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#1 repairman

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:14 PM

I had just bought me an Dell monitor model ? What the problem is when I turn on my computer it boots up just fine, but when it is time for the windows to come up then the monitor goes black. Can anyone tell me what I need to next. I had another Dell monitor that I was using from a friend, and every thing word fine, what is the problem?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:06 AM

Can you go into safemode? Does the power light stay green or turn orange? Sounds like a refresh rate setting
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 11:56 AM

No the light turns to yellow, And why put it safe mode when other monitors work fine?

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

Well if the light turns yellow (orange, amber, whatever) that means it's not getting a signal. It goes through the boot process and when Windows takes over it goes blank. Suggesting a setting, such as a refresh rate. Safemode bypasses the settings and uses the minimum. Are you using the same monitor cable on each monitor? If no, maybe a pin is bent on the offending one
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:32 PM

Are you using a DVI cable?
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:47 PM

My bad. Posted this in the wrong spot...

Edited by GTS, 09 March 2008 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:02 PM

I would suspect a resolution or refresh rate problem as Mark posted to. Is the monitor new or gently used?
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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:26 PM

The monitor is used.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

It could possibly be the backlight or power transformer to the backlight. They don't go as often as laptops, but they do go bad. There is a rather inexpensive work-around
http://www.inventgeek.com/Projects/BacklightFix
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