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Is my monitor dead?

by Buckeye45 / December 11, 2009 10:05 PM PST

Recently my monitor started going black for a few seconds and then it would come back on. It progressed to the point where the monitor was always black - when you turned the pc on the monitor would say NO SIGNAL and go black.

I figured it was the cable, so I checked to make sure the connections were tight (they were) and then bought a replacement monitor cable.

I put the new cable on and the monitor would work again but almost immediately it started going black for a few seconds and now it will not come back on at all again.

Is my monitor dead? If it was my monitor why did the new cord work for a short time - it doesn't make sense, of course I am clueless about this kind of stuff. That is why I hope you can help.

Thanks in advance for you time.

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It's etiher the monitor, or the cable, or the video card.
by Kees Bakker / December 11, 2009 10:07 PM PST
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Swapping the cable didn't help, apparently. Now vary the other parts.


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by Phil Crase / December 11, 2009 11:19 PM PST
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Check monitor on another system, easiest way. May be system issue, on board video failure but first plug monitor into another computer.

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