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Monitor not working

When i turn my computer on the monitor has a box that reads; self test, monitor working, check your pc and signal cable. I have been able to wiggle the cable that runs from the monitor to the pc, reset it and then it would work. It is not working any more, box still appears. I thought maybe there was a short in the wire, but not sure.


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  • jmicheau2003 Sep 04, 2008

    I can not return or buy a new cord because it does not remove from the monitor. Someone told me that I need to buy a new monitor. I hate to buy a new monitor and find out it was not the monitor that was the problem. I am wondering if it could be a different problem rather than the monitor?

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If you have another cable to try that's a good bet. or buy one... you can always return it if that's not it. tho i suspect if you jiggled the cable and it worked thats the most likely suspect.

Robert

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    Roberta Smith Sep 04, 2008

    examine all the pins on the plug that goes into the computer. Unfortunately if it is that cord you either buy a new monitor or have someone install a new cord. considering that is labour intensive and the cost of monitors, sadly it may be more cost effective to buy a new one...

    one other thing that occured to me. is that an onboard video or is that an added video card ?





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