Question about AMD eMachines Desktop System w/ 17'' CRT Display, 2.0 GHz Athlon 64 3000+ (W3400)

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Dark screen A few days ago for no apparent reason my monitor's screen went very dark and hasn't gone back to it's original appearance. I use a screensaver so I do not think it is burn-in. Howeber I have tried to degauss it many times and it still has not gone back to normal. This dark screen is very irritating and makes it difficult to view pictures and text. Any suggestions on what I should do?

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  • tyrrell_c Dec 29, 2007

    My screen went dark as well. If I shine a light on it I can make out the icons and the computer itself is working but apparently a bulb or something is gone or can it be something else?

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Sounds to me like a messed up video card. Like stated above, try taking it out and putting it back in. It may be loose. Or if that doesn't help try another PCI slot (looks just like the one the card was settled in). It could be a bad PCI slot. Other than this you may have to replace the video card (go to the local Best Buy for this)

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Im sure you have tryed the brightness on the monitor?? if not do so then if thast dont work go to the back of the monitor and try to adj the screen control and bring up the main screen ever so slightly.

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    this puter has on board video.

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In case you have a PCI display card (not built-in the motherboard),take it out from its connector and then place it back (maybe you have a bad conntact). Be aware you should do it while your PC is disconnected from the main PC power (main power cabel)!!!!

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    Bruce,
    Did you solved the problem and how ?

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