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Blinking power button

I have a Samsung syncmaster 170T 17" monitor that is unable to sync up to video signal from the computer thereby causing a blinking power button light color of amber) not the normal color of steady green. Searching around the internet I found a site that said that a blinking power button, could be a defective controller board? Any help on this one thanks.

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It could also be because there is a problem with the display controller in the computer. Try to hook up another monitor to this computer and see if it comes up. If it does not work with another monitor, the computer will need servicing. If the display does come up, the Samsung monitor will need service. Good Luck

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