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Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Q: Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no blinking on and off! I am very confused: Is this a monitor problem? Or a tower problem?

Any help MUCH appreciated! If I'm not giving enought to go on, I could search around and try to dig up more info? I can't do much in Safe Mode, though.

Thanks!
-Rum

A: Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.

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I need some help. I have acomputer monitor that is roughly 10 years old. THe monitor last night decided to suddenly turn off and the power button started blinking. I unplugged the power to the monitor and let it sit overnight. This morning I went and plugged the power back into the monitor and pressed the power button on it. When I pressed the power button the button started blinking again. I have never had a monitor die like this and I would like to know why it died and if it can be fixed. Some more info is that i had only been on the computer for less than 2 hours. I have not spilled anything on the computer, the vent is completely uncovered, and the computer is in good working conditions according to the mannual. I need to know asap please. The tower still works perfectly fine it is only the monitor.
 

A:Monitor is black and the power button on the monitor is blinking

If you could try the monitor on another PC, that would confirm the monitor is faulty. In any case if the monitor is bad and considering its age, it would be best to just replace it. It would not be worth fixing.
 

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My monitor will blink randomly, and usually come right back on, but sometimes it will be off for 10 secs or more.

Hardware:

umm... not sure about the motherboard, I'm not at home. But it has PCIe, DDR3, Socket 775
550W PSU (came with the case, not sure what exactly...)
Intel Q6600 Quad Core
Corsair 6GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX hooked up via HDMI to a 32" HDTV.

Now, the only thing that has changed is the mobo and ram. I haven't updated the BIOS on the mobo yet, but I suspect that may be the issue. I have the latest drivers and updates for vista.

Anyone had problems with a blinking screen before? I've been told it may be that the video card is overheating... that's not it, because this happens under no load at all.

I've also heard it could be the PSU, but I had no problems like this for 4 months before I replaced the MOBO and RAM.

I appreciate any help.

A:Problem with monitor blinking

To the top.... any ideas?

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Hello..
I have problem with my LG Flatron L246WH monitor..
This is actually problem CLICK
Capacitors seems to be ok..
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Any ideas??
 

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I know there have been posts on this subject before but none similar to mine.
Having recently purchased a Samsung 2693HM monitor and using DVI input, when the resolution is wound up to 1920 x 1200 every now and then the monitor screen will go blank for a second, timing is quite random. I know it is not the monitor or cable as have experienced the problem with another (two) monitors only not nearly so severly as they would not display the same resolution. I have now wound the resolution down and the problem has ceased. Interestingly it doesn't happen when using an analog connection but at high resolution that is terrible.

Although everything points to the graphics card is it possible that the 350W power supply may be a cause? The system is fairly well loaded.
The computer consists of MS-7246 (Intel 975X Platinum) MB
Saphire X1600 Pro 512Mb graphics card PCI-E
Two Serial HD
Several printers and 2 DVD drives and one USB DVD drive, two external USB HD

I think I shall have to get a new graphics card but some of the new ones seem extremely power hungry so a new power supply looks inevitable unless anyone can suggest a decent graphics card that is greener. I do not use the PC for games but do use CAD & graphics programmes that are probably fairly demanding.
There is of course the possibility that someone may know the cause of the problem and suggest a solution that doean't require any hardware mods. Although I have tried rolling back the drivers and got rid of the AT... Read more

A:Solved: Blinking monitor

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So I just recently bought a new Edge Z40 from Velocity Micro.

I have set it up as directed but my monitor, a working HP 2311xi does not detect a signal with tried and tested VGA DVI and HDMI cables.

I:
Unboxed it
Plugged it into an US-EU adapter (I'm in Europe)
Plugged that into a surge protector
Turned on the surge protector
turned rocker switch on the PSU on
Pressed the power button

LEDs light up, fans spin, the HDD vibrates, I put my Windows 8 disk in the optical drive and that spins, the MemOK! LED that signal a compatibility or installation problem with the RAM is NOT lit (no problems), the green LED next to the SATA 6Gb/s port is lit, and everything seems to be working fine.

Next I try plugging connecting my monitor, first with VGA, then DVI, then HDMI, but to no avail (I would try displayport but my monitor does not support it). The cables were secured at both ends, the monitor was on. It showed that it was scanning all 3 possible inputs, but reported "no signal" and went to sleep.

Since then, I tried pushing on all the connections to make sure the power supplies were connected properly, the connection from the video ports to the motherboard were firm, rearranged my two 4GB DDR3s, and tried using a step-down transformer with the 110V setting on the PSU rather than an adapter with the 230V setting.

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A:Solved: Monitor does not detect signal from new tower (Velocity Micro Edge Z40)

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Have you tried using the motherboard's video connections? Or just the graphics card's? Can you remove the card and try the ones on the m/b?
 

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I tried lowering the graphics to almost minimum, but the problem still exist, albeit much less frequent. I have no problem playing Team Fortress 2 at high settings though.

My specs:
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3328 MB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Display mode: 1440 x 990 (32 bit) (60 Hz)

Anyone knows why the problem exist? And how to solve it?
 

A:Solved: Monitor blinking while playing

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Allright i've got a really odd problem.
Months ago i made this thread:
BSOD...again

Now the problem has been solved and the computer worked fine...until now.
My old RAM broke so i changed with 2x512.
RAM worked fine 1 month but now if i shut down the computer or restart it the PC simply won't start. (no beep sound) The Monitor will act like the computer isn't on
If i let the PC off for 5 minutes it will magically start again only to reboot minutes later and then not booting again.
I don't think this is a RAM related problem as it worked fine and even with the old ram i got some problems (freezes,restarts) Oh and sometimes the computer will freeze forcing me to restart.

This problem occured today.Yesterday i got a random restart so i figured it was something wrong but i didn't payed much attention.

I guess the restarts are BSOD so i unchecked the automatic restart.

EDIT:Yep it is an BSOD...caused by driver sptd.sys (Daemon tools? I don't have it installed though...only Alcohol) as showed by BlueScreenView

Specs:
Motherboard:ECS P4M800-M7
2x512 RAM DDR
Ati Radeon 3450
Pentium 4 2.66Ghz

I really don't think this is a software problem...it doesn't mke any sense.Oh and the RAMS are tested with memtest.

A:[SOLVED] Computer won't boot.Monitor blinking

Hi NokiGP,

Please extract the dump file from C:\Windows\minidump\, RAR/ZIP it down and attach it to your next post. When you've done so I'll have a look through the information and see if I can find the fault.

