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My wearnes switching adaptor green indicator light is blinking, X2gen monitor is blank, monitor indicator light is blinking amber and the monitor is making a clicking sound. Is it the adaptor? Is it the monitor? Or what? Thanks!

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  • X2909 Dec 01, 2008

    Hello Brandonson. Thanks for your reply. I do believe that the pc is booting. Its just that the monitor is blank, the indicator light on the monitor is blinking amber and the monitor makes a clicking sound. Happens even if the pc is not turned on. Also the indicator light on the Wearnes Switching Adaptor is also blinking. I am wondering if that is normal for an adapter? I noticed on another similar looking adapter I have for a different product (adaptor specs for output are different ) the green indicator light is solid green. The specs for the Wearnes adapter are: INPUT 100-240V - 1.6A (max) 50-60Hz, OUTPUT 12V = 4A. If I can get another monitor to use to test that all's OK with pc I will do it. Also am thinking that I am going to take the adaptor to a shop... perhaps people there can tell if the adapter is causing the problem.

    Appreciating your interest and help with this puzzling problem! X2909

  • Mike Demaris May 11, 2010

    Also, check your manual regarding the flashing lights and what they possibly mean. Like brandonson suggested, try the monitor on another pc; check your video card in your original pc like Danmart said. Also, is there any change at all when the pc boots up? If not, then check the manufacturer's warranty and possibly get a new one.

  • Daniel Martinez
    Daniel Martinez May 11, 2010

    My wearnes switching adaptor green indicator light is blinking, X2gen monitor is blank, monitor indicator light is blinking amber and the monitor is making a clicking sound. Is it the adaptor? Is it the monitor? Or what?
    question: Are you talking about a 'switching adapter" power supply? Or some type of 'switching monitor' adapter?

    Usually a 'blinking amber' light is NO SIGNAL to the monitor.That has to do with the video card not seated right in desktop,loose connections from monitor to card, damaged card, damaged monitor.The 'clicking' sound from monitor is the electronic reeds switching or the hard drive is acting up.Sometimes the read-write heads on h/d is bouncing around from one side to the other on the plantan (misspelled?)

  • brandonson May 11, 2010

    dont know what type of adapter that is... however ... if you hook up the monitor to another pc you can eliminate a possibility. if it works on another pc... is your pc booting up at all?

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I would suspect that it's your video card on your computer rather than your monitor itself.  That's just a huntch.  If you can grasp your hands on another video card, I would certainly try that.

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One reason that this is happening could be that it is on Power saving mode. This happens when the LCD monitor detecs an incorrect timing then thats the time that the LCD goes blank and the power botton starts to blink.

what you need to do is to turn the computer off. Unplug cables attach to the LCD make sure it is also off, once done press the power botton for a couple of 30secs to a minute and then release. After doing so re-connect all the cables and make sure that both ends is tight and secure once everything is ok turn the computer on same with the monitor to check if it solves the problem.

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SOURCE: There is no display on the monitor screen. The amber light on the power switch keeps blinking uselessly!

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It looks like issue with either mother board or processor.
open the box and remove all memey and power it on. if it makes a beep sound, there is no issue with processor, else we suscpect processor. If it make beep sound, it might be mother board issue. And for checking monitor working condition, remove monitor data cable and see no cable connected messages comes in monitor or not

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