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My Westinghouse monitor is not going on but the power light is on do I need another monitor it is 5yrs old or more

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It could be your monitor driver card that is bad.
Before you go buy a new monitor, do a quick test on
connecting the monitor to a laptop or portable computer if you have one,
or if you can, get a friend that has one a laptop and use the monitor
signal cable that is already there, and connect it into the
temporary or borrowed computer to see if you get a picture.
Your borrowed computer will need to know that your attaching
and external monitor, so that will need to be done to let the
new computer being used, to know that it is being attached.
If you get a picture, its your old computer driver card.
If it still stays blank, or no picture, then your 5 year old monitor is bad.
Also, but unlikely, it could be the monitor signal cable that
is bad, in that case it will not work on either application.
You could substitute the cable to make sure its not the cable also
for a quick check, on both applications.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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