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A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

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A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

Regards,
GEWB

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PC specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 1866 16GB
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
 

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Forgive me if this is a redundant topic but I surfed thru many pages to try and find a similar topic.Got a tower here that I am troubleshooting for my sister.tower would turn on, get to the tower flash screen, then shut back off. So I treplaced the power supply and unplugged the monitor cable from the onboard plug and I tried 2 different video cards, a PCI and an AGP style.all fans and such come on, no strange noises, and no confirmation beeps when it boots. I even yanked the HDD to gain access to it to save some data, but this tower still wont fire up the monitor. I have the orange light right now, and it never goes green.Any clues?Motherboard shot?Looks to be a Biostar MB in a CISNET tower..whatever that is!I can pick up a new MB if that's the problem, but wanted to bounce it off someone in here first.Thank You.

A:Monitor will not fire up from tower

Have you tried to "reset" the bios with the jumper on the motherboard?

It is possible that a BIOS setting is keeping the video from being enumerated at bootup.

Hope this helps,

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A:Tower Works but No Monitor

Hello and welome to TSG!

First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

I hope this helps!
 

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EDIT - I found out it isn't my monitor. Since I tried it with my laptop and it works. It's my PC. Now how do I fix that?

A:New monitor is not showing anything from my new tower.

Why are you using the VGA output? If this is a new PC and monitor they should both have DVI.

Or at least use (DVI to HDMI) or (HDMI to HDMI).

Check in BIOS for a preferred output device setting. Read the manual. Also check monitor for a source select button.

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The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says
SELF CHECK
CHECK YOUR PC
MONITOR IS WORKING

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Please help me.
 

A:monitor and tower troubles *again*

Hello and Welcome...
Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.
 

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A:tower cleaning / monitor issue

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Cheers

A:Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.

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the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage switcher....so i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated
 

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?
 

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A:tower stays on, monitor turns off

Are you asking about a desktop or laptop? We need the model/model number & the exact beep code sequence - long/short & pauses. As Dashing_star pointed out, beeps are usually related to RAM or graphics problems.The following is for Dell desktops. Scroll down to the chart for BIOS beep codes:http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...

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The buttons on the front don't wnat to work at all i have to use the one at the back and i have no clue what to do next.
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PC Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4690K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME (the 4G one thats red, but green)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI Z87 chipset
Power Supply:Corsair HX750 750Watt (not the hx 750i)
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3
 

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the computer remains on and humming normally throughout all of this. i have tried different hdmi cables also and no difference.

what info would you guys need?
 

A:PC monitor keeps going black but the tower still runs

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ok right now my monitor is roughly 10inches from my tower. i have heard that the magnets in the hard drives can mess up your monitor if placed too close. although i was never able to confirm this. should i move my tower? i figured 10 inches was plenty. there are no speakers even close to monitor. but i am considering buying a nice new monitor and i woud like to know before i place it where my old one was

it could just be my monitor it is old and cheap and is getting darker and darker and little lines are beginning to form.

any thoughts plz
 

A:Monitor too close to tower dangerous?

i wouldnt worry about your HDs messing up your monitor, unless you put a magnet on the screen your okay. definetly keep large powerfull speekers away from your Hard drives they are more sensitive.
 

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Bought the following brand new at Best Buy on 8/22/14, and trying to get setup:

Lenovo K450e desktop tower, keyboard, and mouse.
LG 22MP56HQ monitor
MS Office 2013 (key code)
Webroot internet security (disc)
After connecting everything according to the instruction of both the Lenovo and LG instructions, double & triple checking all parts accounted for and connected properly, here's what happened..

Lenovo tower boots up fine, disc drive in tower opens and closes properly, Lenovo keyboard and mouse both detected. Great so far except...

LG monitor does not turn on at all. In the back of the monitor, two things are connected:
blue HDMI connector with pins on both sides is connected to HDMI connection in back of tower.
AC DC adapter plugged into electrical outlet and other end directly into monitor.

Everything works when power booted up except monitor shows no life - no light indicator, and black screen. Monitor just doesn't turn on at all.

There are driver discs for both lenovo win 8.1 and the LG monitor, and like I said, I can insert them into the tower and close, but nothing happens on the monitor display. Best Buy said it should be no issue using the LG monitor with the Lenovo PC tower. They will charge me $100 to come out to my home, even though I bought two year Geek Squad plan, They also said I would still get charged even if they were unable to get me setup.

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A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.
 

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Hi there, Matt lost monitor signal while tower is still on. IP address of the tower can't be detected. Checked windows logs says Kernel power 41 error. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Matt Lost monitor signal while tower is still on

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nscm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nscm.sys
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, 0, fffff88004059738, fffff88004058f90}

Probably caused by : nscm.sys ( nscm+37f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Looks like an issue with Novell. You will need to contact them to resolve the issue.

See:
Support | Random blue screen caused by NSCM.SYS

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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Blank monitor when pc tower is powered on,I tried another or different hard drive and still no picture. Hhelp

A:My monitor shows no picture when tower is powered on

Did anything happen to it or did you make any changes to it between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?Do you hear any beeps when you attempt to start it up?Often that symptom is due to a bad PSU or motherboard (not that that narrows it down much).

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running Vista Home Premium
this is an eMachines T5086
The desktop computer is less than 2 years old.
We just moved. Now when I turn on the computer, it will make its whirling sounds then it will beep 3 times..like error beeps. The monitor will display "no signal". So I tried another monitor...same message. What could be wrong with it all of a sudden? This is the kids computer and they are sad

A:turn tower on..beeps 3 times..no image on monitor

To me it could be one of three things if you are comfertable going inside the computer try reseating the ram or if there are two sticks take one out and see if it will boot up if not put it back and take out the other stick and try to boot up if it will boot up with just one stick then the other stick is bad. to test the power supply see if your cd or dvd drive will open are there any lights showing? If its none of the above its your motherboard most probably a capicitators blown or something see if you can spot any dark marks like burn marks on the motherboard. Well I hope its the ram.

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I have windows vista professional and when booting up my P4 system my monitor goes right to the desktop quick but blinks for about twenty minutes before it stops blinking. I can restart it at that point and it will not blink when the desktop is displayed. if I let my system go in sleep mode for awhile and move the mouse to display the desktop again it blinks for about twenty minutes before it stops again. long as I'm using it this doesn't happen. Can you tell me what the problem might be?

Thanks in advance for the support help,
expressmypc
 

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To see what hardware you have in that PC please run this on it and post the resulting text into your next reply :- http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Any chance you could connect a different Monitor, just to see if the fault still happens or not ?
 

