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Green light blinking screen blank

Power on pc, blank screen, green light flashing every 4 seconds, no amber light -

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  • suzeee Jan 14, 2008

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It is not a computer issue. It is a power issue with the monitor. A tiny capaciator needs to replaced which requires soldering.... better just buy a new monitor if not under warranty

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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Hi Suzee,

Is the green flashing on the tower or the monitor?

If it is flashing on the monitor, then it might be tht the monitor is not gettign signal from the tower.
To check, disconnect the monitor from the tower and check the monitor. If you get a msg on the screen like no input signal or check video cable, then 99% monitor is fine.

Check for the power supply light at the back of the tower.

Disconnect everything from the computer and then press and hold the power button on the comp for about 30 seconds.

Then connect the cables and check if it is working.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


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