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By robertweb8 ·
what does it mean when the cpu is on and the monitor turns on but it don't show anything but the little light blinks

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by Ann777 In reply to of the monitor

The connection between the computer and monitor needs to be checked (the cable is either slipping out or wires have come out of the connector or the cable is cut -- with a vaccuum). Ultimately, the monitor has power, but the computer is not communicating with it.

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by robertweb8 In reply to of the monitor

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by debglover In reply to of the monitor

If the little light is blinking (orange) on the monitor then this means that you need to check the video card.

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by debglover In reply to of the monitor

If the little light is blinking (orange) on the monitor then this means that you need to check the video card. If you change or hook up a different monitor to it and this reoccurs within 2 days then it is definately the video card. This is true is the orange light is blinking and there is nothing on the screen

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by TheChas In reply to of the monitor

If things were working, it is possible that the video card was set to a resolution or refresh rate that the monitor does not support.

Restart the computer, and see if you get the POST screen.
If so, nothing is broken.
Boot into safe mode, and set the display resolution to the minimum settings available.
Re-boot into normal mode, and verify that the correct drivers are installed for the vidoe card and monitor.

You should then be able to correct your display settings to what you want.If you do not get the POST screen, either the video card, or monitor is bad.

The easiest test is to use a different monitor.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to of the monitor

As explained, there's no signal from the video card to the monitor.

Here's another possible cause.

The video card and especially if it's AGP may have creeped up out of it's slot. The card sits so far back on the mother board that it creates tension this often makes the cards ride up in the back of the slot. Open the case touch the metal first to discharge any static then make sure the video card is fully seated in the slot. To help eliminate this from happening again, loosen all the screws on the adapter cards and the mother board. Make sure the video card is fully seated then tighten it first. From there snug up the other screws but not enough to put stress on the video card.

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