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Monitor won't come on

I just recently removed my IBM Aptiva E series 21U from storage hoping I could just plus it in and use it. The computer seems to be working fine however when I plus the monitor (C51) into the computer the screen goes totally black - no words, nothing. Also, when I plug the keyboard into the computer that doesn't work either. I am a novice for sure and have no idea what to do. I don't think I am submitting this question in the right area. Please help me!!! Thanks Debbie

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When you say the pc is working fine, it's hard to tell if there is no visual from the monitor. Are you getting the 2 usual spaced beeps when your pc boots up, is your keyboard ps2(normal pin type plug or USB)check you have keyboard and mouse in their correct connectors (mouse-green plug, keyboard-purple plug) I'ts more than likely had a bit of banging about in storage and especially if it's been in a cool area, then placed in your house, there may well be condensation points inside which may take a few days to dry out. Try your monitor in a friends pc to eliminate that first.

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