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By danalynn63 ·
Im running windows XP on an emachines computer which is 3 years old 2400+ AMD Athlon 3D ProSavage

The problem is : yesterday I noticed my desktop picture was dark and garbled. I tried different desktop images and it wasn't the problem. So I checked my settings that was 1074x768 16 bit or something like that. they were the same as always. so I tried updating video driver...still problem so i rolled it back. I took out my restore Cd that came with computer and went to drivers video and reinstalled the factory driver that came with computer. it said i had to reboot for setting to take effect. I did and screen never came back. it is black . no bios flash, cant get into bios, nothing it is just black and blank. computer ha all fans working and the little beep and when i turned it off it even did the little windows chime...but nothing on screen!!! pUT IN RESTORE cD SCREEN just black still. couldnt see anything come up saying anything. I connected my monitor to daughters laptop and there was graphics like her desktop image and everything but it was all very dark. Also before my screen went black i tried to set brightness but OSD box was black listing no settings. it also did the same thing on daughters laptop when i hooked it to hers... please help I can usualyy fix these things when its software or such but I need to SEE IT to do so LOL

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By the sounds of things your monitor is on it's way out.

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to black monitor

If you got a dark image connected to another computer and could not make it brighter by the controls on the monitor the monitor is failing and getting darker till it eventually goes black.

I'm willing to bet that if you had of left it connected to your daughters NB for long enough the same thing would have happened as well the screen would just have gone black.

What you can try is turning it off and letting it cool down and then try again as sometimes this is a Heat Sensitive Issue that causes the monitor to black out. So if you let it cool down for some time they tend to work till they reach that critical heat where they turn off again or at least stop giving a picture.

When you next try this monitor look at the LED on the front of it and see if it's green indicating that the monitor is being feed a signal or Amber indicating that the monitor is in Stand By Mode.It may not actually mean anything but if the LED is indicating that it's getting a signal then you know that the monitor has died.

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