Dead Dell monitor

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Old 11-10-08, 08:59 AM
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Dead Dell monitor

17'' dell monitor powers up, no video,
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Old 11-10-08, 09:29 AM
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First thing to check would be that your computer is actually starting.

The seond thing I would do is to check the cable you have as well as the connections to the back of the monitor and computer. Check to see if any of the pins are bent over or missing, holes blocked and such. If all looks good there I would still switch out the exisitng cable with one from another computer that you know works.

Have you tried attaching another monitor?

I realize that if this is a home computer you probably don't have another cable or monitor laying around. Maybe where you work, or any friends, might have one you could borrow long enough to try.
 
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Checked all cables, A-OK

When you turn the monitor on without the cable connected, the yellow standby light comes on and then goes green.

When you plug the monitor cable in, and turn the monitor on, the light stays yellow.

Either way, the screen does not light up.
 
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Does the computer power up properly? It almost sounds like you are having an issue with your computer and not the monitor. When the computer turns on make sure the fans are up and running too.
 
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The computer works perfectly. I have another monitor and it works.
This monitor was given to me for the same problem.
 
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If it is in the monitor than I cannot really help you. My experience with monitors not working is that it is usually in the computer or the cables. If it was not with the computer or cables it has always been drastically cheaper to buy new/used than repair. Then again this has all been with CRT monitors and not flat screen. Flat screens might have additional settings that might turn it off.

Just to make sure, your monitor did work before and you had not upgraded anything with the video driver or operating system on the computer. Is that correct?

If it is a flat screen monitor I would chat with tech support from that company as far as settings go.

Sorry I couldnot be of more help.
 
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Thanks for your help, it was greatly appreciated.

There is definetly a problem with the monitor.
 
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