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Old 01-18-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just now, my Dell monitor turned itself off. But, i saw the logo. It turned off normally, going from a nice display of my desktop, to the dell genesis logo, then to black screen with a green light. Now i thought it was dead, but then when i tried turning it on and off, for a split second when i turned it on, i saw my desktop, very dark contrast, then the screen went black again.... I meen, if it had broken, then why would it show me the dell logo before dying lol? I tried it in another slot and i got nothing, although it does recognize when video is being fed in so its not my graphics card....

Any ideas?
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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I would try to plug your monitor into another computer to see if it works there. If it doesn't (which it probably won't) then you know 100% that it is the monitor.

But it does sound like it has died. What kind of monitor is it? LCD, CRT, something else?
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Do you have another monitor that you could try on your video card? Just trying to rule out all possibilities.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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Ive been running an expanded desktop across 2 monitors for about 2 years now. im using the older one right now, just the second one doesn't work in either monitor port on my 9800...
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Ive been running an expanded desktop across 2 monitors for about 2 years now. im using the older one right now, just the second one doesn't work in either monitor port on my 9800...
I think it is safe to say your monitor is probably dead.
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