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Old 04-24-2010, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gateway monitor going Black/Cant turn it back on

I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this, but i'm like 3 seconds away from smashing this peice of crap.

Okay so heres the situation

So far ive tried dusting the computer, changing software settings etc

nothing worked

it turns off and it prety much says no signal when i try to turn it back on, the buttons goes from green back to red.

ive been able to narrow it down when it happens, i tought it was random but it seems to be every time im in a multiplayer game.

would appreciate some tips.

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gateway monitor going Black/Cant turn it back on

Check your temps. That would be the first thing I would suspect, is a video card overheating. If the temps are fine, do you have a spare monitor laying around? Any should do, just plug in one that you know is in good working condition, and let it run and see if the monitor shuts off. If it does, GPU should be checked out. If it doesn't shut off, I would suspect the monitor is messed up. I've had a similar problem with an Acer LCD, and it turns out that a few resistors are burnt out on it. Since it seems the monitor still shows signs of it being good ("pretty much says no signal"), I would suspect the GPU is at fault.
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