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What's Going On?! My Monitor Is Retarded!


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#1 Trish_era

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:19 PM

I dont know if this is a power supply problem or if its my mother board but i have a custom built PC... that never used to give me trouble till just recently i turn on my computer as per usual... but then my monitor wont show an image... the light comes on as if its getting the proper signal and all... but there's no image. so i blindly ctrl+alt+del... like 20 times!!!! before i finally get an image. but there is no problem after that. till i turn off my computer again then have to go through the same process all over again! anything will help!!!! how can i trouble shoot for the problem? or has anyone had anything sismilar happen to them? if its just the monitor i can buy another but, why waste money if its just going to do the same thing with a new monitor??? anything will due cause this is driving me NUTS!!!!!

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:27 AM

Verify that everything is plugged in tightly into the vga slot (where the monitor plugs into the back of your comuter).

Check your settings for the monitor itself. Make sure that you haven't accidently changed the settings to something that the monitor might not like (like an odd refresh rate, dpi etc. etc.).

Is it possible for you to replace this monitor with another monitor to rule out that the first monitor is bad? I'd start with these things first.

If it still persists, can you change out your vga card? Or put it into the onboard vga slot on the mobo?

Hope this helps!
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