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Old 01-26-07, 03:54 PM
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Help! Is my monitor going bad?

Recently, I've been experiencing problems with my monitor. I will be surfing the web and it will go completely black as if it was turned off but the power light remains blue (on). I have to turn everything off for several minutes to get it to come back on. Is it the monitor or could it possibly be something else?
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Could be your video card. You'll probably need to swap out one or the other for a while to find out which. Slight chance of it being the cable too.
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If it is the video card how do I know which one is right one to buy for my PC?
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yeah it sounds more like a video card or another hardware problem than the monitor. next time try just turning the monitor off for awhile and see if it fixes it. then you will know if its your monitor or not.

as for what kind of video card... find out what motherboard you have. go to your computer manufactures website.
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It happened like 4-5 times today already. The first time I tried just turning the monitor off and it did work when I turned it back on, but then it went back out. The second time I tried turning off just the monitor but when I turned it back on it wouldn't come on. I had to turn off everything for a few minutes to get it to work.


This is the info on my motherboard:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...374776&lang=en
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Donít mean to hijack, but im having the same problem.

Sometimes I have to restart mine if it goes black, or jiggle the cable if the color starts changing. Today it wouldnít come back on after several restarts. I didnít have time to reset the vid card, before work.

But out of curiosity, if I plug it into the onboard vid, do you have to change any settings, take out the vid card, etc or is it auto? Sorry, it has just been ages since using onboard.

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I'm also having this problem. LCD monitor won't stay on as described above. Tried it on 2 PCs. Any way to fix the monitor?
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Originally Posted by potnoodlez
It happened like 4-5 times today already. The first time I tried just turning the monitor off and it did work when I turned it back on, but then it went back out. The second time I tried turning off just the monitor but when I turned it back on it wouldn't come on. I had to turn off everything for a few minutes to get it to work.


This is the info on my motherboard:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...374776&lang=en
Do you have an LCD or CRT monitor? Not sure it would matter, but curious, and it may help the higher tech folks here to know.

Are you using the integrated video, or a separate video card already? If you're using a separate card, you could try going back to the onboard video and see if it makes a difference.

Looks like your system takes AGP cards, which is a grade below the PCI-E interface. So you'd want to get an AGP card that suits what you use your computer for - a strong one for gaming, an average one for routine uses.

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