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#1 steveZZ

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:24 AM

Hi, I have a problem with my flat screen monitor. On boot up the monitor powers up but the screen remains black. this is happening about 90% of the time. I have got the screen to work by pressing the sleep button on the keyboard a couple of times, then the screen seems to work fine.
Any ideas? How should I go about diagnosing this problem.
The monitor is a Xerox 19". PC is HP media center with XP pro.
Thanks for the help

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:22 AM

Try swapping the monitor first and see if it follows the monitor or stays with the computer. (I think it is the computer, IMO)

You can also check the BIOS to see if there are any settings that could cause that.

Is it an on-board video? You could try a video card, or a different card, if you are using one.

I hope this helps.

DR

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:50 AM

Also try another key board it may be dirty, key boards should be cleaned periodically.

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#4 steveZZ

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

Hi guys, thanks for the input. :thumbsup: Have solved the problem. It was the monitor. Replacement monitor worked fine, took faulty one to a friend who is a whizz with electronics and he found some capacitors not working correctly(on internal power supply?), replaced those, presto,monitor working perfectly again

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:00 AM

Thanks for getting back to us. It's always handy to get a follow-up. :thumbsup:

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