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Monitor Not Working - For Me


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#1 shawnvw

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:22 AM

My Dell computer came with a flat-panel monitor. Recently it started blacking out with no warning. Repeatedly pressing the power switch would sometimes clear it up.

I took it to a repair shop. It worked perfectly.

Last week, as soon as I plugged it in, it went haywire, with only parts of the screen - in sort of a checkerboard pattern - being active.

When not plugged into a computer, normally the test pattern appears. Today I plugged it into my old Compaq; first the test pattern went away and the screen went totally black. I disconnected it, and the test pattern returned. Later I tried it again, but this time the test pattern remained on the screen as it it weren't plugged in.

I plugged it into my laptop. Again the test pattern stayed on the screen, as if it weren't plugged in.

Earlier today I had taken it back to the repair shop. It worked perfectly.

What should I do? (And don't say "sell it to the repair shop". I'm already considering that).

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:37 AM

When you bring it to the shop, do they use your cords to test it? If not, then it may be a cord/plug problem.

Do you have another monitor that you can use to test with?
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:45 AM

I believe the cords are attached to the monitor, so I definitely used them in all cases. I tried a CRT monitor on my Dell and another one on the other two computers, and they worked fine.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:58 PM

Power problem at your residence?

Seems strange that it worked fine in a different location outside your residence.

Have you experimented by changing the location within your residence?

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