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Old 01-11-07, 02:10 PM
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My monitor is blank after starting my PC

I bought a new monitor and used it for one night. The next morning when I tried to use it, my PC would run but the monitor would stay blank. I hooked my old monitor back up and it worked fine. I came home from work that night and turned on the PC that still had the old monitor hooked up and it was doing the same thing that was happening with the new monitor, the PC would run and the monitor would stay blank. I have unhooked all the peripheals from the back of the PC and turned it off and on. I hooked the new monitor back up and it still stays blank. I did install the drivers for the new monitor.

I am puzzled due to the new monitor working and then not working, then after attaching my old monitor it worked and then did not work. I have found some troubleshooting links online that I will print out from work and try when I get home. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on what I can try?

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Share us what brand & type of monitor, what OS, what kind of video card you have, etc...

I never have that experience, but I'm believing that it might have something to do with software - but it's possible there's something wrong with the hardware.
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I have a Gateway 5028 PC running XP. The new monitor is a LG widescreen 19", not too sure on the model number. The old one is a Envision CRT 19", not sure on the model either. They use the standard monitor connection on the PC. There is not an additional video card installed, just the GeForce 6100 that came with the PC out of the box. Thanks in advance!

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Is this your model: Gateway® FPD1975W 19" Widescreen High Definition LCD?

It got me wondering if the monitor is compatible with your integrated video card. Dell has warned us about compatible issue with their widescreen monitors (2007WFP & 2407WFP).

I would like to see other's opinion about that.
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Look at what the optimum mHz for your new monitor is... then put your old monitor, change your settings to match the new monitor settings (1024 X 768 @ 60mHz or 1024 X 768 @ 75mHz, etc.) power down and reboot with the new monitor.
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McHawkson, the new monitor is an LG.

Devilshalo, I don't get a picture on either monitor now so I can't change the settings.
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Originally Posted by kdubby
McHawkson, the new monitor is an LG.
Yeah, my bad. I was assumed that it was from Gateway.

Devilshalo, I don't get a picture on either monitor now so I can't change the settings.
If you're not getting any picture on both monitors, then it's obviously that it has to do something with hardware - possible integrated video card burned out.
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Originally Posted by kdubby
I have a Gateway 5028 PC running XP. The new monitor is a LG widescreen 19", not too sure on the model number. The old one is a Envision CRT 19", not sure on the model either. They use the standard monitor connection on the PC. There is not an additional video card installed, just the GeForce 6100 that came with the PC out of the box. Thanks in advance!
I suspect it's the video card. Do you know anyone or can you obtain a card to test for a day or so?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I suspect it's the video card. Do you know anyone or can you obtain a card to test for a day or so?
I don't have any that I can use on this PC. All my old cards are AGP and the new PC is PCI Express.

I will just buy a new video card on my way home tonight and see how it goes.
Thanks

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