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There is no display on the monitor screen. The amber light on the power switch keeps blinking uselessly!

The power on switch keeps blinking like a turn indicator...amber light. The light turns green when the switch is pressed on, but soon after it turns amber and keeps blinking. Therefore there is no display on the monitor screen. The amber light keeps blinking uselessly!

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The monitor requires service The monitor is not receiving a signal from the computer

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