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Is it a monitor or computer or connection problem.


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#1 LoricaLady

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:48 AM

I just got a new Acer monitor because the old one was not working.  Now I wonder if the monitor was the problem.  This new monitor worked the first couple of times I turned it on.  Then it gave a blank screen the 3rd time.  For some reason, quickly turning the power strip on and off will make everything work again, though I get a screen telling me I have to start up by pushing return.  I do not have to push the button again to turn on the computer as it is still on after I push the power strip button off and on.

 

The first time I had a problem I disconnected and reconnected everything on the new monitor.  It worked fine for several days. (I turn it on once a day).  Then again today I got that blank, bluish grey screen.  I don't remember hearing the computer sounds that let you know things are turning on.  Again, when I pushed the power strip button qquickly on and off it all started up again.

 

The computer is a 1 & 1/2 year old Dell desktop.

 

Thanks very much for any help.


Edited by hamluis, 02 April 2015 - 12:19 PM.
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 05:35 AM

I would try another Power Point to connect to directly and see what happens then.

Also if possible connect another PSU { Power Supply Unit } to the computer if you can get a hold of one and try that.

Post Back any update.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 05:59 AM

When you power up, the monitor and desktop power up together?  Reason for asking:  I found it better for me to have to monitor power up just before the destop is powered up.  Having had similar problems before, I solved them by having the monitor "come to full ready" before desktop power button is pushed.  Please let us know if this idea works for you.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:38 AM

I would try another Power Point to connect to directly and see what happens then.

Also if possible connect another PSU { Power Supply Unit } to the computer if you can get a hold of one and try that.

Post Back any update.

Thank you.  I tried a new powerstrip and so far, just one time, it has turned on fine.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

When you power up, the monitor and desktop power up together?  Reason for asking:  I found it better for me to have to monitor power up just before the destop is powered up.  Having had similar problems before, I solved them by having the monitor "come to full ready" before desktop power button is pushed.  Please let us know if this idea works for you.

 

I always leave the monitor power button on.  That never has been a problem in years of doing that.  Hope it is okay but let me know, please, if not.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

 

I always leave the monitor power button on.  That never has been a problem in years of doing that.  Hope it is okay but let me know, please, if not.

Leaving the monitor always on should not be a problem.  In the old days, when swapping monitors, if the "right" pin, one of many monitor pins, was bent and not connected, then the keyboard and/or mouse would not work.  I cannot remember the electronics behind this misshap.


Edited by RolandJS, 03 April 2015 - 11:24 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

 

 

I always leave the monitor power button on.  That never has been a problem in years of doing that.  Hope it is okay but let me know, please, if not.

Leaving the monitor always on should not be a problem.  In the old days, when swapping monitors, if the "right" pin, one of many monitor pins, was bent and not connected, then the keyboard and/or mouse would not work.  I cannot remember the electronics behind this misshap.

 

Thanks for the reassurance!  And the monitor and computer have been working just fine with the  new powerstrip.






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