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Old 01-02-2006, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok...I'm on another computer right now because my other one just did somethin real weird...

I just doin my business and uploading some files to my site and I was posting on a forum. Out of no where, my monitor just shows a dell sign and turns black. I thought it was my cpu so I turned the cpu off (power) and turned it back on.

I saw the sign in screen for about 3 seconds and it switched off.

So basically, what the problem is now is that my monitor will not stay on for more than 3 seconds and then turn black. The power light is still on Green, but the monitor is black. I have to turn the monitor off...and then on again to see the screen for 3 seconds. Once those 3 seconds are up, the monitor turns black, I have to turn my monitor off and on again to see the screen for another 3 seconds.

Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong? When I was posting on the forums I was pressing some "quick keys"...I held ALT and pressed V but that didn't do much..it highlighted somethin on the browser. I might of pressed ALT and somethin to cause this..but this is the monitor, not the cpu.

Any help would be great! Thanks.
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When you say, "Not the CPU" your trying to tell us, that you think its just a moniter problem? Not related to anything inside the Case?


Try a different moniter. have you tried restarting? Check all moniter cables.
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try another moniter. then try another video card (this is probably it)
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It's the monitor...I tried hooking up the monitor to a differnt computer and same exact thing happeend.
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Then you should buy a new moniter.

Never open a CRT!!! Unless your trained to do so.

Try RMAing it, if you still have a warranty.
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