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#1 onionizer

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:06 PM

Hello good people!
Hi I recently bought a second hand monitor from a garage sale. all seemed to work fine, except that when I went to play a game of GTA it turns itself off.
But with other games like Sims2 its fine.
The actual message on the screen when I try to switch it on again is
'No Signal'.
I tried to alter the refresh rate from 60 Hz to 70 Hz but it didn't help.
maybe I need to alter it some more, tho not sure what to..?
Its Daewoo 17inch CRT (20 $ .. not bad!)
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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 06:27 PM

There may be a reason it was a $20 17" flat screen monitor.
Have you tryed to play games other then the 2 you mentioned??
Have you checked for updated video drivers??
Does this only happen when playing the 1 game you mentioned??

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 01:12 AM

It is a CRT not a flat screen.

No signal means the monitor is not getting a signal from your video adapter.

It could be the cable, the connections, or the video adapter itself.

When it goes off again shake the cable the monitor is connected with and see if that makes a difference. Monitor cables are known to go bad with time. Most are wired internally and not replaceable.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:01 AM

thanks for the repies,
the thing is it only happens with GTA
ok with quake 3
ok with wolfenstein and sims 2
does it not sound something like properties issue with the monitor?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:16 PM

It is a CRT not a flat screen.

CRT's are flat screen & bubble screen.
CRT is the tube not the screen. (cathode-ray tube)
LCD's are flat panel. (liquid crystal display)

I know it wasn't mentioned if it was a flat screen or not but it never hurts to try and get a come back. :thumbsup:


thanks for the repies,
the thing is it only happens with GTA
ok with quake 3
ok with wolfenstein and sims 2
does it not sound something like properties issue with the monitor?


What is your video adapter??
Does this only happen when playing games??
This sounds as if it is your video adapter settings, may be 3D or something, I can't be sure I do not know the system requirements of them games.
Look at the requirements and see if there sould be any special video settings, ActiveX, 3D. etc.

Edited by River_Rat, 08 March 2006 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:38 AM

Its Daewoo 17inch CRT (20 $ .. not bad!)


CRT means cathode ray tube, a flat panel screen in the common vernacular is usually taken to be a plasma or a lcd display. (Yes, you can get CRT monitors with a flat face).

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 11:49 AM

it nothing to do with power saving setting is it? ie switch monitor off after 5mins being set

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:12 AM

did you check video display settings in GTA? it seems \clear to me if you play several games and GTA is the only gamne giving you a video iussue, that therin lies the issue. now, have you previously played thaT GAME before? can you try another monitor please to see if there is any difference. can you get into the game at all? or do you even get a splash screen? if you get a splash, can you set the display settings lower turn off all enhancements>anti aliasing etc. if u can play quake 3, GTA should not be an issue, i think it is a software/configuration issue.

Edited by Snapper, 12 March 2006 - 06:13 AM.

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