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Monitor will not turn on


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morison68

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I was messing around with my computer one day, trying to get the sound to work, and the computer all the sudden froze up. I then turned the computer off, in hopes of being able to re-boot it. I then found that the computer montior would not turn on, the power light turns from green to oarnge right away, and the screen is blank. If I disconect the wire that goes from the monitor to the cpu, I get a prompt on the screen that says no signal. This is how I know the montior is still good. Please give me an idea here of what is going on. Could it possibly be the video card? :whistling:
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Hi. I'm thinking that maybe your video card simply came loose and needs to be pushed back in. I've seen it done before, so hopefully that's what this is. Unplug everything going to the computer, and lie it down on a table, preferably over a tile floor. Open your case, which is usually held in by clips or screws. After the case door is off, ground the static electricity from your body by putting your hands on the inner metal frame of the computer, being careful not to touch any components. Next, locate the video card. Push it in firmly, but not too hard. If it's not going in any more, don't force it. Just make sure it's pushed in nicely, and then close it back up, plug it in, and see what happens. Also, to save time, I could recommend that you just move your monitor to the same place as you'll be doing this, and only connect the essentials like the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and of course power. This way, you don't spend too much time just connecting extra things. Let us know how you do. :thumbsup:


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Thanks, that is exactly what the problem was. I actually had a hunch by reading other postings. I tryed doing what you had said, before reading your post. Thank you so much for the quick response.
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No problem. Come back and see us if you have any more questions :whistling:
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