Solved Monitor on CP will not boot up

August 28, 2012 at 13:59:11
Specs: Windows XP
My monitor and computer were fine last night when I shut it down due to expecting a storm in the area. Today it will not open. Stays black with a faint flash every second or so. NO sound, just lights flashing on my CP. I am sending this from a different system.

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August 29, 2012 at 14:49:08
No, I didn't mean it would "permanently" clear the problem but just help you get a better handle on whereabouts the trouble was. If you can beg or borrow a cable and that doesn't cause issues when the cable is waggled then most likely the problem is solved.

There is also the possibility of a bad pin in the monitor socket, or even a faulty soldered joint behind behind it in the monitor.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
August 28, 2012 at 14:55:40
Assuming it's a PC and not a laptop, best bet would be first to try your monitor on another computer, or someone elses on yours. That would tell you whether you have a PC or monitor issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 28, 2012 at 15:19:15
thanks Derek! I will give it a try...

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#3
August 28, 2012 at 18:46:25
Hi Derek! I switched monitors with another PC and that one worked on my PC. So I tried my Monitor on the other PC and it worked also!!! I then switched both monitors back to their original PC and they are now both working fine. Guess I must have had a loose connection somewhere.....
thanks for your help!

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#4
August 29, 2012 at 01:43:30
Sometimes, when an electrical connection isn't broken (unplugged) for a while, light surface corrosion/tarnishing on the terminals can begin to cause intermitent problems. Usually, just unplugging and re-plugging the connection will remove enough corrosion/tarnish to make a good connection again.

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#5
August 29, 2012 at 05:28:00
Yes, I agree with #4 - there is a good possibility of it being down to oxide on the connections.

Sometimes the easiest way to determine this type of issue is to gently waggle the cable at each end and see if the picture comes and goes.

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#6
August 29, 2012 at 13:58:58
Hi SciGuy & Derek! Well it happened again... No picture on Monitor. So I tried unplugging the monitor from the surge protecter and then plugging it back in... Nothing. So I tried wiggling the plug in the back of the Monitor and Yipee... The picture came on!!! Does this mean I need a new cable? Or as you said "Just wiggling the connection will clear the problem" I would like to have a permanent fix....

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August 29, 2012 at 14:49:08
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No, I didn't mean it would "permanently" clear the problem but just help you get a better handle on whereabouts the trouble was. If you can beg or borrow a cable and that doesn't cause issues when the cable is waggled then most likely the problem is solved.

There is also the possibility of a bad pin in the monitor socket, or even a faulty soldered joint behind behind it in the monitor.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
August 29, 2012 at 18:10:07
Thanks Derek! Will try to get a new cable sometime tomorrow and see if that works.....

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