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Baffling computer problem

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#1 Llanlad


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:09 AM

Hi all

Not sure what the hell is going on .. so i shall ask for assistance .

Yesterday morning ... i went to work and the computer i use just would not come on .

It seemed to boot up ok, but the monitor looked like it was in power safe mode or something... the Dell monitor green light would come one and instantly go back to orange.

I thought that there was something wrong with the tower so i took it home and linked in upto my lads monitor ... low and behold, it worked

So i thought it must be the monitor, so i took that home with me ... and that worked fine also.

So i bring it back to work today ... and the same problem persists !

So i go home and bring my lads monitor and key board to work ....and his monitor does the same thing at work !

Im thinking ?? how can a computer work fine in one location and not in another ?

Ive tried different plug locations, alternative cables etc , a different room even and still the work or my home monitor wont work at work.

Ive just brought it home again ..and boom loads up as normal.

Im using Windows XP on both.

Im baffled ..any ideas ?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:14 AM

Maybe graphics driver

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#3 Llanlad

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:20 AM

Thanks for the reply killerx ..

The computer in question does not have interenet at work so ill have to bring it home and set it up on my home internet ..

If its the graphics driver ... im curious as to how it would work in one location ( my house ) and not at work ?

Im using the same cables etc, it baffles me how a graphics driver can work in one place and not another.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:35 AM

Check to make certain your graphics card is seated well. Sometimes they can pop in and out enough durring transport that it will work fine, then not work, then work again, etc.

Also, check you video cable, bending and moving it the entire length. If you have a break in a line or solder connection in it, it can do this.

Edited by Gabrial, 14 October 2010 - 11:36 AM.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:09 PM

Im thinking ?? how can a computer work fine in one location and not in another ?

I had a similar problem, it was a bad power cable coupled with a marginal electrical circuit, I verified by running an extension cord from another circuit. Mostly due to worn or dirty connectors.

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