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Monitor won't turn on

By kora8
Jul 10, 2009
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  1. Okay, I plugged my monitor into my computer and it won't work. The computer light is green and seems to work fine, the monitor light is yellow as if it doesn't receive a signal. What should I do?
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW TS Rookie

    First thing's first: are you plugging the monitor into a graphics card or into an on-board slot on your motherboard?

    It is likely that you have either a bad monitor or a bad graphics card. It is also possible that you have dirty RAM or a dying power supply. Hopefully you can either test the monitor in another machine or test another monitor on your machine. Are any of the parts I mentioned new, or did this start on an old machine?
  3. kora8

    kora8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No this was just out of the blue, the monitor is fine, and the computer worked before. I jokingly put a windows Vista disk into the disk drive, I plugged the drive into another computer and it worked. I also never played with the graphics card so I don't think that's it, unless Windows 95 graphics cards randomly go bad.
  4. JamesP

    JamesP TS Rookie Posts: 38

    Its the graphic card, replace it, sometime other cards or componets prevent a signal to be sent to the monitor, good luck
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