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power problem with monitor

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Trying to help my mother fix her system. She did something that will not allow the monitor to come on. Computer boots up, but the power on the monitor blinks green. Have checked all cables and connections. It almost seems like a power management thing. Any ideas?
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It is possible that the VId card has gone bad or the monitor has gone bad. Take a known good monitor and hook it up to the system if it boots then you have a bad monitor. If it stay black probably a bad vid card.
Der right on...and if the monitor is bad junk it cause they aint repairable...check for bent or broke pins as well
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And welcome to the forums kotsy1 enjoy your visit.....:D
Thanks for the welcome. And guess what? My mother let the computer sit for a day and the monitor seems to be working fine....Does go blank once and awhile....
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It must be one of those summertime monitors.




Summertime shesa work and summertime shesa no work....LOL
Too funny!!!! Thank goodness it is working. Try teaching a 64 yr old, cranky mother the computer!!! lol
INVEST in a year round monitor 15" $175....17" ...$200


and keep an eye for video card problems!!!
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I just bought a 17" from Bestbuy for $89.00 after a thirty dollar rebate.

So if you shop around you can get a deal....:D
I have a monitor like that in my closet now. It would work fine but if you left it sit with out doing something with if for sometimes only 1 minute it would go in to black screen and was almost like sleep mode and would not come back for ten + minutes. Sometime it would even do this when you were typing. Messed up huh.
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