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Monitor black i moved my desktop from one room to another. It was working fine! i plugged it into an old Gateway monitor that was on the desk that has worked before just fine with it...but kept getting the message, monitor fine, check connections. i have checked and rechecked...the all good...no luck. so i tried bringing in the monitor that it had just been connected to in the other room, again no luck...the screen makes the sound that it is coming on, but no pic, then it seems to go on standby...the light goes from steady to blinking. when I unplug it from the computer i get the no connection check signal cable message. So I tried plugging this monitor into my laptop, again just black. i can't find any dials anywhere to adjust the color. I hit the menu button (this second monitor is a dell) and nothing happens. both of these monitors were working fine just before the move, so wasn't the computer. I didn't drop it, i was gentle with it. what should i try next???

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  • taknmytime Oct 20, 2008

    pins seem perfectly straight and all there, any other suggestions?

  • dale-online Dec 08, 2008

    for no (apparent) reason 28" monitor goes black and window states...."no signal. check connection." I plug in another monitor and it works fine. I need a solution to fix this problem. I day trade the stock market and have lost HUNDREDS of dollars from this problem!!

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Try looking at the Monitors Plug, Look directly into the Plug, you should see 15 small pins inside the plug.

Sometimes one or two of these pins get bent over and no longer makes contact. If you do see a pin than is not pointing straight out like the reset, the best thing to do is to use a small pair of needle nose pliers to gently straighten the pin. Be very careful becouse once a pin is bent it can break easily.

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