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Black screen on monitor when pc is switched on

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If you have a bright flashlight, power on the PC and monitor, and shine the light on the screen (really). Move the light and your head around and look for your desktop... It is usually good to try to make out "Start" on the taskbar in the lower left.

If you see a faint image of your desktop, either the backlights are blown or the inverter board supplying power to the backlights is blown. Either way the monitor would cost more to repair than it is likely worth. If the screen displays the ghost image, you may be able to sell it on ebay for some $$ as a "for parts" monitor.

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Does anything come up on the monitor or is it just black always

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The first solution offered is fine if the screen is an LCD type screen, if it is an older CRT (yes there are people who use them still, I happen to have one still on a server) then most likely the main tube is blown.

Does the unit power on? Check the power supply if it is an LCD unit, could be that the power supply is bad and not the screen, if that is the case a replacement supply is usually around $50.00 US. I would not waste much time on the problem, as you can purchase a new larger screen with better resolution and faster refresh for a few hundred dollars.

I always have a spare CRT monitor sitting around just for use in emergencies. If worse comes to worse, and you can't afford a NEW LCD unit, check your local Thrift Store or Goodwill Donation Center for a used monitor. It will cost you about $10.00 for a temporary replacement until you can afford a new LCD 27" unit! I know you won't be able to play W.o.W on a little 14" CRT, but you can manage for a few days or weeks.

**** it up soldier! In the old days of PC's we were happy with a CGA or EGA monitor that supported 16 colors at .47 dot pitch. hahaha.

Cheers,

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Hi there!
Good day
Well, usually, this lead to this rechecks:
1) RAM one of the RAM modules is dirty or failing
2) Video Card, problems, or heat.
3) On board connector broken.
Good luck
let me know
Open Sky

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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