. Now in my second monitor i can see only a blue color blank screen.
what should i change to  see the desktop images in second monitor ?

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Hi,
I have installed a Windows store app in a windows 8.1 machine. I connected a second monitor to my machine using VGA cables & i duplicated my display.
In my second monitor i set some background images and set to change images in 10 seconds interval. the images are changed as i expected.
In my first monitor(in my machine) , i run the Windows Store app in assigned access mode. Now in my second monitor i can see only a blue color blank screen.
what should i change to  see the desktop images in second monitor ?

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Hi guys,

I have a Dell 23" monitor that i have been using on my desktop PC, i recently tried to connect my old TV with HDMI to it with HDMI to HDMI cable as a dual monitor set up or just to use as my default screen when watching movies.

When I plug in my Dell monitor all works fine, the moment I plug in the HDMI into the TV as well my PC screen turns off and the TV stays on but with no picture or display.

It did work for a moment but when I tried to change the resolution for the TV in my windows display settings this happened. It almost looks like it is picking up my TV as my default display now but it is not showing anything.

Is there a way to revert these settings or make a change?
My TV is not picked up in my display settings when i turn it off?

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I updated drivers on all devices, including setting the XPS to do nothing when lid is closed. External monitor works fine, until XPS lid is closed, then external screen blanks. However, monitor works fine in airplane mode, which does me no good, as I need an active internet connection for certain software functionality. Also, airplane mode disengages my wireless keyboard and mouse, and I need to turn connection back on and pair devices (wasting more of my time). Is there anyway around this issue, other than returning the TB16 for something that works?

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Hello there, Recently, the screen on my 23xi monitor started to go blank after some usage (the time varies).  When this happens, the power light on the right corner of the monitor remains lit, however the power button doesn't do anything when pressed.  I don't think it's my computer putting it to sleep, since I've already checked my power settings for that, as well as the ones on the monitor's OSD.  The only way I can get a video image back is by unplugging and replugging the power connector located on the back.  I've had the monitor for only a year and a half.  Any ideas? Thanks!

Answer:Pavilion 23xi monitor - problem with screen going blank

GLP65, welcome to the forum. Have you tried the monitor with another computer?  This would be my first suggestion.  This will let you know if it has anything to do with your computer. Please click the "Thumbs up + button" if I have helped you and click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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I was trying to set up my tv as an external monitor for my Toshiba Satellite laptop..but it wouldn't work so I just tried fooling around with the different functions in the display properties..I ended up selecting the 2nd screen and checking the box that says 'extend my desktop onto monitor' and then my laptop screen went black with my wallpaper on it, and then went totally blank with only my white mouse arrow. I can't click anything, and I think my screen is set on 2 monitors because the mouse disappears when I move it to both sides. How do I set it back to normal? or at least get my desktop back so I can fix this?

Help please!!
 

Answer:Multiple Monitor problem: laptop screen went blank!

Solved!!
 

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Okay here is what is happening, I just cleaned up a PC that I own Windows ME OS, more or less a Dell Machine, with a couple of bits added.

Anyway after I was finished cleaning it up I brought it up to the house. It started up fine, Detected everything (from what I can see) but then as soon as it starts to go to the Desktop the Monitor goes blank and all the lights on the Monitor are flashing. I could not figure out what the problem is so I re-started and booted in Safe Mode which worked, I then went to look for the Drivers but it did not detect the Monitor or have drivers available for it (in Safe Mode - is this normal?), I think it is a case that some of the Drivers have been deleted.

So my questions are....

- Is it missing Drivers?
- If so where can I get them?
- Any other Ideas?

Thanks,

Alan
 

Answer:Start up Problem - Monitor Lights all flashing - blank screen

Good Evening Alan, I understand you can successfully boot into safe mode.
Understand that in safe mode a basic driver is used to allow video display.

Your symptom is similar to an out of range kind of problem as though you might be using an old monitor where sometime previously you may have had a more modern one and have increased the video settings which is unsuitable for the current one.

Whilst in Safe Mode, go to the control panel > Display > Settings and knock the screen size and colour settings back to say, the lowest available.

See if that allows windows to normally boot, you can increase the settings later if possible.

qldit.
 