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I don't know the brand of my computer... I don't think it even has one. It was built for me by my husband Who is in another country for about four months (so it is now up to his uneducated wife to fix any computer problems that may occur)

My problem started when I tried to hook my scanner up to my computer. (my scanner was not USB) Anyway after I got it hooked up and I turned my computer back on the monitor just blinked at me. Absolutely nothing else happened. No power in the tower. Nothing. So I unhooked my scanner and started it back up... and it still did the same thing.

I have checked all my cable connections and even reinstalled the card to my monitor. And I am now all out of ideas. So if I can't figure this out then I will either have to hire someone to come down and look at it (which I cannot possibly afford) or wait four months for my husband to come home.

I am very open to suggestions. Please someone help me.
 

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Ive been having a problem with my monitor blinking / flashing a black screen every 5 min. It always happens when i change screens for example: load a full screen game, refresh the screen, etc... Everytime i start up my CPU the screen blinks. Then i have to turn off the monitor, wait like 10-15 seconds, then turn it back on for it to work. When it does come back on, the graphics are all messed up. Could this be my monitor? Or does it have something to do with my graphic card? Any help would be appreciated. If possible a solution =) Thanks
 

A:Monitor Blinking

Screen flicker is normal when you change screen resolutions or settings (which more than likely happens when you play a full screen game). However the "messed up" graphics are not normal.

To test this we will isolate the variables. Here your variables are the graphics card and the monitor. You can: 1) attach the monitor to a known working computer. If the screen still acts funny, you know the monitor is at fault. If not, then it is probably your CPU's graphics card. Or you can 2) attach a known working monitor to the problematic CPU. If that screen acts funny, then you know it is your graphics card at fault, or at the very least not the original monitor. If that secondary monitor does not show any symptoms, then your original monitor is probably causing your problems.

Good luck!
 

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I have an LG CRT monitor 2 years old. Since the past 15 days, my monitor has developed a problem. The monitor begins to blink continuously on and off each time switch on the PC. The rate of blinking dies down gradually , and finally the monitor shows the display. It is taking nearly 10 minutes for the monitor to stop blinking and show the display.

And, the monitor behaves properly if I do a system restart immediately. But, the computer again blinks continuously if I switch it on after a gap of 2-3 hours.

Please help me out to get out of this trouble. Is there any damage to components inside the CRT? or is it just the power cord trouble?
 

A:Blinking Monitor

Yup, it sounds like the high voltage rectifier and it's not worth fixing. Time to go LCD.

Courtney
 

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I have a HP w2408h monitor that has had blinking on and off problems ever since I began using it with my Surfact Pro 3.  I ran across some 2114 posts on this forum where I found the following solution . . . Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the monitor and the wallStep 2. Hold the power button down for at least one minuteStep 3. Plug the power cord back into the monitor and then into the wall outlet (not a power bar or surge protector)Step 4. Press the Menu button on the monitorStep 5. Navigate to the Factory Reset option and select it I followed those steps and , so far, my monitor no longer blinks (but its had periods like this before so time will tell) My question is about step three.  Why can't I use a power bar or surge protector?  Why does it have to be plugged directly into the wall?  

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Iím working on a friends Dell XPS 410.
Iíve installed a new HDD and performed a fresh install of the OEM Vista.
During bootup, or when the computer is trying to do something .. Like recognize a connected external ..
The monitor flashes off several times, for about a second .. The on duration is variable.
Iím using one of my monitors .. Not his, So this eliminates a monitor problem.

This is one of the same problems as was in his old HDD and System.

Any ideas what may be causing the monitor flashing ??
 

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I have a viewsonic monitor that when i plug it in and turn it on, keeps blinking on and off. The way i used to be able to fix it was turning it of and back on manually until it came on, but now it does it automatically and never turns on. It seems like there is a bad capacitor because it turns on, and you can see the screen for like half a second, then the backlight turns off, then the whole screen turns off and this repeats. So i took it apart and noticed that on the power supply board several capacitors were bulging at the top, so i ordered replacements from mouser and soldered them in. Unfortunately it still blinks. I think if i found the same model monitor that had a cracked screen but working electronics, i could swap them out because the screen seems to still be fine. any ideas on other things i could try?
 

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Hope someone can assist w/ this.
I accidentally right clicked w/ mouse and hit
a different resolution button. Now my monitor is blinking so fast I can't even click on anything.
I can't stop it to view it either. This is on my desktop which is windows xp.
Any solutions? thanx.
(p.s., I called my normal tech place and their only advice was to bring it into the shop.)
** I did unplug and re-booted several times but w/ the same result.

A:Blinking monitor

Try booting up in Safe Mode and choosing a resolution. Note: your usual resolution might not be listed in there, but right we're going to focus on getting rid of the blinking.

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I have a Princeton LCD monitor, model VL1918, that's about 3 1/2 years old. It has started blinking at me even when it's not connected to the computer. In such condition there's a window that appears saying " NO SIGNAL". which flashes for a count of two, then disappears for a count of nine, then on again for two and off for nine.

Is this curable and at what cost?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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i recently installed a brand new system in my car that consists of a Micro ATX Mobo - AMD Athlon2 - 8 gb DDR2 1066 - dc-dc power supply -windows 7 and a computer monitor. the computer runs perfectly but the monitor i am using will go black for a second or two at random intervals. the dc-dc power supply has a 20 pin and a 4 pin for the mobo, power sata for the hard drive and another flat 4 pin that i am not using. since the lcd i am using needs 12 volts i connected it to the 12v and ground from that flat 4 pin off the ps. this setup was fine when i set it up on a normal psu from my other computer.. is it possible that the dc-dc psu cant handle the load from the lcd? also i did set this up temporarily in my car to see if it would work and it did. although at that time it was not in its native resolution. the native resolution of my monitor is 640x480 at 60hz. windows 7 for some reason will only allow me 59hz no matter how i try to change it. does anyone have some idea as to what the blinking is caused by?
 

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Brief description:

Upon log-in, my monitor begins to blink irregularly. After several minutes of occasional blinking, the screen will simply go black. Strangely, this blink-to-end-all blinks leaves the monitor in *sleep* mode - I can tell because its power-button light is now orange.

What I've done: Switched the monitor, to ensure that this isn't a monitor problem (it isn't - it happened with both monitors). No new software has been downloaded recently. Do I *need* to call geeksquad or something, or is there a way to determine what is causing this? I'm guessing video card but I know so little about hardware that I've got no reason to support that.

