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#1 wyllisx2

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

a couple of days ago my new lcd monitor went blank. when i reboot i do get the boot info on screen after that it goes blank. my first thought was my video card. replacing it in the same pci express slot with a new card didn't work. next i replaced the monitor still nothing. i have tried running it with both a dvi & serial cable.

btw the computer was bought at the end of 06 with XP loaded. still running XP.

what are possible causes. my next guess is a bad motherboard or the unlikely event of a second bad monitor.

i haven't tried using a crt since last week i gave my old 1 away since the new computer was running beautifully.

thanks in advance.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:08 PM

Does the power-on LED stay green or orange when it goes blank? Are you getting the "No Signal" message on the screen at all? Were you running the recommended resolution? Can you get as far as entering the BIOS of safemode. Don't mean to ramble, just asking
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#3 wyllisx2

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:29 AM

Does the power-on LED stay green or orange when it goes blank? stays on.

Are you getting the "No Signal" message on the screen at all? no it eventually goes into power saving mode.

Were you running the recommended resolution? my video card allows for almost any resolution

Can you get as far as entering the BIOS of safemode. haven't tried. assuming i can what sholud i being doing in the BIOS?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:40 AM

As for the resolutions, I know this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Maybe by default, one way or another, you video settings have been set past the abilities of your monitor. Most monitors only support up to 85MHz refresh rate and basically support any resolution the video card can throw at it. The main problem is the refresh rate, because if the video card wants the monitor to do something it can't, it won't display anything. I suggest checking the old CRT to see if it works.

Also, does your video card support 2 monitors? If it does, that will help immensely.

Out of curiosity, what model video card do you have?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

I'll be checking a crt tomorrow. Not home right now & only have 1 computer there. If the crt works then i'll change the refresh rate settings & try again with the lcd.

The card is a BFG GeForce 7600 GS 256MB, DVI, HDTV, PCI E

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:00 PM

Actually turned out to be a hd crash. Replacement on the way.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:29 PM

Never would of guessed :thumbsup:

But hey, thanks for comin back and tellin us, now we have another option in our arsenal if this situation was to arise again.

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