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Monitor Problem

by Pat Hohlstein / September 2, 2004 6:17 AM PDT

I have Windows 98 and my computer is all up-to-date even if it is 6 years old. Worked fine up until I un-hooked everything and cleaned it. Now when I try to start up the monitor won't come on. All the lights (3 of them) are running back and forth, then there's a click and the lights stop. I checked all plugs and the pins.
Anybody have any ideas on this? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Monitor Problem
by dave.export / September 2, 2004 1:24 PM PDT
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unhooked everything and cleaned it? Did you clean inside your case? Maybe you loosened your video card! Make sure your card is seated properly and double check all other connections...it's quite obvious that you've either dislodged a connection or not re-connected properly. (Remember...if your video card isn't working, neither will your monitor!)

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Re: Monitor Problem
by Kees Bakker / September 2, 2004 7:02 PM PDT
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That should be an easy one. Find the User Manual of your monitor, and read what the symptoms (3 rolling lights, then a click, then the lights stop) mean. Then you've located the problem.

It seems to me that it's some hardware problem. Either the monitor itself (including the cable), or the videocard. Swapping the monitor with that of another computer will show which one of the two you should have repaired or replace.

Kees

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