Any suggestions on further diagnosing the issue, let me know. I'm a bit busy at the moment, but in an hour or so I will try playing audio to determine if it will continue after the screen goes off / into sleep mode.

Thanks for the help!
 

A:Monitor Blinking

If the display is ok until you get into Windows it could be a Video driver problem, boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 after the Post text screen and when the safe mode menu appears press Enter) and see if it still flickers then.
 

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Hi!
Yesterday I replaced the old case of mine with a new one . I have put everything back to its place , turned on the PC and on brown colour I can see that the monitor is blinking , making annoying waves .
In the old case I never had issue like this . Tried 70/72/75 Hz with smaller resolution but the upshot was the same , the monitor was blinking .The monitor is Benq G2222HDL and the VGA is Gigabyte 5770

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Ok , I have noticed that when the VGA isnt under stress everything is fine .Tomorrow I will clean the VGA and will post if the issue is still persist.

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I am currently on a Dell dimension 2400 PC, with windows XP home edition service pack 2 that my mom got in 2003, but the monitor has started blinkling, what happens is the screen will suddenly go black & then start blinking, with a faint light in the bottom corner, I can see the screen contents between blinks. This occurs when; I have been away from the computer a while, upon start up & sometimes when I am in the middle of something. so far what I have done is jiggle/wiggle the cord that plugs into the back of the monitor, & it usually brings the monitor back but it it is taking more jiggling the cord than ever to get the screen back. The computer seems to be ok, watched the diagnostic lights at the back of the computer upon start up, all green no red. but the monitor is very irritating. Is it the cord? before I started up today, I tried unplugging the cord that plugs into the monitor & then re plugged it back in, then started up the computer, all was well for a while, there was no blinking at start up, but then after I was away from the computer for about 10 minutes, moved the mouse & it started blinking again. The monitor is a 15 inch LCD, should I get a new cord for it? will I be able to find a new cord for this monitor? it came with the PC in 2003. Do I need to get a new monitor? is the computer dying? I need some quick help as it is hard to do my work with the monitor, want to solve the problem as I cant keep wiggling the cord that plugs into the back... Read more

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my laptop screen starts to blink suddenly,, it was working fine since yesterday but now , its blinking every 3 sec ,,how can i stop this?

A:blinking monitor

If your laptop is still under warranty I suggest contacting the manufacturers, as it could be a hardware issue. If it isn't, try updating the graphics drivers first.

Regards,
Reventon

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I just bought an hp pavilion desktop 510-p020. I hooked it up to my hp w1907 monitor which is about 7-8 years old. Everything was working fine until I left the system idle. When I returned to the computer the monitor was dark. I hit one of the keys to awaken the computer. Instead the monitor just kept blinking on and off. I tried restarting the computer with the same result. The system itself is starting up so I don't think the modem is the problem. When I click the power button on the display, it turns on for a second then turns off. In the meantime the system startup is progressing. I have tried changing the power cord, checking all the connections, and plugging the display directly into the wall, all with the same result. Anyone have a clue as to what's going on?

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Hey

Okay I have a problem. For sometime, whenever I started my computer, my screen would blink for a while but would eventually become stable and everything would be fine. But now, while I was using the computer, it suddenly went off. Now when I turn on the monitor it keeps blinking that is it comes on for a second and then goes off and then comes and so. It's impossible to use the computer this way. What should I do?

Thanks!

A:Monitor Blinking

Short answer is try another monitor. It does sound like a monitor issue. Let us know if that's it or not, and we'll go from there if needed.

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Hi everyone

I'm new here and have read over some of the posts and stickies but have not found my issue.

I have a Dell 4550, Pentium (R)4 CPU, 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM (extra added by me). I have never gotten any kind of warning or message that my tower fan was not working properly.

For the last couple of weeks, I have noticed my computer monitor brightening (a lot) and then darkening (screen is still readable), and then going back to normal. This will happen anywhere from 2 to 6 times in a two hour period.

I have been turning off the computer when not in use, giving it a chance to cool down, which I now realize was the worst thing to do.

Today, when I went to fire it up for about the third time, during the start-up, Windows shut down "to protect itself" and gave me a blue screen message to turn off the computer and restart. I did, and have not had that issue again today.

I have placed a large fan behind the tower and the problem seems to have stopped for now, which leads me to believe the problem is caused by overheating. The tower casing was cleaned inside around 3 months ago, but was very dusty. My questions:

Does this sound like a tower fan problem and how do I check that it is working properly?

Are there capacitors or something else I should be checking for heat damage and replacing?

I know I really just need a new computer, but that won't be happening for a while, so any help you could give me to keep this one sputtering alo... Read more

A:Dell 4550 monitor brightens/darkens - tower overheating?

Hi Jeri, welcome to TS. I'm not sure specifically about the 4550, but I know most Dells will post a warning on boot if the fan isn't working properly. If you haven't seen the message, it's probably not the fan.

If you're up to it (which it sounds like you are if you upgraded the ram yourself), open it up and look if the fan is spinning while the computer's running and also while you're in there dust out the computer, especially the cpu cooler and video card heatsink. While cleaning it out, look at the capacitors on the motherboard and/or video card to make sure they aren't leaking or bulging. A cap should be flat on top, it should not be "pointy" or rounded on top or leaking from the top or bottom. I've seen bad caps on a 4550 before, close to the cpu socket (between the rear ports and cpu), so make sure to look to be sure. You may have to remove the green "air duct" to be able to see the caps on the board.

Also, are you sure the problem is with the computer and not the monitor? It almost sounds like you might be having a problem with the backlighting on the monitor (assuming it's an lcd). Any chance of testing the monitor on another computer to be sure?

I suppose there's always the possibility of a a failing power supply as well. Sometimes when a power supply is flaky (power fluctuations, noise, etc) it can cause weird issues like BSODs among other things. It's possible that y... Read more

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hey... My computer switches on when i press the power button but no power is going to to the key board or mouse and there is no picture on the monitor........ this all started when i changed one of the settings on the F2(bios setting) and it switched off...... when i switch off the computer all fans are working all lights are working just no picture and power to mouse and key board. how do i undo what i have done. please help
 

A:computer tower ons.....no port workin .no picture on the monitor and key board not wo

Can you see the POST screen to enter back into the BIOS? You may need to go back in with the manual for the PC and make sure everything is properly set. If you used F2 to enter the BIOS, it should work, but you will need to make sure the display setting is supported. If you disable on board video, you will need to get a stand a lone video card to make the change.
 

