Hello. I'm on my laptop right now. My desktop won't turn on. Last night, the screen was flickering like a mofo. This morning, it would just spontaneously cut to blback and force me to restart the whole computer. Now, it cuts to black as soon as I turn on the power! It will briefly show the initial "Gigabyte" screen before going straight to black.
If I press buttons on the monitor while the computer is turned off, it will clearly say "in power save mode." So it doesn't appear that the monitor itself is the problem. It's most likely either the cable or the video card.
If it's the card, I at least know what to buy as a replacement and don't need your help with that. I hope it's the cable since that would be the cheapest to replace.
I used a Dell monitor (don't know any other specs, thouh, and i can't go into the desktop to check) and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 750TI video card. What sort of cable would I need to buy to replace my current one?
EDIT: I just took out the cable that connected the vid card & the monitor. I can now confirm that, of the three cable ports my graphics card had, I was previously using this blue one:
My computer monitor also use the same port. The cable had the sae interface on both ends.
So which cable is that? It almost looks like VGA, but I could have sworn that this graphics card wasn't supposed to have a VGA port because that port is so damn old.
Edited by stebbinsd, 11 April 2017 - 09:36 AM.