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Is my monitor dying?

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#1 copperhead4750


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:31 AM

I think my LCD monitor is dying, but I'd like a second opinion.

It only works reliably when using the VGA input. When using DVI input, it usually doesn't display anything -- no backlight, flashing power light, and it detects video but can't display it (when you unplug the DVI cable, it says "no input" as apposed to the problem I described when DVI is connected.)

Things I've tried:

Use DVI input on monitor -- doesn't work.
Reseat video card -- no change.
Test with brand new DVI cord -- no change.
"Reseat" monitor power cord (both ends) -- no change.
Use a DVI to VGA converter (video card only has DVI) and VGA input on monitor -- works great.

Is it normal for a dying monitor's VGA to function and DVI to not?

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#2 spc3rd


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

Hi copperhead4750,

* I see that you were being helped by gringo back in early December 2011 with a malware issue, but it appears the topic was closed after you did not follow-up. Has that issue been resolved?

Until some of our more knowledgeable forum members, Moderators or Admins can arrive to review your post, would you please be so kind as to post back with the following info? This will enable them to better assist you.

1. Your monitor's name & model #.

2. Computer name and Operating system used.

Thank you!

Edited by spc3rd, 07 March 2012 - 09:31 AM.


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