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AMD Drivers black screen, 3rd monitor doesnt work

Q: AMD Drivers black screen, 3rd monitor doesnt work

First off, I have done some research and found other similar posts around, but none of the solutions have helped me, and they don't directly line up with my problems.

I currently have Windows 7 installed, I am dual booting Windows 8 on a partition on my SSD because I am skeptical (though optimistic), and want to give it a go first. So I install Windows 8 professional 8.1 (It's from Microsoft's dreamspark program, if it makes a difference), and that works fine, then I install all the drivers.

I have 3 screens, on a fresh install, the two plugged into my card's mini displayport ports work as duplicate screens, and work fine. After a few minutes, Windows seems to find a version of the AMD drivers with Catalyst Control Center, which it installs, at which point I can use all 3 screens in a proper extended desktop. The problems arise when I try to install the latest AMD drivers myself. I am using the correct version, 64-bit for Windows 8.1. I have tried the latest stable release, 13.12, and beta release, 14.3.

In both cases, I begin installing the drivers, just as I would in Windows 7, about 2 thirds of the way through the installation one of the screens becomes inactive and the remaining two go black, not off, just black. I wait, nothing happens, the only thing to do is turn off the computer manually with the power button. When I turn it back on, the windows logo loads, but before the lock screen I get another black screen, this time with a cursor and the spinning loading logo. One time I got it to go to the desktop but furiously spamming the enter, escape, and space buttons, but the other times I have to reboot again. On the second reboot, windows loads fine, but now I can only use 2 screens. I can pick any 2 screens I want, and use them as a extended desktop, but if I right click the desktop, go to resolution, and try and activate the third screen, which is disabled, Windows won't let me apply. So long story short, with Windows provided drivers, all works fine, but when I try to install the latest proper AMD drivers, the whole multi monitors thing goes pear shaped.

Any ideas? I'm definitely using the right drivers, I have tried multiple versions. One post I found suggested going to Catalyst Control Center -> Video -> Color and changing the video colour to something other than the AMD preset - standard, but that didn't work. I've tried using AMD's complete uninstall utility to wipe all AMD video drivers, and start again, that didn't work. I'm lost.
I ran the windows updater, eventually it started updating a AMD microsystems something a was a graphics driver. Long story short it completely bricked the install. The screen, as with the updates I tried, went black, and there was nothing I could do. Restarting did nothing, it didn't even get to the UEFI boot option screen before the screen went black and all I got was a cursor. I tried using Windows repair, and it couldn't figure out what the problem was, so all thats left is for me to reformat the partition and try again.

Is this some sort of software thing to sort out? Or could my graphics card have some fundamental hardware incompatibility with Windows 8? I'll be honest, this is a huge pain in the ass...

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A:How to repair the screen which is 1/3 black and doesnt work

First step is to try and external monitor on it. If that is OK then it is either a screen fault (most likely) or the cable that connects it to the motherboard. Vague possibility that one of the cable connectors might have worked loose.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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hey everyone, so i know that there have been lots of post similar to this, but none of the actual responses work in my case. I used my laptop in the morning, no problem, and that afternoon, after I logged in, "welcome" popped up, and it remained on that screen for approx 30 seconds, and then it turned black. the cursor works but you cant see anything, but it sounds like everything is loading. I tried to press control, alt, delete but that doesnt work. It just sits there.

So I tried running it in safe mode, and if i hold down f8, it beeps for a bit, and then sometimes it runs in safe mode, sometimes not. I tried doing a system restore, but that didnt work.

I dont know what else to do. My friends have no idea whats going on, so i can definitely use your expertise!!

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Also, i ran a scan during safemode and everything was fine

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Hi there! I want share my problem with you. I upgraded windows and and everything seems ok, but! Suddenly after default driver instalation (AMD Catalyst 03.00.0808) from my manufacturer, screen started to flash. I tried restart, but it doesnt help. I just reinstall Win 8 5th time because of this.

I need help to find some solution for my video card. I have switchable graphics (AMD 6650m + Intel 3000)
I found new Catalysts, but nothing seems to work. It just doesnt distinguish that AMD. Intel works.

THX for reply.

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Thanks for the help!

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Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start .

Report back results as you go, as there may be other steps indicated including specific solutions to named infections if they don't clean up adequately, and WIn7 may not repair until cleaned up.