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a.) the monitor's light is just blinking.
b.) no beep sound.
c.) when I try to disconnect the cable from the cpu, the monitor do display a disconnected image. But when I connect it again, there's no display again and the light just blinking
d.) all fans are running.
e.) its a CRT monitor


Your response will be highly appreciated, tnx!

A:HELP: Monitor just blinking and no display

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

what happens when you try safe mode

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Hi,I have a 6 yr old HP w15e LCD monitor, it's pretty old. But recently it's showing some weird things. Whenever I turn on the power supply to the monitor with or without the video input from CPU, the monitor screen keeps blinking on and off ( I think there is two seconds delay in between on and off).I tried different power cables , but still monitor blinking. So help me to folder this thing.Thank you.











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A:LCD monitor screen blinking on and off

Hello @shan678, I understand that your HP w15e LCD Monitor keeps blinking off and off and you are seeking assistance in getting it fixed. I am providing you with some steps you can try below:Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the monitor and the wallStep 2. Hold the power button down for at least one minuteStep 3. Plug the power cord back into the monitor and then into the wall outlet (not a power bar or surge protector)Step 4. Press the Menu button on the monitorStep 5. Navigate to the Factory Reset option and select itIf the above steps did not resolve your issue you can try the monitor on a computer or other device to see if the issue persists. If it does I think it would be best if you contact HP Technical Support for repair options.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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This 2-3 year old Princeton external monitor worked fine on my old Dell laptop. Since connecting to my new MacBook Pro (OS 10 Leopard)...sometimes it is fine for several hours, but if I leave and come back and "wake it up", it might be fine or it might be blinking off and on at a steady interval. Sometimes it works to unplug everything and replug it and tell it so 'Detect Displays' in System Preferences (again!), but sometimes it just keeps on blinking off and on - very annoying!

Any help is much appreciated.
MacNewbie
 

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I downloaded several add ons presumably to improve my internet browsing. But then, my laptop slowed down. Then lately, a flashing notice appeared that another program is attempting to replace myspace as home page browser or something like that. Since then, my monitor kept blinking every few seconds.

A:Laptop Monitor Blinking

sounds like you may be infected

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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hello guys,

I bought a new PC two days ago along with Gforce 9600 GSO 384 mb DDR3 and I am running windows Vista. My problem is that when vista ask for permission to open any program my monitor blinks for a nano second( monitor turns black) otherwise the system is performing good. Is it the problem with the old CRT monitor or some kind of driver problem. My system configuration is written below.

Intel dual core 2.5 Ghrz
DG35Ec Intel mother board
Gforce 9600 GSO 384mD ddr3
windows Vista Home premium Sp1

thanks and waiting for your help.

A:Monitor blinking issue

Hi harmonSmith and welcome to Vista Forums

This is normal for some systems, depending on the hardware and drivers. When the display comes back on, is it dimmed with the UAC dialogue box present? If so, then this is known as the Secure Desktop. This is not the desktop itself, rather it is an image of the desktop which contains no clickable content, save for the UAC dialogue box.

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I'm new and not real computer savvy so bare with me my monitor went black but my light is blinking green constantly whether I unplug it and plug it back in still the same result I took another monitor with same power cord and same PC and plugged it all in and it works fine so I don't know what to do next help please accer 19" 2002 model 1706 A
 

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Hello. So yesterday, I was playing a game, and my monitor went black, even though, power supply was good and power button was on. Restarted my pc, repluged power supply/cables, but it was still blacking out.
So I plugged in another monitor, and it started blinking in random periods of time (power button is still on always), it went black completely few times, but I just turned off and on again, but now, it blackouts for couple of minutes every few minutes...

So where's the problem? My computer is new, bought it not even a month ago, and it was all fine...
 

A:LCD monitor's blinking/blacking out

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I have been looking into this for days reading various forums online.

I have been using my laptop which is connected to an external monitor for months with no problems, then one day the external screen started blinking on and off occasionally (only for a second). If i use the laptop screen everything works fine, but when i try to use an external monitor the blinking problem happens, (i have tried 2 separate monitors). It seems to blink at random times, like everytime i change songs on my zune program, or if i skip through videos streaming from the internet.

I am running windows vista home premium 64 bit, on an hp pavilion dv 2700 notebook with a geforce 7150m / nforce 630m.

any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:blinking external monitor

Model of monitor? Could something completely unrelated to your laptop...
 

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My computer:
HP Pavilion
Processor            AMD A8-5600K
Memory              8 GB
System Type      64 bit
Use both IE 10 and Firefox 24
My Problem:
My computer is blinking!  It blinks about every three minutes.  The whole monitor blinks.
Each time it blinks the cursor turn from a pointer to a busy for about one second.
If a pull down list is open, it will close on a blink
If I am filling in an answer  pull down the pull down will close and clear on a blink.
Certain games such as Peggle Delux miniaturize to the tool tray each time it blinks.
If I am writing in Word all letters typed during the blink disappear but not the ones  typed before and after the blink
Not every time but about every 10 blinks, Firefox errors out and closes
 
I have Norton Antivirus running.  Also use Speed Up My PC and CCleaner on a daily basis.
I have tried a different monitor and the blink still happens.  

A:Computer monitor blinking

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.First, if you could do the following this would help us to better serve you.Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.====================Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):Now, at the top, click File > Publish SnapshotYou will see the following prompt:Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard====================Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.Congrats! You have just posted your specs! Thank you and I'll be waiting for your next reply.Bruce.

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I'm working as a student assistant at my university. The computer that I use at the desk there is a Dell GX 280. When I start the computer, the monitor works fine until I reach the login screen with the "Press Ctrl+Alt+Dlt" box, at which point the monitor goes black for a second, then returns, then goes black and so on. The monitor power button remains green throughout the hissy fit. This can last anywhere between five and ten minutes, regardless of if I log on or not.

Considering that the computer belongs to the university, I can't take it apart and look around inside. Despite this, if the problem most likely involves hardware, I can notify someone to (hopefully) replace it. What do you all think?
 

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Hello all, my current irritation is "blinking".We get freeze,blink,reopen, with partly messed up page, quite often, especially doing emails and adaware scans, but also apparently randomly. We have up to date Norton anti virus, Ad-aware,Spybot and Spyware blaster. Could this be some well hidden spy prog taking "snapshots",or am I being paranoid? I also installed the latest Nvidia driver for the monitor but it made no difference either way. This is a system that did have lots of junk on it (teenagers!!)-but Im trying to take good care of it in the last few months. Another idea is maybe the monitor is on its last legs? (about 21 months old, lots of use)--any ideas? love and peace.
 

A:Blinking XP monitor-Spy snapshots?

