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Monitor has no picture

My monitor comes on and gets to the windows xp screen and then goes dark. I tried the F1 button but wasn't sure what to do once in there.I lose the picture once I exit this. The green light becomes yellow. I have tried 2 monitors and it is the same problem. I bought a new adapter (15 pins and 25 pins) but it did not change the problem. Have these molnitors had their day?

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Re: monitor has no picture

Hi wont be the monitor thats the problem, its to do with your base unit. Do you get a picture on the monitor at all when you start up the pc? more than likely its just needing the graphics card taken out and put back in, or just somthing stupid. 99% of the time you can fix it yourself if you have basic knowledge, if you want to try a few things email me at all the best John

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