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Monitor won't turn on - high pitched beeping noise


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#1 Shatto

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

So I work at a college as a computer lab tech. Several of the monitors on our computers have stopped working, they won't turn on, the monitor power button flashes orange/amber and emits a high pitch beeping sound, They are old Dell monitors. They're running windows XP. It just seems to me like the monitor went out but without warning. So any ideas?

 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

Hi,

From the sounds of it I'd be replacing those monitors before you release the smoke that has been built into them.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

Are they CRT (picture tube) type monitors? If so it's not worth trying to do anything with them. Some failure modes of CRT monitors produce a pulsed squeal which could be what you're describing.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:29 AM

Do the beeping sounds came from the monitors itself? Didn't you consider problems regarding the RAM of the computers? 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:18 AM

Do the beeping sounds came from the monitors itself? Didn't you consider problems regarding the RAM of the computers? 

Yes they come from the monitor, I know because I changed monitors and the computer itself works fine but the beeping on the monitor continues until I unplug the power from it.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

 

Do the beeping sounds came from the monitors itself? Didn't you consider problems regarding the RAM of the computers? 

Yes they come from the monitor, I know because I changed monitors and the computer itself works fine but the beeping on the monitor continues until I unplug the power from it.

 

 

You did mention that those are old monitors (CRT) right? Well then there's no problem at all. They just need replacement! :) 






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