When I turn my computer on I see the Gateway welcome screen, then the windows loading screen, then the screen goes blank and you can hear windows start but can't see anything. Could the motherboard be shot like my friend says it is?
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Re: Monitor not working
Rest assured, it isn't a fried motherboard. If it had been you woun't see anything on the screen. It's as simple as this.
Your problem is related with the windows instalation you currently have. Try to boot the windows in safemode to see if the problem still manifests. If you have 2 partitions on the hard disk move all important data to the one not containing the windows files.
The cleanest way to fix this would be to reinstall windows. Format the C: partition to make yourself a clean install. After the install everything should be fine.
If you need more assistance please reply back or contact me on the live assistance.
I've seen this issue in the past and it might be a simple fix what sometimes happens is the monitor defaults to a different display ie:you have also used the tv as a monitor etc. try hitting f8 on start up go into safe mode and reset the display its supposed to use hope this helps
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Check connection cable with videocard on your PC, unplug it and
carefully plug it in again. (Turn off your monitor during this
operation). If monitor goes black after loading OS (like Windows), then
your screen resolution higher then monitor can support. Load computer
in Safe Mode and lower screen resolution.
unplug everything from your laptop unplug the power from the laptop close it and turn it over remover the battery open and hold the on button(battery is still removed) for a 10 count, replace the battery
turn on you can plug the power cord if needed the prob. should be fixed
It appears that the display resolution set in your display properties is out of the range that the LCD can display.
Boot to the ENABLE VGA MODE by pressing F8 to get the Windows Boot Menu. If you can get to the desktop, then go to display properties, and see if you can change the resolution to higher settings and maintain video. (If the video blanks out, then it should revert to the previous setting in 15 seconds)
Hi this is the way how to examine what's wrong with your LCD
monitors. Power on both CPU and monitor. After going blank, you
check that you can see the image on the screen by shining a flashlight into the
screen, not directly but find the best angle to the screen and take a look very
closely. If you can see the icons or any image, there will be a minor problem.
Like me, I can see window image using flashlight and check lamps inside. Some
of them were broken and it is easily replaced. If you cannot see anything on
the screen, there'll be some problems with inverter board. If you have
soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It may
cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or burn spot on the board
because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a
technician to do so.