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Monitor light is on but the screen is black!


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I moved my computer to a different spot in the room and when i plugged everything back in and i turn on the computer my monitor is still black, but the "on" light is still lit up. So i used my friends monitor which was working on his, and used it on my computer and his monitor was black as well. But when I tried plugging my monitor into his computer my monitor wouldnt turn on on his either.
So my monitor wont work on my computer or his, but his monitor will work on his but not mine.
He uses a vga cable and i use a dvi. but both our monitors have both plugs.

I also recently updated my video drivers.
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Hi Vaxryn :) sorry to hear you are having these issues.
I would suggest inspecting the monitor lead & input/output ports
for signs of damage or bent pins, if everything is ok there, if
you have an add on graphics card try removing it, blowing out the
slot & reseating the card securely + make sure all other internal
connections are secure, please make sure you disconnect the power
lead 1st & take anti static precautions by touching a part of the
case that has bare metal.
Good luck & let us know how it goes
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One pin is pushed down a little bit, that is all I can see.
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I dont know why that would be the problem though because my friends is working with a vga and when i plug my monitor into his vga it wont work on his computer either
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One pin is pushed down a little bit, that is all I can see.

Where is the pin pushed down? Did you use your monitor lead on his pc?
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Pushed down in the middle of the male that connects to the monitor. And yeah I did use it on his.
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Your monitor lead now looks like its the problem as it has
visible signs of damage & apart from your monitor it is the
one thing that has been involved in testing on the both PCs
& not worked.
Bent or pushed in pins can & do prevent the monitor from getting
a signal, hopefully this will be as simple as loaning another
monitor lead to try before buying a new one, have you found
anything that could have caused the damage?
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Just a thought you may be able to pull the pin back
out with a pair of pointed nose pliers/pincers.

Edited by phillpower2, 25 May 2010 - 01:48 AM.

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Post duplicated

Edited by phillpower2, 25 May 2010 - 01:45 AM.

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:) Post duplicated

Edited by phillpower2, 25 May 2010 - 01:50 AM.

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Alright thanks, I'll try that out and get back to you.
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Question though. If it is my dvi connector why didnt my monitor work when I used the vga cable on his computer?
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Perhaps the input on the back of your monitor is damaged or is it working ok now?
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No its still not working. So you are saying both the dvi and vga ports on my monitor may be damaged?
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Bump. Need some help.
I guess it could be my video cards. But all I did was turn my computer off and back on and it didnt work. But I guess that still doesnt explain why my monitor wont work on his computer. :\

Edited by Vaxryn, 26 May 2010 - 09:03 PM.

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