Monitors acting like computer is off when I start it. 7 replies

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Zach

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#1 11 years ago

This is a strange problem I'm starting to have, and it's only when I start up the computer.

So, when I have my monitors powered up, the little light on them is brown. When I start the computer up, they're supposed to be green and show everything. But now, most of the time the monitors show no reaction. So, I have to restart the computer several times before I get any response on the monitors. Now, since this happens on startup, I know it's not software.




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#2 11 years ago

Have you checked to make sure all the cables are secure?

You might have a bad cable, video card, etc...

How is the picture quality when the monitor finally works?


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Zach

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#3 11 years ago

Cables are all secure, and the video is just like always.




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#4 11 years ago

Card seated correctly too? Sounds like its not getting a video signal




Zach

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#5 11 years ago

Should be just fine. All I have to do is restart the computer several times for it to work.

But my new VGA cooler is weighing it down a little bit. Could that be a problem?




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#6 11 years ago

its possiblem the extra weight might be hard on the PCI-E or AGP slot


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Zach

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#7 11 years ago

And if that is the problem, how would I remedy it? I can't switch coolers, the old one is total crap.




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#8 11 years ago

Get some piece of plastic, and prop it up? It would have to reach from the bottom to the top, and not be too big. If it is too big, then it will push it the other way, and cause the problem all over again.

Akula971;3522460Sounds like its not getting a video signal

I'm sure the card is seated properly. Interestingly enough, I'm having the same problem. I have a used PNY 6800 AGP (I just paid $10.00 USD for it).

My first thought was power. Since it only happens on boot, and a cold boot at that, I figured that the card was not getting enough power. I only have a 350 watt power supply, and that came with the case.

Especially since the PSU has some funky, super thin 4-pin Molex connectors. If I tip the computer on its side, the power cables fall out of the drives. I have to use some old splitters to keep them in.