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Monitor Goes Black

My Monitor On hte computer is on and the light on the power is blue like its on but theres no picture on the screen its just grey. When the computer first starts you see the gateway and the windows xp start up things but when the computer starts the screen goes grey

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  • ATLmidtown Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same Sony monitor and the same thing happened but my screen isn't gray it goes black. If I hit the green power button to turn it off... when i turn it on it's stays in for about 5 seconds then goes black again. I am now using my TV as a monitor and it works fine so it's definitely the Sony monitor that has the issue. I've seen a few other troubleshooting blogs that mention the inverter board but when I call Sony parts they have no clue what i'm talking about. Has anyone had this same problem that has resolved it???

  • mbhs1578 Jul 09, 2008

    I have a similar issue with my Gateway LCD monitor, after only 14 months use, It just goes grey with the blue power light on, and regardless of where I plug it into, same results. Called Gateway support, and they also eluded to me buying another one , would not even provided service options. This model does not use the standard power cord, so to rule out the power cord, I would have to purchase one from them. If anyone has stumbled into a solution, the help will be much appreciated.

  • rebornmusikg Sep 25, 2008

    my screen just goes grey as well. please help me with this problem. thanks



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Every now and then I inadvertently push a button on the lower right side of the monitor that causes the display to go blank as if it has stopped receiving a signal from the computer. Unfortunately I can not recall what the settings or buttons are that are involved, but I suspect it is the top or bottom button. Each time it happens I rediscover which button it is using trial and error. Eventually I push a button several times to 'scroll' through what I *think* are display input options. The normal desktop appears with one of the options. I think the button might be the one that includes the PIP option on the menu.

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Try to start in safe mode and check if you can change some of the video settings (resolution, refresh rate, etc). Maybe one of these settings is such that the monitor cannot handle properly. To get into Safe Mode, press F8 as soon as you see the Gateway logo on the screen while booting the PC.

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