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help ! monitor wont turn on ....

by hijohn / November 8, 2004 7:10 AM PST

well yesterday i accidently hit my cpu with my chair not too hard.. and suddenly everything froze so i turned it off and turned it back on and cpu turned on but monitor stayed off.... what can be the problem help please a.s.a.p bye

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Re: help ! monitor wont turn on ....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 7:18 AM PST

Just my dad's story. The tower fell over on carpet. It did the same. His Athlon CPU had cracked so he had to get a new CPU...


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help ! monitor wont turn on ....
by circuittoys / December 26, 2004 12:01 AM PST

Today I had the same thing happen except I did not hit my CPU. I simply did a OSX update and when it said to restart I did. That was the last time the monitor turned on.

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Try the obvious...
by rsomoza / December 26, 2004 2:34 AM PST

First, check all the cables, something may be loose.

If this does not work, open the computer & check that the video card is firmly placed in its socket.

If this still does not solve the problem, try the monitor on somebody else's computer, and a different monitor with your computer, to make sure that it's not a hardware problem....

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thank you
by Linda Maughan / October 26, 2006 9:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Try the obvious...

thank you, i really appreciate the response. I have tried all of the above(exhaustively) with no luck. It doesn't seem to be a monitor problem, more of a power problem.....

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