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I cant get my pc to boot to the bios, all I get is a blank monitor everything powers up except the screen display, so I tried putting in a pci video adapter and stilll the same result this board has a on-board vga slot, I disconnected everything and still the same result and suggestion..
 

A:A hardware issue blinking monitor...

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I have two computers, win xp on one 2400 box and win 2000 on the other 600 box, both are patched together boxes with 15 inch monitors. I inherited a 17 inch monitor that requires a double male vga cord (not hardwired?) It will bootup and remain on for about a minute then the monitor will go black and the off on light will blink and make sort of a clicking noise about once per second continuously. I tried a new vga cord no change? What is the problem could it be compatibility or just an internal fuse of somesort? Works the same way on both boxes, go figure?
 

A:Monitor light blinking- no picture

Possibly your video card? If you have a video card in that computer try swapping it out with your other system and test it in there, and vice versa (if you have a card in your other computer put it in the one that isn't working and see if it works). If you get the same error when you insert that card into the other computer then that would be a good hint. Or if you have onboard video, well......try putting in a card from another computer and see what happens.
 

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monitor screen on laptop black has a - but does not blink. How to fix check etc?

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External monitor shows an odd behavior:
When no apps are present, it works perfectly fineOpera, VLC and some others seem to run fineHowever, screen blacks out sometimes, as if it was changing resolution. This happens on certain occasions, for example when I press CTRL (!) in Powerpoint (if PP runs on that screen), or stochastically (keeps on doing this in Visual Studio)

I am running Windows 8.1 on MacBook pro 13" (2010 mid, 320m graphics). I have an external Asus VW202 monitor attached via 3rd party mini DP to VGA adapter. Main screen works fine. Graphics drivers are updated. No issues occurred on Mac OS X. It also seems that only max resolution (1680x1050) is affected. Any others do not cause trouble.

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I'm helping a friend fix their computer monitor and I'm a little stumped!

They've got a Samsung SyncMaster 930B monitor with constantly blinking green light and no images displaying, just a black screen. Pushing the power button on the monitor does nothing, not even turn it off. Unplugging and replugging it also does nothing to the blinking light. The screen will not turn on, not even during reboot. The hard drive fan seems to be running and computer seems to be processing during reboot. I even tried hooking the monitor up to a laptop to see if it would work, with no results.

The computer itself is a three year old HP Pavillion a1340n with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. It has Norton Antivirus. Unfortunately, I cannot get in to see if there is anything else wrong with it without lugging another monitor over from somewhere else and trying to hook it up.
 

A:Help! Blinking Green Light on Monitor

If, as you indicate, you've tried it on a known working system and it still doesn't work then the most likely culprit is the monitor itself. If you can find a reasonably priced repairer then get them to fix it. It usually works out a lot cheaper, tho', to buy a new one.
 

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The light on my samsung 793MB monitor keeps blinking and nother apears on the screen. I tried using a different monitor with this computer and it still dosnt work. I also tried a different video card and still light keeps blinking and nothing appears on the screen. I suspect it is ethier the cpu or the motherboard but I have no way of know unless i go to compusa/bestbuy ect, and pay them $100.
The computer was custom built by me last year and just stopped working. There were no recent hardware or software changes. Please help ive been trying to figure it out for over 2 months and almost forgot all the fans and lights and hard drive and drives are running.

Specs:
Intel 3.4ghz
Samsung 793MB(17 inch)
Ati 700X graphics
D925XCV (motherboard)
Lite on Cd/Dvd write/rewrite
Enermax 470 watts power supply
2 gb of ram
80gb western digital hard drive(caviar edition)
and that all thats important
 

A:Green Light On Monitor Keeps Blinking

if you are getting no output onto monitors there are only two troubleshooting sources left:

1. you have a bad/loose cable

2. your video card is messed up.


Since you have isolated the monitor as not being a problem, the error is either in your cable or video card.

swap out with another video card to see if that is the problem
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop P105-S6187 Windows Vista Home Premium.
My brother has the exact same one, and when he goes to log into any site using a password, He gets this 1/4 inch strip ( red, blinking) around the outside edge of the screen.
Now, Here is the story.... While His ex wife and her TEEN age kids were living with him, They had some program put on the Laptop, and his home computer, that records every keystroke. (Trying to monitor the kids.) Well things got bad and She and the kids have moved back east.
He had caught her snooping through emails, bank accounts.... Well you get the idea.
I have looked every where I can think of to figure out what might be causing this flashing red ring, to no success. I have never noticed it happening on my Lap top.
He is afraid that Someone??? Has gotten into his computer and is monitoring his stuff.
Could this be some kind of system warning?
Warning not to use his passwords?
Any help would be appreciated.

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I saw this ad on craigslist for a free monitor.

The following description follows:

Quote:
The model is a Dell UltraSharp 1702FP. I don't know exactly what's wrong with it; about two weeks ago in the middle of use, the screen suddenly went black and the LEDs started flashing in a pattern.
any ideas?
 

A:monitor went black with blinking LEDs

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my 12 year old son discovered the wonderful world of "internet ladies" and so I ran a clean up scan to get rid of anything he may have done. Now, my monitor is blinking like crazy and I don't know what or how it happened. 5 hours ago, everything was fine, now it's blink city!Any help would be appreciated!!!! Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:40:14 PM, on 1/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\bak\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.knology.net/index.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
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A:Spyware problems, monitor blinking now

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I have the above system conected via a One link + using the display port.the external monitor frequently blinks on and offusing DP to DVI, but it also happens with VGAHave updated all the drivers.suggestions?












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A:Yoga 260 Windows 10 blinking external monitor

Hi dougdykman
 
Can you please specify your full Thinkpad model number and the model of OneLink dock that you are using.
Some Thinkpad and some OneLink dock models has some firmware (BIOS) update to improve compatibility.
 
Regards

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From last few days my PC has developed a display problem. (which I believe it to be related to win xp rather than monitor)On switching on start button the monitor remains blank only. The power on indicator turns green and continuously blinking @ 3 secs. As usually I do when any problem encountered with my pc, searched for a solution in the net and found a discussion at one place one with similar symptom. It says to switch off the mains and keep the PC start button depress for few secs and then to go for normal start. I find that It works ok, but the problem is not solved for ever. Next time when I go for normal start same problem appears.

If any body has a better solution pl suggest. my PC is HP with LCD monitor, graphics on board. OS is XP Sp3.

A:Monitor blank, power led blinking green

So on a cold start up - if you just press the start button - monitor won't display anything. But, if you hold in the start button, you are able to get a display?

