I was using a 17" Panasonic S70. Today I received a 19" Gateway EV910. (Both are CRT.)
I plugged up the Gateway. When turned on alone, a message stating "Your monitor works correctly." is displayed. I started the computer. The monitor didn't include a driver - said it was plug and play. Once I got to Windows, the screen was flashing in and out, staying up from half a second to 15 seconds at a time. I shut down.
I replaced my old monitor cable with the one included with the Gateway, thinking that might be the reason for the blinking. The new cable has the same ends as the old cable, but it is considerably thicker and has thicker cylinders near each end (similar to the one in this image). I thought that might help - it's the first thing that came to mind.
I got the new cable in place. The monitor continued to show the green power light and the message above. When I turned my computer on again, the screen went blank and the green power light turned to the red standby color.
Now neither monitor using either cable will turn the power light back to green, or display anything onscreen. I've checked the cable and power connections several times over.
Where do I go from here? How do I fix a problem when I can't see anything?
Thanks for you time.