Everything else on the computer is fine. The monitor will not come on. I did try it on another computer and i get the same result. I temporarily put in An IBM 15" to keep me going and that is working fine.
Is my 17" monitor kaput??
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I would try this monitor with another PC first, most common failures in the monitors after a couple years are failed caps in the power supply. Please verify first that it is not the PC problem, if it is, then please look through my pictures to get some ideas what to look for inside if you decide to DIY repair on you monitor.
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague http://www.badcaps.net
It sounds like you have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors
will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called
capacitors overheating in the confined space of the monitor. If you are
good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix the problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad parts,replace any that look like the pictures and your monitor should work
fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and -
connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one the
same way. Look in our monitor repair section for step by step repair guide for this model it should be the same power supply as the 930. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping.
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Try checking inside the computer for loose wiring near where the power supply box plugs into the motherboard, make sure that you turn the computer off and remove it from the outlet before opening it. While the computer is open, check all of the leads going into the motherboard are pushed in gently but firmly. Remove the RAM clean it with a soft paintbrush and then return them to there slots ensuring that they are seated correctly. Do the same with the graphics card and sound card if you have them in PCI slots or AGP slot returning them correctly into thier slots.
Put everything back together and before powering back on make sure that the power leads going into your PC and into your monitor have not been damaged in any way. Reboot your computer and try again. If you still get a shock or your computer does not boot properly then you may need to change the power supply box.
At first you should clarify if your GPU or LCD is broken. Do You have any chance to try another monitor with your Graphicadapter or to try your monitor on a different PC? Moreover you should try it with a new cable.
The symptom of weird symbols sounds most likely like a overheated or wrong-plugged Graphicadapter
If the power supply failed after a power failure is not a good sign because when the power came back it was higher then 120 VAC and could have damaged the microprocessor. Most of today power supplies are not well regulated and a slight increase on the 120 VAC it will also increase in the power supply, giving more power then needed.
It could have damage the power module as well.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Disconnect completely computer and display form power cable for ten minutes, plug them back and restart ().This is called hard reset. If you still have the problem try checking the display video cable, both in the monitor and computer socket. If it still does not work connect PC to a different monitor, just to test that is not the pc or the video card the problem. If it still does not work the blackout may have caused a short in your monitor or a system failure on pg then get back here and post the new problem.
Computer seems fine,
Cable changed. but still the same.
This is to expected, the monitor mounted controls are directed to monitor not part of the data input.
Thus suggests a board failure in the Monitor.
Just to prove the point if you have the monitor driver installed delete it and run as generic monitor.
If things change reinstall the dedicated driver
Though I suspect this is a monitor failure not computer related.