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My monitor just fried!


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What the title says. Doing what I normally do on the PC first thing in the morning -chatting- and suddenly, the picture disappeared and continues to make a clicking noise whenever turned on now. The rest of the computer seems fine. The clicking noise sounds like a cartoon squirrel...


Does this sound like the monitor is dead and I need to get a new one?
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Is this a LCD or a CRT display?
Is the power light yellow or green when this happens?

It could also be a video card or, if no external card, the video on the main board.
You could try plugging the monitor in to another computer to see if it will work. This will eliminate the computer as the problem.
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CRT. The light is orange, but it doesn't stay on long when the noise kicks in.

Don't have another computer to test it with though. tried it in other power board, but still no luck. Everything else seems to be functioning fine. I'm getting a replacement anyway that someone I know had lying around.

Still an annoyingly random issue though.
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Suspect the monitor. Orange indicates it has power. It should be green when it receives the signal from the video. Assuming the computer is sending the signal.
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Is the "noise" coming from the computer, or the monitor?
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Yeah, seems to be the monitor and yes that's where the noise is coming from.

I've now got an old monitor plugged in and that works just fine, so I suppose I was right. Now I'm in the market to find a nice new monitor. Possibly other than a CRT, as they're such cumbersome buggers these days. This old monitor works; if a bit yellow in colour, so I guess all is well. In a manner of speaking.
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