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Blank screen - appears to be dead

This was a great monitor but suddenly blank screen and appears to be dead; removed from system and expect to dump same but would like to know for sure if it is the tube or something else?

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  • dodgemichael May 30, 2009

    so what does that mean....

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If the screen is completely black, your screen may indeed be dead. There are a few solutions you can try before throwing in the towel though.

1) Test the monitor on another PC if you can.
2) Make sure the contrast, and brightness aren't turned all the way down.
3) Make sure the graphics card in your PC is functional. You can easily test this by connecting a known working monitor to your computer.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, and your graphics card is in good working order, you indeed have a dead monitor on your hands. It may be cheaper to buy a new monitor, than to have that one serviced.

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There may be CRT/EHT Problem

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