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Old 08-22-2005, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My little brother was playing some game on a faulty card...I called sapphire and I was about to ship it to the RMA dept to get a replacement....Anyway, Hes playing a game and said the monitor turned off. ...So he restarts it and said it turned on for a few seconds and turned it off again...I swapped cards quickly, booted it up again and I hear sound but no picture...This is an old monitor I got ways back from Dell..>Flatscreen 19inch .....Is it done with...Or are the cards having problems...

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Old 08-22-2005, 03:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well since you tried 2 different card, i would say that the monitor is most likely shot.

Also make sure the power cord is connected properly, maybe he just knocked a cord loose when he was playing. Look into that before you buy any monitors or throw that one away.

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Old 08-22-2005, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So was the Sapphire card bust, or was it the monitor playing tricks on you?

See I had an old CRT monitor die on me and that was funny (it wobbled a bit, then the screen shrank and then it emitted a blue light and lots of smoke - Hurrah for Daewoo monitors!)

So anyway back to the point, I can imagine TFTs just dying like that - its seems to be their style. But if said monitor is knackered it may be that your graphics card wasn't.

And has anyone had a TFT die on them? I mean what happens? Does it just stop working? Is there light and magic?
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