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So you're saying that you already tried connecting the monitor to a different CPU and still have the same problem?? if that's what you have done this can eb a problem with the cable fo the monitor or some internal parts of the monitor is already bad that may needs replacemnet already..
<span>Frequent PC users especially desktop PC's with CRT monitors has to be very careful in using the CRT monitors as that consumes more power than other types of monitors in market.</SPAN><br>
<span>Recent research has found the CRT monitors to be consuming 60-80 watts of power for a normal 15 inch monitor compared to 25-35 watts for LCD. The power consumption is almost double in CRT's. If you consider 17-19 inch monitor the power consumption in CRT's might go up to 100-150 watts roughly.</SPAN><br>
<span>It is advisable for more than 1 CRT monitor users to keep the monitors switched off when not in use so the power consumption is reduced.</SPAN><br>
Any 15-inch CRT-style monitor should be replaced by a 15-inch or 17-inch LCD-style monitor. You can find "previously-owned" monitors for $30 to $50, which is less than taking your CRT monitor to a TV/video repair-shop for an *attempt* to get it repaired.
Does the monitor have speakers? Are they active (check that in the menu)? Is their volume high enough (or it could be muted)? Are the audio cables plugged in firmly both in the monitor and pc connectors? Are they recognized as connected by the pc (check that in the Control Panel / Sounds or in the audio device config window)?
Is the pc volume high enough (or muted)?
Let's check the obvious first...
Make sure monitor cables are attached correctly and securely.
Is the monitor receiving power/turned on?
Assuming monitor was working at some point and not damaged...
Start up PC in safe mode (press F5 key when you see Windows logo at startup). This will use a default VGA driver. If LCD works now, you may need to check for and replace the video driver for the monitor. Go to the manufacturer's website for the monitor. If LCD does not work, I suspect a hardware failure in the LCD monitor.
If this is a new, under warranty, you can take back to place of purchase for an exchange. Receipt may be required. If not under warranty, you may be looking at buying a new monitor. LCD have come down in price. My recommendation would be the Samsung SyncMaster. 15 inch size is cheapest. 17 inch have become very competitive. 19 inch and up can be expensive depending on brand. Watch for sales. Local club stores like Sam's or Costco sometimes have deals, too. Of course, their are online sources too like newegg.com.
If you are talking about going from a CRT (television) monitor over to an LCD screen this should not pose an issue.
The only possible problem I can see is not having the proper connections with your cable such as needing a DVI female connection, but there are adapter in the market that should fix this issue. Also, most monitors will have the proper adapters with them.
You could possibly have problems with the drivers, but considering that you are running Windows XP, I don't think that this will be an issue. I have rarely ran into any problems with drivers, and when I did they were more of software enhancements for the video card, and not a driver issue.
This could be one of three components: 1. The video card 2. Video Cable (cable from the monitor to the computer) 3. The Monitor
The way I would determine this is:
I would try to plug this monitor into another computer that you know works with other monitor. If this is a home computer and you don't have another computer to test this take it to a friends house. Use a different cable to connect the to computer and power if possible. Then switch out to the old hardware (e.g. power cable, video cable.) If all has been determined to work then it's probably the video card.
If you can do this at all I would suggest trying a new video cable they are cheap. Usually 10 bucks at the most or borrow on from someone else. If this is a DVI cable they are a little more expensive. VGA cables look like this btw http://www.networktechinc.com/cable-pc.html