My Monitor On hte computer is on and the light on the power is blue like its on but theres no picture on the screen its just grey. When the computer first starts you see the gateway and the windows xp start up things but when the computer starts the screen goes grey
Every now and then I inadvertently push a button on the lower right side of the monitor that causes the display to go blank as if it has stopped receiving a signal from the computer. Unfortunately I can not recall what the settings or buttons are that are involved, but I suspect it is the top or bottom button.
Each time it happens I rediscover which button it is using trial and error. Eventually I push a button several times to 'scroll' through what I *think* are display input options. The normal desktop appears with one of the options.
I think the button might be the one that includes the PIP option on the menu.
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Re: Monitor Goes Black
Try to start in safe mode and check if you can change some of the video settings (resolution, refresh rate, etc). Maybe one of these settings is such that the monitor cannot handle properly.
To get into Safe Mode, press F8 as soon as you see the Gateway logo on the screen while booting the PC.
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it sounds like the expensive part (the lcd screen) is ok, its probably a fault with the video board inside the monitor, this could be replaced/fixed. There could also be a problem with the power board. if it is either of these, the monitor needs to be serviced by a professional. you could try plugging the monitor into a different computer, if this is the problem it means you need a new graphics card, or need to re-install the graphics drivers on the computer.
This monitor has a manufacturer's defect in two of the wiring harnesses: the harness going from the controller board to the power button (4 grey, 1 blue wire) and from the power button to the side controls (3 grey, 1 blue wire). The insulation was not stripped properly from the blue wires on any of the 4 connectors. You will have to open the monitor (snaps apart, no screws) and replace the 4 blue wires. You can solder jumpers to the pins or replace the entire harnesses.
Since the power led button is on, the problem with your monitor is the that the picture board of your monitor has develop fault, that is why it tries to show your desktop and quickly fades away.
The picture board of your monitor is bad and will
need to be replaced in other for it to display.
The best thing
for you to do is to take your monitor to a local repairer or any service
center within your vicinity to help with the replacement of your
picture board because the fault is not something you can fix on your own
in other not to complicate issues.
It is the picture picture board on your monitor that is malfunctioning, since the power led or button is on, but blue shaded screen, it means the
board of your monitor has developed fault.
The best thing for you
do now is to take the monitor to a local repairer within your vicinity or any service center
to help with the replacement of the picture board
because the fault is not something you can fix yourself, in order not to
I had the same problem. In the menu, the image button was grey, and could not be hi-lighted, and the screen stayed blue. I was using the AC power cord. I plugged in the DC power cord instead, and it "woke" the unit up. I switched back to the AC power and it works fine. If you don't hve the DC cord that came with the TV, try andy 12 volt dc output cord with a positive tip.