My computer monitor is 4-5 years old - not flat screen - it went black. I checked the power source - ok. I turned it off and back on. The light on the front was green and then went immediately to orange, the screen still balck. Is it done?
Yesterday the modem for internet died, is this relevent?
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eMachines flat-screen monitors are compatible with most
brands of PCs.
Issues with eMachines flat-screen monitors can arise from
faulty power sources, cable problems and incompatible settings.
These issues can be resolved by testing step-by-step each
Plug the computer's power cable firmly into a working AC outlet.
Press the computer's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front of the computer case to confirm
that the computer receives power.
Plug the eMachines monitor's power cable into a working AC outlet.
Press the monitor's power button.
Check the LEDs on the front bezel or power button of the
eMachines monitor to confirm that the monitor receives power.
Orange or blinking LEDs indicate low power or no signal.
Green LEDs denote a working connection..
Perform a monitor self-test.
Switch off the monitor.
Unplug the video cable from the monitor.
Press the eMachines monitor's power button.
An eMachines logo, Windows logo or "no signal"
message indicates that the monitor is working properly.
Plug the eMachines monitor's video cable into the video
port on the computer.
Attach the monitor's included DVI-to-VGA adapter to the
monitor's VGA cable if your computer has a DVI port (15 or 25 pin-slots with 1
side slot) in place of a VGA port (15 pin-slots, no side slot).
Press the eMachines monitor's input button to change the
monitor's setting to match the computer port used.
Set your monitor to DVI if connected to your computer's DVI
Set your monitor to VGA if connected to your computer's VGA
Connect the eMachines monitor to a known working computer
with a known working video cable if the problem persists. Contact Gateway,
eMachines manufacturer, if the monitor issue is not resolved.
First I think you should do some troubleshooting. Try hooking up your computer to a different monitor and see if there's any display when you boot up. If that doesn't work, then open up the desktop and make sure all of the power connections are solid. One that sometimes comes off is the 2nd motherboard power connector. Because you aren't seeing the blue LED, I think it might be that connector. The motherboard has one 24 or 26 pin power connector and one simple 4 pin connector. The 4 pin is usually in a corner near the processor. Take a look at that to see if your motherboard is getting all of the power it needs. If everything is connected properly and your monitor isn't the problem, the new power supply you ordered could fix the problem. I hope this helps!
Power supplies tend to be either working or not working. I would start with the computers memory, reseating the memory cards (there are plenty of tutorials on the web for how to do this). If the power supply fan was running, chances are you did not need to buy a new one. Does it do the same thing with the new power supply?
When you first power on the computer does the monitor work fine?
can you boot into safe mode? - Click Here for step by step to boot into safe mode.
If the Monitor works in Safe mode or works when you first power on the computer then it could most likely be an issue with your Video Card.
Try testing the Monitor on the laptop to see if it gives you the same issue. If it doesn't then you know for sure it the Desktop. I would most likely say its the video card.
If it turns out to be the Desktop, post the model of the PC and I can help see what other options you have.
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.