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Hey! First off, I'm new here, and have no idea if I posted in the right topic ._. But I hope it's okay.

I'd really like to setup dual monitor, I've watched tutorials, readt n' stuff, and something seems to work here. I can move my mouse to the other monitor, and a window & stuff, but it's just black. I'm not a computer pro, not even close - but I know that I use that blue cable.

I have an old PC, but new parts & graphic card, which should support dual monitors. I use an Asus 21 thumb screen, with HDMI, but with an white big thing in the end (the one that goes into the computer). The other screen which I wish to connect is an old Dell screen. I've tried with 3 different screens - all the same problem. It seems like they're connected, and it says too - but the screen remains black on all 3 of them. All 3 were the same Dell screens.

Any help? :3

A:My other monitor seem to work - but is just black screen

First, welcome! This is a fantastic community. While we might only be on track 99.997% of the time, everyone here genuinely wants to help.

Dual monitors work if you video adapter support two monitors, of course most do these days.

Did you try dragging a window from screen to screen? I ask because you said you can see your mouse on that monitor. I use dual monitors all the time and the second monitor is black if I have nothing moved to it.

Also, there are various display modes, mirroring or otherwise.
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Display > Screen Resolution
From here you can change the appearance, organization and virtual location of your displays.
What's a blue cable?

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I've tried using VGA and that won't even show up. Do I need to get another HDMI if I'm going to use this monitor (assuming you're able to help me get it working by itself) as a second screen?

I've tried it with my laptop and it works. It appears to be a driver issue with my desktop or something like that, but I'm dumbfounded.

When I boot into safe mode on the offending monitor and go into screen resolution, the monitor has no name.

I also recently had to run system restore in safe mode on my desktop for an unrelated issue (my user account lost administrative privileges and I couldn't get them back. I don't think malware had anything to do with it, but what do I know).

A:Monitor with black screen and mouse pointer? Just this one;others work

In the screen resolution window, does windows see the other monitor? Have you tried the detecting tab? On the monitor itself, have you tried using the menu tabs/buttons for any results?

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I'm currently running in safemode right now and have treid reinstalling the drivers several times and each time they say working properly but unfortunatly I cannot get past a black screen on startup unless i uninstall nvidia drivers and let windows assign the generic drivers to the card.

Any help would be very apreciated.

Thanks a lot,

A:Generic drivers work but proper ones wont. Black screen after reboot.

Hi and welcome to Vista Forums!
I have two Nvidia 8600 GTS (256 MB) and with the latest nvidia drivers for x64 I have no problems, all working fine, also SLI.
Are you sure you install the correct driver?

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A:monitor doesnt work

First thing I would check is the cable to make sure no pins are bent. If that does not do it then reseat the video card.

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Hello Skillsfury and welcome to the forums

What makes you think it isn't working?


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This could be caused by a corrupt or failing hard drive

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Have you updated, and run your antivirus?Have you done any online virus scans?Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?Were there any error messages?If so, what was the exact error message?

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A:Shut off during update, screen doesnt work at all

Quote: Originally Posted by Taaf

A friend of mine has shut down his pc during an update, now the screen wont work at all, i tried plugging it into the tv to see if it worked but nothing has worked

Its window 7 and a hp (pavillion dv6 ?)

Try this : Press f8 when starting the computer - then do a system restore before you shut off the system when doing a update ...

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Never mind, I got it fixed by running it in safe mode and restarting it. I hope that helped for anyone who has the same problem.

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I also am unable to do a system restore. 

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Additional monitor drivers are usual not needed. What do you have for a video adapter and are those drivers installed? Right click on My Computer choose Properties/Hardware/Device Manager. What information is listed under Video Adapters?
Also what are your screen resolution and refresh settings?

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Resolved. I was a retard and didn't realize it was showing the desktop on my TV which was on a different display.

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Alrighty friends, I've been stumped. After some epic DayZ with the friends (as I have been for the passed week without issues), my game crashed upon closing. This is super, super common with everyone. It happens more than half the time to any given player. However, this time, my screen went black. So I restarted and noticed my bios wasn't at the correct resolution (Sure looked like 800x600) and the windows logo and spin circles were awfully fuzzy. The next screen that would appear would be the welcoming windows 8 / 8.1 log in screen. However, I get no signal / black screen. I tend to use Geforce Experience to install drivers.

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Post the exact pw supply you have installed. 850W does not tell us much; corsair hx 850W or whatever tells us a LOT more.

