When I turn on my computer and the monitor it does not turn on or show a display. I have to turn it off and on several times before it would flicker before finally turning on, but once it is turned on it stay on until the next cold boot,
I have a Princeton 20" LCD monitor (Model VL2018W) appromiately four years, and it has been fine up until recently.
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Sounds like either the Monitor is bad or the Video Card is bad. Try plugging another monitor on the computer and if it can't show a display then more than likely the Video Card is bad. If it shows on the monitor you just plugged in, then the original monitor is bad.
To rectify your problem, Perfrom these steps. Self-Test Feature Check (STFC)
Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check
whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and
computer are properly connected but the monitor screen remains dark, run
the monitor self-test by performing the following steps:
Turn off both your computer and monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer.
To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove both Digital (white connector) and
the Analog(blue connector) cables from the back of the computer.
You need to check your power options settings and modify it , so that your monitor does not turn off automatically.
If you are using windows xp , go in control panel and then there would be an icon for power options , double click the power options and then you would find settings which read turn off monitor , turn off hard disk etc... select the turn off monitor to never mode or as per your convenience and you would have your problem solved.
Dell monitors automatically go into power-save mode after a preset
amount of time when the computer is inactive. The Dell monitor will go
completely black, instead of showing a screensaver. This doesn't mean
that your Dell computer
has shut down. Instead, this allows your monitor to essentially turn
off until it's needed again. You can change how long it is before the
Dell monitor goes into power-save mode by changing your display
any key on your keyboard or move your mouse. Either will turn off
power-save mode. Alternately, you can press the power button on your
Dell computer tower or laptop.
any key a second time if the monitor goes from power-save to stand-by
mode. Stand-by mode allows the screensaver to appear.
your user name and password into the login prompt if your computer
requires a login. Press "Enter" to begin using your Dell computer.
the display settings on your Dell monitor to prevent your monitor from
going into power-save mode prematurely. Right-click anywhere on your
desktop and choose "Properties." Click the "Screensaver" tab and press
"Power." Beside "Turn off Monitor," choose a time amount from the
drop-down list and press "Apply."
first problem could be the hdmi cable you are using is loose or broken.second, the display mode you selected was wrong, try to go to desktop and right click and choose nvdia control panel and choose the nview display mode to use,select the only use one display(single)and apply.
If tried the monitor on two other computers with the same result -- definitly your monitor is faulty. Take it to the repair shop. To make double sure, run your computer with another monitor. If everything is fine now; you can blame the monitor.
This problem may occur due to wrong driver of display card or wrong display settings.
Solution: 1- Start you computer in safe mode. 2- Remove display card driver. 3- Restart you computer. 4- Install display card driver (if it does not pick automatically).
Now it should show default settings. I hope it would solve your problem.