Monitor won't turn back on.

January 13, 2008 at 14:55:58
Specs: XP Home, intel pentium III (3 GIG)
I turned my monitor off and went out, then when I got back and tried to tun it on, it didn't respond at all. No power light. This happened last week also and I had to reinstall windows to fix it. The monitor is fine, it must be something with the OS. I have a Phillips flatscreen and am running WinXP and have a Radeon 1900XTX card. I am using an old monitor to write this, as it has no trouble, strangely.

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January 13, 2008 at 14:57:08
I forgot to say, I have checked all the power settings and they are on never and I havn't got hibernation mode switched on either.

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January 13, 2008 at 15:23:44
Your post indicates you had no power light. If that were the case reinstalling Windows wouldn't help. I think you mean you had an orange light for no signal, correct? Still no reason to reinstall Windows. The graphics subsystem drives the monitor so you fix that part.

You mention how you have your power setting configured. You mean the Windows settings correct? There are also settings in the BIOS that can sometimes come into play. Boot into the BIOS screens and have a look.

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January 13, 2008 at 15:48:24
No I mean the power light is not green or yellow or orange, it is unlit. I unplug the monitors power and replug it in and the phillips screen comes on then the monitor power dies again. No light at all and completely unresponsive to anything I do.

The tower comes on though as I hear it go through all the usual stages.

And re-installing windows DID fix it. At least I thought it had but now the same thig has happened again.

Yes I mean the windows power settings.

The bios? You mean when it starts up, pressing F2 for the setup screen?

Thanks by the way. :)

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January 13, 2008 at 15:54:17
If the light is not on at all that is a monitor problem, not a Windows problem. The light should go on even if you disconnect the monitor from the tower.
Check the power cord at the monitor end to make sure it is in all the way.

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January 13, 2008 at 22:56:53
All the leads are in fully and like I said, if I unplug the monitor or switch it off at the mains then back on, it comes on but once the pc is turned on also, the monitor loses power again, with no lights lit at all on the monitor. The one I`m using to right this message, is an "old" style monitor like a TV set lol, and when I boot with this one, it comes on, I see the windows screen, but for a second or two when the screen usually goes black just before the word windows appears and the desktop comes on screen, this monitor goes off too, but comes back on again a couple of seconds later.

My Phillips monitor has worked fine for about 5 days and then this happened again. Nothing changed from when it worked to when it stopped working. I ran no updates, nobody even went in my room. I pressed the power button, went out, came back and tried to turn it on again with the power button and it ignored me. Like last time this happened.

I hope I don't sound cocky or ungrateful, as I really do appreciate any help. Thanks.

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January 13, 2008 at 23:31:30
I checked the power settings in the BIOS (F2 for setup) and they are all fine. No hibernate mode or anything turned on.

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January 14, 2008 at 07:08:45
It is the monitor, don't bother with the tower. Your monitor is defective.

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January 21, 2008 at 20:39:46
I have the exact same problem with a Philips monitor. I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea how to solve the problem, it had been fine for years! It turns on if I press the power button enough times, so perhaps our problem is a little different, edscapade. Anyway, if you ever find a solution, I'd love to know :).

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