Question about Dell E228WFP LCD Monitor
Okay, there is what is known as a Diagnostic Partition in all Dell computers. When you turn on your computer you need to Tap F12 when you see your BIOS load (which is the first thing you see on your screen when you turn on your computer.) You will then see several options, if you did it correctly, and the one on the very bottom usually says something along the line of "Boot to Utility Partition" and there will be an option for a screen test. Run it.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2009
You need to follow step by step troubleshooting and isolate the cause of the problem. Follow these steps:
1. First run a Self Test on the monitor, i.e disconnect it from your CPU, leave the power cable on and check if you see something that says "Self Test feature check".
2. If you can see the above "self test feature check" that means the monitor is fine and there is a problem with either your video card or the VGA cable. If you don't see it then ask Dell for a replacement, if it is in warranty.
3. Try another VGA cable to isolate the cause.
4. If it works fine with another VGA cable then get another cable for your monitor otherwise its your video card or the on-board video.
5. To make sure that it is the on-board video or the video card, just attach the monitor with another tower or a CPU, If it works with another CPU then its surely your video card or the on-board video.
These steps should resolve or at least help you with isolating the cause of the problem.
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