My computer has burned out 2 monitors this we

December 30, 2010 at 18:34:48
Specs: Windows XP
Ist Monitor died on Monday. I brought up another Dell monitor from home and that worked for 2 days and then died today. The green "on" light blinks but I have no image on the screen. I took the monitor to another computer and it made a loud electrical pop sound. The green light stayed on but no image. Also the monitor started to smell like it was burning.

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December 30, 2010 at 19:03:10
So tell us about the PC you are connecting these monitors to. Is it a desktop system? Is it a brand-name system? Does the monitor get it's mains power separately or do you connect to an auxilairy outlet in the PC powersupply?
Does the PC have onboard graphics or a plug-in graphics card?

The fact you are overloading/burning out monitors indicates the presence of dangerous voltage somewhere it should not be. Exercise extreme care.

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December 30, 2010 at 19:30:20
It could just be bad luck with the two monitors going bad or maybe your AC source is causing some problems.

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December 30, 2010 at 19:59:46
It's possible your AC voltage source has too high a voltage, but that's extremely unlikely unless you're in a rural area or unless your location has faulty wiring otherwise.

If this is a desktop computer, the 115 / 230 slide switch, which is usually red and recessed, on the back of the computer on the power supply must be set to the voltage of your power source.

Check the current voltages in the bios Setup of the computer. If the readings for +3.3v, +5V, or +12v are more than 10% too high, you MUST replace the power supply if this is a desktop computer, and your mboard is probably already damaged.

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