Next since you can access the bios/uefi, post your temps and voltages; specifically the cpu temp, system temp, 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values.

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It would help for diagnosis of your problem.

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Try installing HP Support Assistant which will automatically download and install drivers/updates:HPSA Link:

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hey guys, i have a problem with my ati graphic card nearly for two months. two months earlier i was playing crysis 2 and suddenly screen had freeze and then restarted itself.
so i had discover the ati driver had crash and stopped working. (i have two graphic cards- Ati radeon 5470 and intel hd graphic card). but when i was reinstalling ati driver again my screen went black and i had to restart my laptop. so i went to safe mod and i had uninstall the ati driver and i could solve the black screen by using intel graphic card .then i saw in the device manager(under the display adapters) the STANDARD VGA GRAPHICS ADAPTER had a error(if you want please see the attachment), the device cannot start (code 10). so i think the problem is the standard vga graphic adapter, because ati drivers are installing on it . so can guys PLEASE help me to fix the error with the standard graphic adapter ?

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installing latest version of ati driver

A:while i installing ati drivers my screen goes black

Hello unhapp sorry for the wait. Mate if you can run Speccy and post back the temp on that card.

Next go to Start and type in "msinfo32" without quote marks and in the screen that opens open out as I have done in my machine - see pic and see what is in problem devices / components.

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Note - I've seen topics talk about this problem, but there's a few things I don't quite get.


earlier today I downloaded a tool from to update my drivers. I acquired the file through the autodetect page:
AMD Driver Autodetect

My computer is a fairly recent Hewlett Packard laptop with the model name "HP Pavilion dv7-6b15ed". Its OS is Windows 7 (64 bit).

To the point:
I started the update after getting the installer from the aforementioned file, and after just a little while, the entire screen became black. It's now been in this problematic state for over two hours. People I've spoken to have assured me the screen turning black is normal, but I doubt over two hours is what they had in mind.

Two important points I hope you can answer:

Should I wait before I perform a forced shutdown? Is there any possibility it'll recover by itself? The last time I did force a shutdown, I had to return my computer to an earlier state to get it back up and running and it hasn't run quite as sharply ever since.

Is there a way to prevent this problem from occurring with this program or is there a better alternative for getting one's drivers up to standards?

I'm afraid I'm not very technical at all, so I really need some help, preferrably soon. Any response would be appreciated.

A:Black Screen While Updating Drivers

press Ctrl+ALT+Del do can you start the Task Manager? If not a Hard Shutdown is all that is left.
The video driver conflicted with something else. It's best to manually download your Video driver from the HP site. HP drivers are more suited for this machine.

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First things first, here's my computer (let me know if I let out anything important).

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Mobo: Biostar H61MGc
CPU: Intel i3-2129
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870
PSU: 550w Roswell Brand (I can find out the particular model if necessary, it just requires removing the PSU)

Also I don't overclock. I don't even really know what overclocking is.

I originally had Windows 7 when I first built the computer, and from day one, it had a fondness for crashing. When it crashed, the computer and all its peripherals would become unresponsive (except the power button), the lights on the mice and keyboard that were already on would stay on, but pressing the various "lock" keys would not change the the corresponding lights. From what I remember, the screen would generally show lines (vertical, equally spaced) but display did vary somewhat, and my headphones would make a noise (a singular, annoying noise).

Then someone who's house I worked at offered to fix it for me, assuming I was just having some sort of driver problems. They also offered to replace my Windows 7 with XP (which I agreed to). The problem was fixed and the person did mention that drivers were in fact the cause. Unfortunately I have lost the ability to contact this person.

Recently I realized I needed to "upgrade" my OS to run a program, and I also realized I had a gig of RAM not being used (the XP version used was 32bit), so I switched to 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Obvious... Read more

A:Black Screen Crashes, Drivers possible cause.

Do you know what type of hard drive you have installed? Is it SSD (solid state) or a normal platter HDD? If you are unsure you may provide the model/ serial.

-Are you using any Antivirus software as well?

Also please ensure that your chipset and video drivers are up to date.

