my view sonicscreen wont turn on

Viewsonic Va2702w 27
January 15, 2011 at 08:41:04
Specs: Windows 7
The screen is only about 2 yrs old but just a couple of minutes ago refuses to turn on. The green light flashes but no screen appears. PLEASE HELP ALL MY FILES ARE ON IT!!!

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#1
January 15, 2011 at 09:14:55
All your files are on your monitor? I thought files were stored on the hard drive?

You need to determine if the monitor is the problem or the computer. I suspect the computer. Could be the power supply died, or the video card died, or possibly the motherboard or CPU. You have some troubleshooting to do & we need more info to be able to help.


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#2
January 15, 2011 at 09:20:59
"The green light flashes but no screen appears" What green light? On the monitor or on the computer case? Does the computer boot up? Do you get a NO Signal message on the monitor? If it is the monitor that is bad then your files are fine you just can't see them at the moment.

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#3
January 15, 2011 at 09:21:24
Woops that's what I meant. Thing is the harddrive is fine as far as I know. The screen has been having an on/off flashing problem for about 2 months now. If we turn off the screen it usually goes back on but today it just wont. I've checked the cables and everything. I'm fairly sure it's a monitor problem. Is there any way to check?

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#4
January 15, 2011 at 09:22:39
The screen's green light flashes on and off and I get a black screen. Sometimes the NO SIGNAL sign appears but not usually. The light just flashes.

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#5
January 15, 2011 at 09:45:23
NO SIGNAL = video card problem, not monitor problem. Like I said, the problem is with the computer. LIST THE SPECS! If it's an OEM system (Dell, Gateway, HP, etc), list the model & model number & we'll dig up the specs.

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#6
January 15, 2011 at 10:00:21
Try another monitor. When it says no signal is the computer powered up at the time or just the monitor? As mickliq stated no signal means no signal coming from video source. This could be a video acrd or onboard video problem. From what you have given us though it could be a bad power supply or cpu or just the computer is unplugged. We need more information as suggested by mickliq.

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#7
January 15, 2011 at 12:08:39
Where can I find the model # etc?

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#8
January 15, 2011 at 12:10:15
The computer is plugged. Should I try switching the cables?

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#9
January 15, 2011 at 12:28:13
Does the computer power up? Do you hear a single "BEEP" as it does so? Is it a store bought computer or did you build it or have someone build it for you? If it is store bought somewhere on the front of it should be a logo with a name HP, Dell, etc......

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#10
January 15, 2011 at 12:30:30
How old is the computer? What Operating System Xp, Vista, Widows 7 etc.....?

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#11
January 15, 2011 at 12:34:33
Just to eliminate it as the problem I would see if I could borrow another monitor that has the same connection and try it to see if that is the trouble. If you have a replacement cable for the one that connects the monitor to the computer it won't hurt to try it but I am betting against that being the problem. Most things connected to the back of the computer cannot be switched around so trying a different plug in a different connection does not work. Most things cannot be put in the wrong place.

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#12
January 15, 2011 at 12:43:14
The computer does power up and I do hear a beep. It gets as far as the Emachines screen but I don't see the Windows powering up. It is a store bought computer however approximatively 6 months ago we had to get the hard drive fixed( at future shop) because of a virus. It's an emachines hard drive with a viewsonic screen. It says H5215 Desktop PC on it. I haven't been on any suspicious websites and am always VERY careful with things like that. We have McAfee on our computer as well as windows defender. When I turned the computer off last night it seemed to be working fine. This morning the screen started having the problems.

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#13
January 15, 2011 at 12:45:46
The computer is approximately 3-4 years old. It had to have some part of the hard drive replaced last year (it may have been the fan I'm not sure). It has windows 2003....i believe. The screen is no more than a year and 1/2 old.

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#14
January 15, 2011 at 13:41:47
Okay everytime you start the computer you see the eMachines logo? If this is so I am going to rule out bad monitor for now. Do you have any restore disks that came with the computer? When you are booting up try hitting the escape key this should show you the bios post screen. There may be an error message there.

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#15
January 15, 2011 at 13:48:34
Yeah, but I normally see that. So if there is an error message what do I do?

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#16
January 15, 2011 at 13:51:50
Make a note of it it may help us.

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#17
January 15, 2011 at 13:55:12
Are you comfortable opening the machine up and replacing parts yourself?

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