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With any monitor, check the following to determine if the issue is MONITOR related or COMPUTER related.
1. Verify the monitor is receiving power - use a known good power outlet and plug it into the monitor
2. Samsung monitors have a light on the power button - are you getting any color light from this? Orange means it is in "stand by" mode and is waiting for the PC to send it a signal. Green means the monitor is getting a signal from the PC and the monitor is on.
3. With the monitor on, press the buttons on the monitor to bring up the OSD (on screen display) that changes the monitor settings. If you have a green light on the power button and press one of these buttons (AUTO works best), this will display the monitor adjustment options on the screen.
If you see the on screen adjustments, your monitor is working and the issue may be with your PC. Move the monitor to another PC and verify the monitor is working correctly.
IF you don't see anything on the screen and the power light is green, the monitor has failed.
This could be the lights that illuminate the screen have failed (something that happened to my Samsung Syncmaster monitors after about 6 years of use) or the screen has stopped functioning. In either case, replacement parts are hard to find and a monitor swap is likely.
The monitor might be faulty ....do a monitor self test ...disconnect the datat cable from the monitor and turn it on ....there would be a color code , if the color code is ... RED....GREEN....BLUE which might appear as RGB or the colors itself......then the monitor is ...if the color code is different then the monitor has to be replaced
I'm not sure I understand what you intend to do ..but if this is just a monitor you intend to use..it may not be functional ..If you plugged it in the main vga out ..and it didn't come on right ..this means it is either something wrong with the monitor or with the video card .. If you plugged it as secondary monitor..and you want to use them both ..but it didn't come on ..this is another story ..and you will have to get to the video settings ..and select teh desktops..and enable teh secondary monitor from teh video card settings ..Make sure you select the correct fuinction for it ..It may be clone ..and this will make them both look the same ..or extended ..and this will basically extend your monitor with the other ..and you will be able to slide your mouse from one to the other and also select different tasks ... In this case you will also have to arrange their position to coincide with their actual one for to avoid confusion ..(just drag the monitors on the settings ..and change position ..) If enabling will not make them function right ..you have to reinstall teh video card ..and restart ..or ..install teh operation system with both plugged in ..( i had some issues with a tv added as secondary monitor ..and never displayed colored images unless it was installed from the begining already plugged in with the main one ) ..
Do you mean the monitor's power light starts green and then turns orange when you turn it on? Most monitors will go to a power saving mode when they do not get a signal from the computer.
The Dell GX260 has a green power light when on. When the computer is off, the light is off. If it is green and blinking, then the computer is in a power saving mode.
Diagnosis: start with the obvious: is the monitor cable plugged into both the computer and the monitor (if not permanently connected to the monitor)? Are you connected to the active port? (You can add a video graphics card in most desktops. The motherboard video port usually needs to be disabled to use the card ports. If you plug in the monitor cable to the disabled port, it won't work.) Is the monitor set to the correct input? (This applies if the monitor has several ports. In that case, there will be a Source or Input button on the monitor.) Is the computer on? The GX260 has the power button on the front. (Other computers have the power button on the top.) There is also the power supply switch on the back which needs to be on.
Next try a different data cable between the monitor and the computer (if you can). Try a different monitor. If a second monitor works, than the monitor has a damaged main board. If the second monitor doesn't work, then the video graphics adapter has probably failed. Replace the add-on card, if in use, then boot in the safe mode to remove the old graphics driver. Then install the correct driver for the graphics adapter.
Note: the computer and the monitor should both be off when you connect the cables. Then turn on the monitor first and set it to the correct source before turning on the computer.)
Hi...sounds like your video card has died on you. Do you have another video card lying around to swap out with the old and try?
When the video card is sending power to the monitor, the light will be green - if the light never turns from amber to green when the computer is booting, this means that the video card is not sending a signal to the monitor, probably because its toast.
I'm just guessing, but it could be that the resolution you are using on your MS-DOS monitor is not compliant with the new monitor you are trying to use. Check the supported resolutions of the monitor that you would like to use, and then make sure you set that resolution before switching monitors.