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    Computer / Monitor Help

    I was starting up the computer, business as usual. There was some error message and I ignored it. I logged on and saw that the screen had shrunk a bit. so I went to the control panel and attempted to expand the pixels, thinking maybe that 'Thanel changed the settings. I dragged the bar over a little and hit the apply tab. Then the monitor went black. I tried turning on and off but nothing happened. I took the monitor the local computer place and he hooked it up to a computer. the monitor was fine. Said that it could be the video card or the motherboard or a virus. Meanwhile, Rachel came over to use a computer to do online job applications. Lynn suggested bringing her brand new, bot even hooked up computer over to be a temporary fix. So I hooked up the new computer to our monitor and nothing happened. The power light on the monitor went from green to orange. I called the computer place and explained the situation. He said that the monitor wasn't receiving a signal. I asked if I could bring in both computer and monitor. He said a diagnostic would be $43. I tried having the monitor hooked up electrically but not connected to the computer and I got the same green-orange power indication. Somehow, the supposedly good minitor isn't receiving a signal from our existing computer, nor the brand new, unused computer. How could 2 computers be bad? And why would the monitor work with the computer place computer? From the library for now.....

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    maybe the cable is bad

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    I thought about that. The cable comes with the monitor. It's not like the power cord or the cable connector to the printer. I'm baffled as to why 2 computers can't get this monitor to work and why the monitor worked at the computer place.

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    Is there anyway you could try the computers on a second monitor?

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    Sound like you set your monitor to a resolution that the monitor doesnt support. I highly doubt there is any issue with your hardware.

    Check out this post here for some solutions.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50...ing-resolution
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I thought about that. The cable comes with the monitor. It's not like the power cord or the cable connector to the printer. I'm baffled as to why 2 computers can't get this monitor to work and why the monitor worked at the computer place.
    You can name it "Murphy's law" or "demonstration effect".

    That can be caused by a bad connector or a slack joint.

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    Both computers might be sent to a resolution that the monitor doesnt support...

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    I didn't have a second monitor available but my wife wants to by a new one for her and donate her existing one. My kid actually had the monitor working for awhile after I left, before it quit. But when I tried it this morning, it wouldn't. I hope that solves it and doesn't require a new video card or anything else.

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