Monitor problems, first lines...Then turns off.

January 11, 2017 at 12:56:41
Specs: Wndows 10
First of all my monitor had lines all over it and funny patterns. I thought it was my graphic card. So I borrowed one. Now instead of the funny colours and lines, the into stays in for a while then freezes and shuts down. But the PC is still running. When I restart the PC, it runs but the monitor doesn't turn on. Today it stsrted, the. After 5 minutes it went off again with PC still running. What else might be causing this?

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#1
January 11, 2017 at 13:18:33
Borrow another monitor to determine if yours is dying. Check the system temperatures in the BIOS or using CPUID.

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#2
January 11, 2017 at 14:41:21
I don't think it's actually the monitor.....Some thing in my system is doing it. I've put new paste in my GPU l, but like I said it's it's still playing up with a different GPU. Could my processor be hearing? Would that make my monitor not turn back on while the system is still running?

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#3
January 11, 2017 at 15:08:54
but... have you actually tested with another monitor?

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#4
January 11, 2017 at 16:02:59
Check the temps as I suggested. Your #2 reply is not clear but if you had video for 5 minutes while using a borrowed graphics card then it probably is NOT your integrated graphics.

Did you connect the monitor to the borrowed card when testing?


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#5
January 11, 2017 at 20:07:30
Test with a borrowed monitor.
Install HWMonitor. Read the temps (all) and the voltages (all) and post results.
The temperatures may tell what part of your system is having trouble and will make further questions more effective in diagnosing the problem. The voltages may tell us if your power supply is having problems. If one or more of the main voltages are higher or lower than +/- 5% from their nominal values or fluctuate as the power supply warms, it will tell us if your power supply is bad and in need of replacing. Values that are too far off can damage other components and if they are high enough can fry CPU, GPU, hard drive, and motherboard to name a few so it is important to catch it early if that is the case.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
January 11, 2017 at 21:47:07
CPUID and HWMonitor are the same program.

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#7
January 12, 2017 at 05:15:13
Sometimes it seems heavy going.

The subsequent reference to paste and gpu I find worrying.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#8
January 12, 2017 at 19:21:31
Instead of taking it apart you first should have tried booting to safe mode as the original symptoms you described can be caused by a video resolution that is incompatible with the monitor.

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