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Crashing with monitor switching off

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#1 Jocasta


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 02:02 PM



my screen froze momentarily, the image went sort of jagged, then the monitor went to sleep. I switched the monior back on and it went though the start up routine scanning for signals but said it could find none and went to sleep again. I tried it again later and everything worked OK for a while then it happened again and got more frequent but was still usable now and then but now I can't get anything at all from the monitor. The desktop sounds OK and the monitor comes on scans for signals but goes to sleep. I have tried a different cable but no good. I haven't tried a different monitor as it seems to be working. I opened the box up as I thought I could try another graphics card but it integral. It is a HP desktop, running Windows 7. I can't get anymore info as I obviously can not use a monitor.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:32 AM

You can still try another graphics card.  There should be a slot for it on the motherboard.

Most systems will automatically switch to another card automatically if you have installed one.


Beyond that, see if you can get it tested at a PC shop.  Some places will charge, and some will do the testing for free.

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