The most up to date chipset drivers for your MOBO are here:



Your video drivers are here:

Also make sure that you have Win7 SP1 (service pack 1) installed

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My Samsung Syncmaster 920nw monitor goes black when booting. At times, it will flash the initial motherboard screen for less than 1/2 second, and then may (or may not) briefly flash the Windows XP logo. It then stays black while my PC boots. Put another monitor on my pc and it works fine. Put the 920nw monitor on another computer and get the same black screen senario. That other computer works fine with a working monitor. So, it appears to be a 920nw monitor problem. Fixable, or not?


A:black screen monitor

You've already confirmed that monitor doesn't work with 2 different computers, so it's obvious the monitor is bad.

Considering how cheap they've gotten, buy a new monitor.

Even if that monitor was fixable, it would probably cost more to fix it than it's worth.

The model monitor you have sells for less than $100.00.


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Ok, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 running XP. Several months back I installed an Nvidia graphics card which has been working fine. Yesterday I decided to remove the 128mb video card to put it in another computer. So i UNinstalled the Nvidia graphics card drivers,etc. I then shut down my computer and moved the monitor plug in to the onboard graphics slot.
When I booted up my system, it shows windows loading screen but when windows trys to load, I only get a black screen and can only hear the sound.
So i tried removing the Nvidia graphics card out of its slot and rebooted again to no avail. I made sure the BIOS settings read *onboard video* with no luck as well.
So I found my reinstallation driver disc that dell provided me with. I tried installing it by booting via my drive and it came up with the options to install. THe problem there is it keeps saying FAIL on the screen
Oh, and I tried the boot via SAFE MODE but I get errors coming up, here is a few examples:

It was completely my fault for being a dork and uninstalled the Nvidia software without switching this over first and testing it :O
So if anyone could possibly help me with this problem, please let me know. It's my business computer and it's just sitting there momentarily :K
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A:My monitor screen is black please?

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Just built a new computer gigabyte ga-78LMT-S2P AMD FX 4100 quad 4gb ram no video card. Gigabyte support said mobo chip is bad, Not true I connected a CRT works fine installed all drivers reconnected LCD black screen. What can I do

A:LCD monitor black screen

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Hello all, I hope you can help me
I have just plugged in a 2nd monitor to my PC and its just completely black nothing shows up on the monitor
I already upgraded all my drivers and I'm used a VGA cable

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I have a EnVision G218a1 22" widescreen, only had it a year, all of a sudden
the screen went black so i rebooted, the system info screen showed up but
only for 2 seconds then went black, the system continued to load but black

I hooked up another monitor and everything works fine, the EnVision G218a1
is under warranty, should i return it or is there a solution for this?

A:monitor black screen

I'd take it back if it's under warranty.

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hi guys

my moniter screen kept on going black after about 15 minutes after i start it , i changed the computer but kept the moniter , but the screen kept on going black.
Just before it goes black the screen flashes a bit aswell

when it goes black i have to restart the computer , my computer is windows XP

can anyone help please?



A:Monitor screen goes black

Can you try another monitor just to see if it's a monitor or computer problem?

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I have an odd situation that has me stumped and I would appreciate any suggestions. Last night my computer was working fine. Went to bed, left it on like normal. Got up this morning and the CPU and monitor lights were both green and normal. But the monitor only showed a black screen.

I reseated the monitor but no change. Hubby plugged the monitor into his laptop and instead of a picture got the diagnostic screen saying monitor was working check signal.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

A:Monitor Black Screen

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Black Screen: HELP

I woke up and pushed the start button on my pc, turned on the monitor and I got no dos prompts during this time just a black screen. I can hear the computer fans go on, the lights flash on the pc, I can hear the hard drive do its thing also. I check the monitor and it works with my friends pc so I know its not the monitor but coming from the pc. A friend said it sounds like my onboard, integrated video in the mother board may be bad. He suggested getting a Video Card also known to gamers for upgrading thier visuals. I should give my machine info. I have an Emachine T6532 here goes from Manufactures:

CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3500+ processor with AMD 64 Technology1
(2.2GHz, 2000MHz system bus, 512KB L2 cache)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 20051

Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100
Memory: 1024MB DDR (2 × 512MB), 400MHz (PC3200), dual-channel
Expandable to 4GB
Hard Drive: 200GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)32
Optical Drive: 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
(Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Media Reader: 9-in-1 media card reader (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard?, Secure Digital?, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD, USB 2.0)
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100 GPU
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI Express (PCIe x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) ... Read more

A:Black Screen: Monitor

Try turning the monitor on first.Then your PC.
If this gets no results you can't do any testing.
Take it to a repair shop.

