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Computer locks up and says it has no signal.

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  • beauba Jun 01, 2008

    Computer powers up but monitor says no signal. When I do get a signal it will lock up during applications, including screen saver.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    locks, as in on the screen? and no signal, as in no wireless signal?

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Ahh..ok..so it's the video signal....that's from a failure.

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