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Monitor is dark when on but is flicking as though its trying to come on but fiddle about with the connection at the back of computer & it comes on ,this happens on analogue & dvi connection

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  • nigelpilk Oct 25, 2008

    have tried the monitor on a friends computer its exactly the same ,time for a new monitor i think.Thanks anyway.

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Hi nigel

firstly i would change the lead from your graphics card to your monitor (borrow one from a friend if possible)if this solves it then fine if not, switch off your pc and disconnnect the cable from the graphics card end.open up your pc and identify you graphics (assuming its not onboard)remove retaining screw and remove from the slot(please note that some slots have a small plastic lever that needs lifting before the card is removed) After removal clean both the slot connectors with an alcohol based approved fluid and the cable pins also use a small brush of th nail vatnish type to clean the motherboard slots then replace refit the card back in its slot and reconnect
If the graphics are onboard (no card)then you only need to clean the the cable connector pins at the rear of the pc

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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    Andy Bathgate Oct 25, 2008

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