Blank screen, not sure if its a Windows 7 or hardware problem

By jools182
Sep 24, 2010
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  1. When I started my PC this morning, it started ok, and then just after it finished booting up and I started firefox, the screen went to standby mode with the power light flashing

    I just pressed the power switch on the screen and it came back on and seemed to run fine

    I used the PC for a few hours then went out for a while

    This afternoon when I tried to start up, the PC sounded like it was starting up fine, but the monitor is completely blank and it was on standby mode despite trying the monitors power button a few times

    Tried the reset switch on my pc, and although it sounds like its booting up fine, I get a completely blank screen

    The weird thing is now that the power button on the monitor is on all the time and won't switch off :confused:
  2. jools182

    jools182 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    ok, tried a new monitor and its working

    problem i have now is that windows 7 isn't starting, no start up beep or anything, maybe due to the fact that i had to shut down using the power button as my monitor wasn't working

    can anyone help?
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I suggest posting this in the General Hardware section. Make sure you give them your hardware specs and a brief description of your issue(s).

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