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#1 stuce32

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

Hello~

 

I have an I-INC monitor for my very old emachine PC. The monitor screen is black but the green light is on. When I turn it off and then back on, it comes on for a brief second and then goes black. I connected it to my laptop and it works fine but when I connect it back to the computer is goes black again. I guess it is a computer problem and not the monitor. How do I fix it?  Any help is appreciated!

 

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:05 PM

When you push the power button on the computer, can you hear anything like the POST (power-on self-test) beep, the fan(s) and maybe the hard drive spinning and then Windows booting up?



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

Yes, Windows boots up and when it comes up I can see it on the monitor for a split second and then it's gone again. Do I need to open up the tower?



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

Right after Windows disappears from the screen, what happens if you wiggle/tighten the connection to the back of the computer? Is the connector just loose, or maybe a broken/bent pin?



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

Nothing seems loose and nothing happens if I wiggle the connection. The weird thing is that if I get very close to the screen, I can see writing from the program I have pulled up. When the screensaver pictures were changing I could see the shadow but no detail. 



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

Now that sounds more like the monitor has a backlight or power supply problem.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

Great. Sounds east to fix :) Seriously, though. I connected the monitor to my laptop and it works fine. 



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

That's what's so weird. The monitor itself contains and controls the backlight, not the computer video card. And, if you had the monitor's backlight turned all the way down via the controls on the monitor, it would still be dim when you connected it to the laptop.

 

I'm stumped, for now. Hopefully someone with some other ideas will be along soon.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for trying!

Stacie :thumbup2:



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:21 PM

No problem. :)






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