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Viewsonic VE175b Monitor Powers Up Doesn't Display Windows OS

I recently purchased a used Compaq PC (D51C/P2.4/40/k512mb—Windows XP Professional with 17” Flat Panel View Sonic VGA LCD Monitor VE175B)
The first time I started the computer the monitor powered up but stayed dark and didn't display the Windows OS. After I turned the monitor on and off it worked and displayed the Windows OS. Shortly after that I connected the computer to the Dell monitor from my other computer and the internet and did some Windows updates, and installed Trend Micro Internet Security Pro. Since then, the Viewsonic VE175b hasn't worked. The monitor powers up but stays dark. You can hear all the sounds of the OS loading up but you can't see it on the monitor. I've since gotten another used VE175b which absolutely works but when I connect it to the Compaq PC same problem. If however I connect the Compaq to my Dell monitor it works. Any help would be appreciated!!!

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Hi; I had the same problem. I know that sometimes devices require you to perform some type of '10-30 second' "hold" of one or some of its buttons in order to 'reset' the device, so to speak. So, having said that, try this:

1) Turn your monitor off (no green light) but leave it plugged in.
2) Leave it off for about 10 seconds.
3) Hold the [2] button on your monitor (the one to the immediate LEFT of your monitor's POWER button).
4) While holding the [2] button, now press and HOLD your POWER button.
5) Wait for your image to appear and STAY onscreen for about 5 seconds, then release both buttons.
6) Your monitor should retain its onscreen image.

Hope this helps! Good Day to all!

Kelvin W.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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