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    Monitor Trouble

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    by litlhlpr ·

    My roomate was vacuming the other day and bumped into the table (metal legs) that my system was on. The monitor blacked out, and now I can’t get it to come on. Is it fried?

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      Monitor Trouble

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Monitor Trouble

      Do you hear a static electricity type sound when you attempt to turn the monitor on?

      If yes, then the monitor is working, the video connection is bad.

      Start by checking that ALL cables and connections are fully seated.

      Try a different monitor on your PC, and try your monitor on a different PC.

      Unless the monitor is very large, new, or an LCD type, it will be cheaper and easier to buy a new or used monitor than to determine how or why it failed.
      I have seen brand new 17″ flat screenmonitors (not flat panel) for just over $100.

      Chas

      • #3374510

        Monitor Trouble

        by litlhlpr ·

        In reply to Monitor Trouble

        Thanks, TheChas

        You’re right. I bought a similar monitor for about $100. When and if I have time I’ll figure out the problem with the other.

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      Monitor Trouble

      by litlhlpr ·

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