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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 09 December 2016 - 05:29 PM
Question - Is it the computer, the cable, or the monitor ?
First test - plug the monitor into a different computer, if it works the monitor is OK, if it doesn't the monitor is deceased.
Second test - plug a known working monitor into the computer. If it doesn't work -
Third test - change the video cable. If the known good monitor now works, the problem was the cable
If it still doesn't work then the problem is inside the computer.
Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:12 PM
I guess I was an idiot and never suspected that it was the monitor's problem...
So yea it was the monitor, since I plugged the computer into another monitor and it worked fine. Thanks Chris! I guess I just didn't want to believe that my big ass monitor was broken
Anyway, now that problem's solved, does anyone know why my monitor might not be working anymore?
Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:19 PM
Sorry you now need a new monitor, but at least you know where the problem was !
The most likely problem area in the monitor is the power supply. In general monitors are not economically repairable if you have to take it to a repair shop but if you and your friend have some electronics expertise it might be worth having a go at it yourselves. Problems you are likely to run into are documentation - circuit diagrams are like hens' teeth - and replacement components if your efforts show it is a non-generic part that has failed. Capacitors for example are readily available but the ICs used are probably not.
Remember the substitution trick for the future !
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