Re: monitor issues
When you say, doesn't turn on, do you get a power light from the monitor itself, but no screen?
Can you press monitor buttons and get menu's up?
If so, it seems more likely to do with your video card, which leads me to my next question. What make/model is it? Is it a motherboard video chip? Or have you got a dedicated video card for gaming?
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