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Is this a GPU or a Monitor Problem?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by shinta8, May 9, 2011.

  1. shinta8

    shinta8 Member

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    When i turn of my monitor, and try to turn it back on, i get a nearly-complete black screen (as in nearly pitch black, but still visible if you look at the screen hard enough) when i turn it back on. It takes alot of resets of the monitor to get the normal screen brightness. I tried switching the VGA monitor connector ports (my GPU has 2), but didn't help.

    Anyone got any ideas that would help me?

    Monitor: Chimei CMC 19AW – 19 inches
    GPU : ATI Radeon HD 4870
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try another monitor to see if still have problem.
     
  3. DXR88

    DXR88 Regular member

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    sounds like the panels back lights are failing.
     
  4. ntense69

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    yes sounds like a monitor is failing
     
  5. AssKlown

    AssKlown Regular member

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    agreed, monitor is going bad. video card problem would mean you get NO picture at all.
     

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