I just want to make sure I am understanding correctly.

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We have new Optiplex 7040. This model has two displayports and one HDMI. VGA Monitors are connected to one of the displayports and to the HDMI using the approved adaptors.
After two months of use the monitor attached to the HDMI began to blank every so often for a few seconds then come back on again. Whatever the user is doing it blanks and appears, sometimes every ten seconds or so.
I've eliminated the monitors by swapping them, so the source is the HDMI connector or the HDMI to VGA adapter. I've put the latest Graphics drivers in place. The system has shown no more problems with the monitors connected to the two displayport adapters.
So I have two questions:1. Are there any known issues that could cause theses symptoms on the 7040?2. Are these the symptoms of HDMI to VGA adapter failure?

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I used a compressor to blow my computer out, removed the CPU to blow out the the Heatsinks etc.. poped it back in place and now it doesnt work. Powers on fully but the monitor power light just blinks, i also get no mobo beeps. I checked to see if i had a bent pin on the CPU which i did i bent it back in place with a razor put it back in place correctly. same problem.. any ideas?
 

A:Powers on, no beeping blinking monitor light.

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my monitor works just fine in 1280x1024 resolution without nvidia drivers yet installed, but rapidly blinks after installing latest drivers. even at low res like 1024x768.
and then i set it to 1440x900 it stops blinking but the height is so small while width is just fine it looks like res for a wide screen,.
my question is how to set the resolution to just 1280x1024 without this annoying blinking of monitor, i am used to this reso since i am using xp.
nvidia geforce 7300 SE/7200 GS
Generic non-PnP monitor

A:blinking monitor after installing nvidia driver

Hi r3n311,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Assuming you are using the correct drivers for the card and your version of Windows, I'm extremely tempted to suggest if the old NVidia drivers worked fine, just revert to them: Restore a driver to its previous version even if it is generally recommended to use the most updated drivers available.

Why are you updating the drivers? Because you do so periodically and noticed new ones were available or because you were having some other problem (if so, what)? Where did you get the new drivers - directly from the NVidea website or elsewhere (if so, where exactly - the website URL if you have it)? If you got them from Microsoft Update, then definitely revert to the prior version.

If you insist on using the new drivers and they are appropriate and obtained from a reputable source (the NVidea site or the computer manufacturer website are the only two you should consider), then download them again to make sure you didn't get a corrupted file and install them again (and triple-check to make sure they are appropriate for the card and your version of Windows). Then go to Start / Control Panel / Device Manager and verify that the drivers are properly installed with no errors and show they are working properly.

Try to play with the settings in Control Panel / Personalization - changing themes, color/appearance settings, DPI settings, resolutions and anything else that can be configured to see if that helps. If not, check with the computer manu... Read more

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Hi:

This evening I decided to reboot my personal computer, which uses Vista. Up until this point it had worked fine, including earlier today. Every time I attempt to reboot it, it starts by bringing up its normal white screen about being a gigabyte motherboard. It then never shows any of the data involved with the reboot - instead, it goes straight to a completely black screen, and stays on it indefinitely. There is a blinking green light on the monitor. As the light blinks, there is a faint "clicking" or "flickering" sound.

I have attempted multiple computer restarts, adjusting the monitor cords. None of it has had any effect. There is no error message, at least not that I've had the ability to see. As I cannot see anything happening on the screen, I do not know if this is purely a graphics problem or if there is also a problem with the computer.

Thanks in advance for any advice...
 

A:On reboot, black monitor & blinking light

Is it posting first of all?
Have you re seated your graphics card?
What are your system specs?
 

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so I just did an OS format on my Aspire 4930..
I formatted Vista to XP because of obvious reasons.

but, after I installed all my drivers proper,
everytime at startup, my monitor would blink once to black,
but only about one second, even less..

it would not blink again for the rest of the session though.
but, when I uninstalled the VGA Intel driver to see if it had any effect,
the monitor didn't blink. it seems that the driver is the problem, yeah?

but I tried installing two versions and they're just the same.
what I want to ask is:

1) will it have any long-term effect?
2) is the monitor adjusting to anything; refresh rate, etc?
3) can I repair this?

thanks very much in advance..
 

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I'm not sure if this is a new problem or not as side of monitor was not visible before - I just moved the pc to a new location so now I can see it. Anyway, it is a blinking light that sits right above the on/off button. I am not sure what the icon that accompanies the blinking light. it  is in the same location. The icon looks like a "can" - maybe it is something related to disk drive.Thanks for any thoughts.

A:Blinking light on side of monitor - Inspiron One.

ritkit03,The blinking light that looks like a "can"is the hardrive activity light.A hard drive activity light is a small LED light that illuminates whenever the hard drive or other built-in storage is being read from or written to.Knowing when your computer's hard drive is being accessed is helpful so you can avoid pulling the battery or unplugging the computer while the operating system is still accessing files on the drive, a mistake that can cause corruption of important files.A hard drive activity light is sometimes referred to as an HDD LED, a hard drive light,or a hard drive activity indicator.

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JUST BOUGHT A NEW SYSTEM. WITH ALL NEW PRODUCTS. INSTALLED 2.8 INTEL PROCESSOR, AMPTRON M266A MOTHERBOARD, 512 RAM, 120GB NEW HARD DRIVE, NOT OPERATIONAL YET. HAVE TRIED ALL SUGGESTIONS ON THIS SITE, NOTHING WORKS. SYSTEM STARTS UP FINE, I SEE A GREEN LIGHT ON MONITOR FOR 3 SECONDS, THEN SEE POWER SAVE FLASH ON MONITOR SCREEN, THEN A CLICK FROM THE MONITOR/MOTHERBOARD, I GUESS AND THE MONITOR STARTS BLINKING GREEN, NO BEEP OR ERROR MESSAGES, CODES NOTHING. I HAVE CHECKED OUT EVERYTHING FROM THE FRONT PANEL SETUP, CLEARING THE CMOS, UNPLUGGING FROM ONE MONITOR TO ANOTHER. THIS EVERYTHING IS RUNNING, AND SOUNDS IN PERFECT ORDER, JUST NO SCREEN, THIS MOTHERBOARD HAS ONBOARD VIDEO, I HAVE A VIDEO CARD, BUT ADDING A VIDEO CARD DOES NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ANYONE GOT ANY CLUES TO WHAT THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE. THANKS. MY EMAIL IS [email protected] AND ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS!
 