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Hello,
My problem is that my monitor (Samsung SyncMaster205BW) 20in. diagonal, was displaying a horizontal stretched view. A day or so ago I changed my OS from Windows Vista to Windows XP. When running Visa the picture was very good indeed, and in proportion. Since using XP the display isn't correct with a stretched horizontal view and large print, fuzzy appearance etc. etc.. I looked in the Display/Settings/Advanced/Monitor...which gave 'Default monitor'as a label, (should this not have labelled it Samsung etc....?)and with Properties grayed out. The Adaptor tab brought up the Adaptor and the Tab List all modes, with one of these selected. I was looking at the Properties of this Adaptor, then Device usage at the bottom, with the selection of 'Use... or do not use...' and unfortunately I might have left it on the Do Not Use, closed the windows, shutdown and went to lunch, .... and now I have now operating screen. How can I get this back?
At the time I was looking for the correct driver for using XP because I guess the operating driver at that time was for Vista
I would be very grateful for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: Monitor problem: on-off button is lit up, but the screen is blank (black)

on boot up hit f8 to boot up in safe mode and then change your resolution back to something normal so you can see it on your monitor. then get the latest driver for your video card, those new wide screen monitors don't use normal resolutions that are in the default drivers for windows xp (especially if you haven't done updates).
 

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I just purchased a new computer. i7 960, 12g ram, soundblaster xtreme audio sound card, nvidia 210 video card. I have updated all drivers, including the video card driver more than once. I get green artifacts on the screen of my monitor. The artifacts were on and off for a while and now they are constant.

First, I thought it was the video card. I replaced the card today with a brand new, out of the package, identical one and I have the exact same problem, even after updating the driver; the artifacts are in the same places.

I then checked the motherboard. I secured the ram and removed it and placed one ram piece in the first slot (a different one than was in the slot before). Same problem.

I then took the video card out and placed it in the other PCI-E slot. Same problem.

I then hooked the computer up to my roommate's monitor (which is so old it likely was first hooked up to a 386). No artifacts. No problems. Clear, perfect screen. So, the computer isn't bad.

This made me think that my monitor is bad.

I took my old computer (an old Compaq Pentium 4) and hooked it up to the monitor which gets the artifacts. The monitor worked flawlessly. This tells me that my monitor is not bad.

I then, using the new computer and my monitor (original configuration), switched the cable that connected the two from VGA to DVI. Exact same artifacts and problems. So, I don't think it's the VGA connection. (I did not restart; maybe i should have)

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Answer:Green Artifacts on Monitor with New Computer - Not the monitor, not the computer - Strange situation!!!

Please don't double post. Use the edit button (looks like a pencil) to add your new thoughts to your previous post if no one has posted a recent reply.

It could be a problem with the shielding inside of the old monitor and something electrical that's located nearby. When you move it to another pc your out of the interference range of the offending electrical device. Just a guess.

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Hi.

I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?
 

Answer:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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My old Windows 7 desktop sounds normal on booting up but I can't see anything on the monitor. I may not have the monitor connected properly.

A couple of years ago I bought a used corporate desktop PC with Windows 7 and used it for a while. Then I bought a new laptop and I haven't used the desktop since. Now I need to get a couple of programs off the desktop. But when I turn it on nothing shows on the monitor. The computer sounds like it's booting up okay.

I am using the very same monitor that I used before when it was working. And yes, it works and I have it turned on. (I am typing on this monitor right now (with the newer computer)). This desktop has a large port for a monitor that you connect a splitter connector to and then connect the monitor to one of the two smaller jacks coming out of the splitter connector. As I recall. when I first bought the computer I connected my monitor to a monitor port on the computer which fit the monitor's cable and it didn't work. I contacted the seller who told me to connect it to one of the splits and it worked.

But for some reason now it's not working. It could be something simple. It may have something to do with the 2-monitor configuration of which I know little.

So my question is how can I proceed toward seeing what's going on on this Windows 7 desktop computer enough to retrieve several Visual Basic programs?

Answer:Nothing shows on monitor after start computer / 2 monitor Win7 desktop

Project mate soem system specs on that desktop would be handy ie what graphic hook ups does it have on the I/O panel and the monitor too.

One alternative is to take out the hard drive hook it up using a USB to (I assume it is SATA) to SATA drive gadget and view it as an external drive. If it is an IDE one the gadget will still do it. See pic.

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I am leaning towards a HDTV because although i have an HDTV,sometime in the future a small screen HDTV may come in handy.

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