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Blank moitor my monitor goes blank when i turn on the computer (dimension 4600). I am not sure if it's the video card or the monitor. If it is the video card, what should I do to install a new one, and what kind should i buy? Thanks

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  • janimama Nov 13, 2007

    when i turn my computer on the monitor turns on for 3 seconds and then shuts itself off - i have completely shut the system down and have also tried another monitor and it does the same thing - whats wrong - please help!



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Can you chk anything abt the lights on the monitor ? ie.. the small ones near the power switch .. is it green / orange ..

Also do u hear any beeps when you power on your computer ? I vaguely remember that in case you hear three beeps, it could be a video card issue.

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