A:Help!!!! All I Get Is A (stupid) Green Blinking Monitor Light

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Hi All
My DELL XPS 2720 has started to blink, every 5 mins or so, my monitor just switches its self of for 3 seconds or so at a time, this is really annoying.  Any advice?

Regards
Andrew

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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A:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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prodesplay p221when I puss in manue baton then OSDLOCKOUT display is come in screen so can not change any setting.

A:prodisplay p221 monitor OSDLOCKOUT problem in monitor

Hi @mmhasan,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with message you are lockout. I will be glad to help you. Per the User Guide page 8, If pressing the power button has no effect, the power button lockout feature may be enabled. To disable this feature, press and hold the monitor power button for 10 seconds. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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just getting my dual monitor setup running, and it seems fine, both monitors running off one ati video card (x1600pro), primary monitor running off of DVI and the second running VGA, PC is running Windows XP Media Center

the problem is the second monitor seems washed out, the colours seem over exposed, or too bright however you want to describe it. The first/primary monitor is perfect. I have the silver theme enabled on WinXP, and by default, the highlighting color is gray, I can hardly see the gray on the second monitor when the background is white because its so washed out

any idea how to get this monitor to look the way its suppose to?

Thanks alot!
 

A:Dual Monitor Problem - Second Monitor washed out, very bright

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I've searched some forums and while i have found all sorts of dual monitor problems i haven't found this one.

I have a MSI M670 laptop ( with nvidia 6100Go graphics card ) and a Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. I always connected my monitor with a VGA cable on my windows xp and everything worked fine.
After i've installed Windows 7 when i connect the monitor to my laptop automatically the laptop monitor is disabled and the Samsung becomes the primary display.
If i press windows_key+P Computer Only is selected and whatever i select from the list ( duplicate, extend, projector only ) nothing happens and Computer Only is always selected.

In the Nvidia panel under the "Set up multiple displays" option after i connect the Samsung it becomes the only option so i cannot revert to my laptop display whatever i do.
Rigurous Display Detection does not help at all.

Any ideas ?

A:dual monitor problem (primary monitor disappears)

Have you been to multiple displays option in nvidia control panel and selected them both?

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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A:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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Hi, my brother said that he started getting this problem when he bumped his desk. The screen went black with streaks of red running down the screen after he had bumped it. His computer is connected by DVI, and when he used the HDMI port in the monitor for XBox the image was working fine. He hasn't been able to test and see if it's just the DVI port that has been broken as he doesn't have any other devices that use DVI in the house.

What he would like to know if is if this a problem with his computer or monitor. It only started happening when he bumped his desk. The picture is where we are at now.

A:Image distorted on monitor, problem with Windows or monitor?

It could be either the monitor, the video adapter in the computer or the cable. Easiest way to test is with a different monitor and try that your monitor on a different computer.

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Hey all, really hoping somebody out there can help me out. I am having one hell of an issue.

First, my computer specs:

Processor: Intel Pentium D Processor 950 w/ Dual Core Technology 3.4GHz 800MHz FSB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Power Supply: Alienware 650 Watt ATX 2.0 Power Supply with Active PFC
Motherboard: Alienware NVidia nForce4 SLI X16 Motherboard
Graphics Processor: 256MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 2 x 1024MB
System Drive: High Performance - 160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
Storage Drive: High Performance - 160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache
Primary Display: Samsung SyncMaster 1100DF 21" CRT Display - Black

I built this computer as a gaming computer about a year ago and I have never had any issues. I have had maybe a total of 5 total lock-ups in Windows until recently.

Last night I went to play Rainbow Six: Vegas and after about 30 seconds my computer just Locked Up - no control whatsoever. I rebooted and here is where things started to get weird.

At the Windows XP logo there is some vertical blue bars that are about 2-3 inches long and about half a cm space in between each. There is roughly 10 of these bars that go across my whole screen. They look kind of like static, or what you would expect something "bad" that you would see upon booting a PC.

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A:Monitor light keeps blinking before log-in screen, very strange pixels

May be an overheating issue. Are your internal fans clean and free of dust. Are they working properly?
 

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Have a 1702FP Dell monitor (17" flat panel, has both DVI and VGA connectors) that went slightly mad.

If it's plugged in, the power light is blinking orange (twice rapidly, then a pause off, then twice rapidly, then a pause, repeate), and the selection lights (DVI vs VGA) are blinking (#1 on, #2 flashes twice briefly, #1 on, etc-I don't know which is VGA and which is DVI.). The screen is blank.

Pushing buttons has no effect--can't turn it on or off let alone any of the other settings. It doesn't matter if the computer is on, if the monitor is plugged in to a computer (tried both home built PC and Mac), or if the video cables are attached to the monitor. It acts the same, as long as power is connected.

Any hope of returning this to sanity?
 

A:Dell FP1702 monitor-pretty blinking lights

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I think this is a video card error but am not sure. I did restart my computer in safe mode and it works fine this way. I did update my driver but it didn't help any. I am getting a full black screen that sits there for 3-7 seconds then you see the internet explorer page then when I try to search or go anywhere theres the black screen again. I only put the computer in safe mode to see if it was the monitor or not. Ive never had this happen before. Please help!
 

A:Windows XP black blinking monitor/NV4_disp error

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When my IBM T84H is plugged in and the power button is pressed, regardless of whether it is plugged into a computer or not, the indicator LED on the front of the monitor blinks green over amber every second and no image displays. How can I fix this?
 

A:IBM T84H Monitor light blinking green & amber

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Hi everyone!

As you probably can tell I am new here. I really don't know very much about computers except the basics.

I just bought a new system from someone off Craigslist. I know it was probably a mistake but I am crossing my fingers that it wasn't. The guy seemed petty decent and let me play with it at his house and check it all out. It is a Sony Vaio desktop and I don't know much about it except that it is way nicer than my junk box from the year 2000. The specs that he gave me are:
Sony Vaio
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.6GHz
2GB RAM
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition graphics card
Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
200 GB hard drive
DVD burner
Internal TV Tuner
Dual DVI-D monitor inputs
5.1 Channel audio card
22" Samsung LCD monitor
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Remote control (for using Windows media features ie windows media player or for use as a DVR)

Now, having said all that I am now having a major issue. It might be pretty simple but for someone like me it is driving me nuts. Everything worked fine at his house. No problems what so ever. I didn't hook it all up right away when I got home because it was very, very dirty and I wanted to clean it off. I used a whole can of monitor wipes to clean everything down. I was very careful about where I cleaned and how. So it sat for 24 hours without being connected. I plugged it in last night and everything worked fine. I went into "Add Remove Programs" and removed Google Chrome as... Read more

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