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2nd display black screen

By SheilaCalhoun
Nov 30, 2014
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  1. I run two displays. When I got up this morning, one of them is on but black. When trying to adjust my display settings, it comes on briefly (maybe 3 seconds) and goes right back off again.

    System specs are as follows:

    Operating System
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    AMD Athlon II X2 255 45 °C
    Regor 45nm Technology
    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
    eMachines EL1352 (CPU 1) 49 °C
    VE205 (1600x900@60Hz)
    VE205 (1600x900@60Hz)
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
    465GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-22V1A SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 48 °C
    Optical Drives
    USB Audio Device

    Using Sabrent USB-DH88 USB Display Adapter also

    I have checked all drivers and windows shows they are up to date. Both displays were fine as of about 1 AM this morning, and to my knowledge no updates or downloads were done during this time.

    Any help would be appreciated; I work from home and having dual monitors is almost critical.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,410   +3,425

    Try changing cables first, by some chance the cable has gone bad.

    Sounds like it could be a lighting issue within the monitor. If it is a backlight issue, the monitor will still be displaying an image. You will not be able to see the image without some kind of lighting. If you can use a flashlight to expose the image, you would at least know it is a backlighting issue. I've been able to use this technique on phones as well as monitors.
  3. SheilaCalhoun

    SheilaCalhoun TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    After a few resets I too think it is a monitor issue. When it turns on both monitors used to say "no signal detected" for half a second until it really started booting, now only one does. Thanks for the advice :)

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