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I had a new hard drive installed and I had to reinstall all of my drivers myself because the recovery cd didn't supply the information. Prior to changing the hard drive when my children would play online games they didn't have any problems. Now when ever they play any online games the monitor flickers on and off and then just stays black. If a game is loaded on my computer the screen works fine, this only happens with online games. I checked with my ISP company and there is no ping in my internet connection. I had my Norton configured by the company, I did a complete recovery on my system, reinstalled windows and updated all the drivers that would accept it. My video driver would not accept the 10/2007 update, but it took the 2005 one which is what I was running before the new hard drive. I also had a new fan installed, the one in front of the motherboard. I don't know how to check the temperature of the computer so I cannot give you that information. My monitor is a flat screen CRT 17 inch.

Field Value
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2007-11-04 / 09:13

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 650, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
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A:Black Monitor Screen!!!

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ok guys,
here is the problem ,,my friend decided to right click on his desk top and click properties
so he could change the screen resolution ,and after doing this he ended up with a black screen
with a floating box with the word ungultiges signal and under neath that it says 74.8khz and 59.0khz
with a red box a green box and a blue box floating up and down on the screen.

i have tried booting it with f8 to get it into system restore but to no avail.....i can see the screen
loading up with windows on the monitor and i can also see all the commands when i have done an f8
but when you pick an option like safe mode and wait for it to show you the next command it just
goes to a black screen with the above problem floating around...

if anyone can tell me any cure for this it will be most appreciated as i have never come across
this type of fault before!!
best rgrds bobby...

A:Black Screen On Monitor

When you hit F8 you should see an Enable VGA Mode option further down on the list. You might try that and see if it works.

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I hope someone can help me with a problem ai have with a Monitor. Until recently i had a PC with one Geforce 460 Gtx, on which I was running 2 Monitors. Both on DVI. One Benq 2450 as main Monitor and a HP 2229 as secondary. Was running fine. Now because of some other Hardware broke, i decided to get all new Hardware for the PC. The only remaining things were my Harddrives.

Now i have a Geforce 770 gtx from Zotac. After putting it all together and using the same Monitor situation, I noticed my main monitor to go black sometimes. Never the other. Because that Monitor, the Benq, had HDMI and my new graphics card as well, i tried attaching that one via HDMI. It worked for a bit, but it started again. The Monitor went black sometimes and just stayed that way. It only has a picture for a few seconds, if for example you restart the computer. For a few seconds it shows you the loadscreen of the Bios at the beginning when the monitor gets the first signal after starting the Computer. Same after loading and when the Windows logon Screen shows, but only for a few seconds, then it goes back to black. The other Monitor, the HP, works fine. On that I can only test DVI, not HDMI.

Is that problem now a Monitor problem or that of the graphics card? But if it would be a problem with the graphics card, why would it only happen with the Benq Monitor and not with the HP? Or is there a general problem with 2 graphics adapters on the Gtx 770 Series?

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A:Black Screen on Monitor?

So the monitor is not affected until Windows loads? ie It doesn't blank out during POSTing ?

If so, it would be a driver issue rather than physical hardware.

I'd check out the nvidia forums to see if anyone else is having the similar issue. There may be an issue with the HDMI input and the 770 series.

Is it possible to connect both monitors via DVI?

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Hi, this problem started two days ago where my monitor goes black for a brief moment randomly when connected with DVI. It works perfectly with vga. The DVI cable looks ok. I had the monitor for like a month now. Any Help ?

A:Monitor Screen Goes Black DVI

Tried a different DVI cable? Tried the monitor over DVI on another system? Tried another DVI port, if you have one? Do you have any adapters, or is it a straight-through DVI cable?

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Hello. Because of some invalid page faults and other such problems, I reformatted my hard drive last week. I reloaded Win 98 and all applications, drivers, etc. Everything seemed to be working fine until last night, when suddenly my screen went black. The power light on the monitor remained green. I was unable to do a reboot via the ctl-alt-del method, had to use the reset button to reboot. The system came back up, all was well, had the picture back, etc. I had been running my computer for about 7 hours at that time, so I'm thinking it might be a heat problem...? Today, the same thing happened after I'd been working on my computer for about 3 hours, except this time I could do the 3-fingered salute to reboot. I tried to delete a file while using Word 2000, and, bam, the screen went black again. The computer ran fine again after the reboot for about 4 more hours before the screen went black again.
From reading other posts in this forum, it looks as if power saving might be a problem too - except the power light on the monitor remains on. I turned off the power saving this evening, anyway, just in case. (I don't know what the settings were before I reformatted the drive; it was never an issue.) I'm at a loss.
My computer is a Dell PII 333 Mhz. My video card is a Diamond Viper 770 Ultra (TNT2.) The monitor is a Dell D1226H; it is correctly identified by Win 98. The monitor is about 2 1/2 years old.
Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Monitor goes to black screen

You should reseat the video card - may be a connection problem that shows up when it gets hot.

