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Compaq Monitor My monitor won't even come on... When I turn on the PC, and the monitor, the green light turns amber and then Orange- like how it does when I put it on stand-by. All the electric cords are plugged in but the monitor is "hibernating" constantly... I can even hear the start up tune that's played but no response from the monitor. Thanks in advance for any info I can get. :)

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    screen can't show anything

  • trkn_again Dec 29, 2007

    I have the EXACT same problem. I cannot get it to come on. Any suggestions? Thank you.

  • knurts Apr 02, 2008

    My monitor won't even come on... When I turn on the PC, and the monitor, the green light turns amber and then Orange- like how it does when I put it on stand-by. All the electric cords are plugged in but the monitor is "hibernating" constantly

    i have that same exact problem. what do i do to fix this?

  • tryzz May 03, 2008

    have removed and replaced plugs no joy



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OK All these Compaq's have a Power Supply problem, or a Horizontal Voltage problem.. meaning they are on the way out. The SMPSU's in these units often fail along with the Horizontal Drive Circuitry. I think it is time for a new one? Repair of such a unint would barely be "Ecconomical" IMHO.

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