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Monitor Problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by warnerve, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. warnerve

    warnerve Member

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    I have a LG 566LM monitor running on a AMD64 Athlon 2800+ 1.8 GHz,768 MB RAM ,ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics card and Windows XP Home Edition. I have had my computer for a couple years,the graphics card for maybe 18 months and the monitor for maybe 6 months. Today when i came home my monitor had no signal.After rebooting with no luck i disconnected everything from my PC...opened it up and cleaned it all out (dust).Upon reconnecting and restarting it worked again...later in the day after updating some programs i restarted and after the XP start up screen it says no signal and i had to disconnect everything again to get it to work....now i fear restarting it again. My origional thought was a short in the chord but my PC hasnt been moved in a while...any suggestions?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try a different monitor & a different videocard
     
  3. warnerve

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    if i had those sitting around i would but i dont wanna go buy something if i dont need it... i would like to find the cause first
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    when it happens, try unplugging/replugging the cable to the monitor (at both ends), if you periodically get a signal, or it solves the problem, then you may need to change the cable, or it's not being attached properly. Then make sure everything's attached inside, there may be a cable that doesn't make a good connection.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try a friend's monitor
     
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    thekingo7 Regular member

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    You can usually find a cheap CRT monitor at places like craigslist.
     

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