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Monitor not working

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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  • sherriwwilso Jan 09, 2009

    I'm at work and my daughter home. I will try this when I get there this evening. It might be tomorrow before you hear from me.



    Thank you sooo much!!

  • sherriwwilso Jan 09, 2009

    We got it up and running!! We hooked up the new modem and checked all the connections and reconnected to the power. Thank you for the input, it helps to have others' thoughts.

  • Prashant Bharadwaj
    Prashant Bharadwaj May 11, 2010

    Looks like something wrong with the tower. May I ask u to check if num lock keys respond/

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Sorry i cut the last one short The expansion slots are where you plug the daughter boards into the motherboard. Should be three or four white slots and possibly one short brown one. This is where you would plug in your modem/video card/network card/etc. on older systems. Nowdays most of this comes integrated on the motherboard. But some still are the old style. The slots themselves can go bad,the drivers can go bad,or the board controller can go bad. As you can see there is pleanty to go over here so i hope you are ready in-case this is not a quick fix.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Sounds like your expansion slots on your motherboard are failing. Try to hook a different monitor up to the computer and let me know what happens. Then we will take it from there

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It may well be dead. Try testing the monitor on another working PC. Also try a working monitor on the problem PC. Then you will know whether it's the monitor or the PC graphics card that's faulty.

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