I just bought this monitor today, and can't get it to work. It worked for about 2 minutes, then began to flash back and forth from the screen to a black screen and then finally just went black completely. If I don't wait and try again immediately, the screen is totally black. If I wait a bit, it does the screen changing thing and then goes to black. I should mention that when the screen is lit, it seems to be shaky, as if some sort of current/disturbance is present. The computer I am using is a DELL Dimension 3000.
Thing is, it seems to work fine when I plug into an old laptop (also a Dell) that I have.
What's the desktop PC missing that the laptop has got? Or what's going on here?
I read several of the other tips, but did not seem to see any that had to do with a brand new monitor...
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Re: Viewsonic VA712b 17 " flat screen monitor
Unusual problem, it could be the resolution and refresh rate setting your PCs video card is currently set at. I don?t know if this will fix your problem but its worth a try:
- Now go to your PC with the old monitor connected, right click anywhere on the desktop.
- Left click Properties from the box that appears.
- When the Display Properties box appears click on the Settings tab.
- Make note of the screen resolution.
- Change the screen resolution to 1024 x 768.
- Click on the Advanced button in the lower right hand corner.
- In the next box that appears click on the Monitor tab.
- In the Monitor settings section of this page record the value of the Screen refresh rate. Then change it to 60 Hertz.
- Close this and the Display Properties box by click on the OK button.
- Now try connecting your new monitor.
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1. check the quarter inch connector to the speaker input to the PC make sure that you have all cables to connected to the PC and the monitor. 2. Check drivers for the monitor and reinstall / 3. Go to the "Device Manager" and check for conflicts and check to see if the driver need to be updated. An exclamation next to that device means that there is a conflict.
you're video card is failing, try the secondary port if you have one, artifacting such as different colors, shapes and lines are VGA related, you need a new VGA card and for more info contact http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz
It may also be a problem with your video card, I've already seen a problem likewise, try to remove and replug your VGA card and try again, if you can try to plug another screen on your PC and to plug your screen on another PC, then you'll be sure