My monitor comes on and gets to the windows xp screen and then goes dark. I tried the F1 button but wasn't sure what to do once in there.I lose the picture once I exit this. The green light becomes yellow. I have tried 2 monitors and it is the same problem. I bought a new adapter (15 pins and 25 pins) but it did not change the problem. Have these molnitors had their day?
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Re: monitor has no picture
Hi wont be the monitor thats the problem, its to do with your base unit. Do you get a picture on the monitor at all when you start up the pc? more than likely its just needing the graphics card taken out and put back in, or just somthing stupid. 99% of the time you can fix it yourself if you have basic knowledge, if you want to try a few things email me at [email protected]
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Excuse me if I'm talking below you level of expertise...
With an external monitor on a laptop you usually have to activate the plug where you've connected the external monitor cable . This requires pressing 2 keys in combination, usually a FUNCTION button + a specific function key. Yeah, they're named almost the same thing, but I'll try to keep it straight.
On your keyboard's function keys (above the numeric keys typically) should be small pictures besides the standard F1, F2, etc. which are usually in white. You're looking for the picture that resembles a monitor. On my Thinkpad the small pictures are colored blue, and the monitor is on the F7 key. It so happens that my FUNCTION button (different than the function keys we were just talking about) which is located in the lower left of my keyboard is also blue. Yours might be in a different position, but I'm giving you an idea when to look.
When you find the Function Button, press and hold this key and the correct Function key (F1, F2, whatever). You might need to press this 1 or 2 times to get the correct monitor setting. I'm not exactly sure of the order but you'll activate the external monitor, then another combination press will activate both displays, then a 3rd will do another setting, then back to the beginning. If you miss it the first time just slowly press the combination until you get what you're looking for. Be patient, and press once every 5 seconds or so, giving the computer enough time to change its settings.
I believe the power led button is still on while the
screen goes dark, if yes, it means the picture board of your monitor is
bad that is why it appears for a second and goes dark after that
the power led button is on, It means the picture
board on your monitor is faulty that is why it appears for a second and
The best thing for you to do now is to take the
a local repairer or any service center within your vicinity to help
with the replacement of the picture board because the fault is not
something you can fix yourself in other to complicate issues.
Either the power supply board is failing and needs repair or a bad bulb in the screen is causing it. You would have to open it up to get a better idea.
Here's some info:
SURE ALL POWER is DISCONNECTED For at least 5 minutes PRIOR TO WORKING ON
inverters. If your picture wasn't
pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working, then it may be the
inverter has gone bad. Inverters are like light bulbs and have life
expectancies on the capacitors. If your picture was
pinkish or dark at the top or bottom when it was working then you may have 1 or
more of the bulbs failing. You can check for
pinkish if your screen flashes.
What you do is when you have it open to the point of getting to the wires that
hook to the back of the lcd screen is to disconnect only the wide ribbon that
goes from the video board to the back of the screen. Then start it and check
the screen flash color.
These come apart a little different than most. The front trim comes off with
the screen. So essentially you are removing the back case first:
Once the four screws are out of the rear corners there are snap tabs that need
to be released between the silver trim and the back black plastic (three top
and bottom and two on left and right.)
You can use a thin knife blade to help release them as you separate the silver
from the back plastic Black part has to be bent outwards to release these tabs.
Then entire guts will come out with the screen ., then the inverter is under
the center area under the metal cover.
Shout if you need more info.
If you email me a good picture of the inverter in the area of the larger yellow
square component and one from underneath , behind the two small yellow square
components, I may be able to get a better idea if it is the inverter from a
visual. Email : [email protected]
try reinstalling the os.
there might be file corrupted in the system folder,,,
since the monitor runs on start up , we cannot say that it has a hardware defect...
reinstalling or upgrading your windows will help..
the monitor is not getting any video information from your computer .. check the connection at the computer to make sure it is fully plugged in .. make sure the video card (if it has one) is securely in place ... make sure the monitor is actually plugged into the right connector .. you may have a bad video card or a damaged cable to your monitor .. you can plug the monitor into another computer to make sure its ok ..
first try to see if you can press down and hold the fn or function key and then press one of the F1 or F2 buttons at the top that shows a monitor picture and press that button and let both go.
see it will the screen to switch form internal to external and back again by repeating.
second you will have to go to safe mode when the computer is restarting and tapping the F8 key while it is loading from first stating it. make sure to tap the F8 only 1 or 2 a second otherwise keyboard will occur.
once you get into the safe mode you need to login through your login that has the problem and once in there you need to go to the display properties page and click settings and adjust your resolution down to the lowest setting there is and then reboot.
see if that corrects the issue with 1 of the 2 solutions.