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I am using an upgraded pc. monitor is LGX 500. when I boot up the monitor remains black. After several times turning the monitor on and off it works. What can I do to resolve this problem. My OS is XP professional.

A:black screen on monitor

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HELP! I turned my Gateway desktop on this morning and my monitor didn't come on. The monitor has a blue flashing light when it is plugged in. I unplugged everything from everything and reconnected... NOTHING. I switched my monitor with another older on. The monitor actually came on with the brand name of that second monitor, but then went black. I think it is my pc???

I tried Gateway and of course my warranty is up and they can't help me. I called my internet provider just in case it was a virus and they can't help me unless I have a working monitor. Please help.

A:PC on, my monitor has black screen

Are you running the monitor with an aftermarket video card or the onboard video?

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i have just built my first pc and well there is a black bar around the screen . so the picture doesn't fill the whole screen. its kind of annoying. please help.

A:black bar on monitor screen.

if you need pc specs just ask.

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Yesterday I had a problem where I turned my computer on and the monitor just said "No Signal" and would be black.

So I switched it from the motherboard spot to the video card slot.

I'm wondering if having it plugged into the video card will put extra stress on it and make it not run as good? And how come the other plug in doesn't work now?

A:Black Monitor Screen

Depending on your motherboard, some disable the onboard video if another card in recognized. Then some motherboards have the option of which video to use.

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I just installed a new hard drive and added more memory. Now my monitor screen will go to black. I have to restart my computer to fix the problem, but that only works for a very short time. Is there anyone out there who can help me with this very annoying problem?

A:Monitor screen goes to black

Is the monitor screen going black actually the computer dying?

test it next time by checking the keyboard lights, the Caps Lock light should go on or off with each press of the Caps lock key. If that is not happening, the computer has died, which is the cause of the black screen.

As we are not allowed to mind read, you might like to tell what the make/model is, what sort or RAM you fitted and what Windows version?

Did you reload all the drivers when fitting the new hard drive and reinstalling Windows?

is it only happening after a period of inactivity or does it go black while you are using it?

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Help Please. I have power on my monitor, the light comes on and stays green for short time and then goes yellow. When I press a button on the front panel it tells me it is in safe mode to press any key or move mouse. I do and nothing happens . Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks..

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Hello all,
I recently re-installed win. xp on the dell insperation 2400. Everything went find except the resoluton wouldn't change from the 480 x I tried to set up my dial up but I needed a higher resolution. I did finally find a way to get that although it was very poor quality and I figured that I'd be able to down load the proper driver once on line, which I did do, although I'm not sure it was the right one, as dell doesn't seem to have anything for that model of pc. Anyway I also downloaded the Microsoft updates to get back to current for the secruity stuff. When that was done it required restart, which I did. When it restarted the monitor remained blank after the win. xp part was done loading. I know its on and that my pc is sitting there running, but I can't see anything. I restarted using F5 and tried; last known good configuration, vga mode, and safe mode. In the 1st 2 no monitor. In safemode the whole screen filled with a dos like line repeated over again to fill the whole screen, then a message came on that said, "stop!!! fatal error and I can't remember what else. Can you help? I guess I should mention that I don't have the right driver disk that came with the pc.

A:Monitor screen black

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I just built a computer and im trying to get into bios to set it up and the monitor will not respond to the new computer...AMD anthlon 64 3500+
epox sli motherboard....leadtek geforce 7300 256mb turbocache...512mb ddr
everything seems to be running all fans and lights are on..please help!!!

A:Black screen monitor

Rich88 said:

I just built a computer and im trying to get into bios to set it up and the monitor will not respond to the new computer...AMD anthlon 64 3500+
epox sli motherboard....leadtek geforce 7300 256mb turbocache...512mb ddr
everything seems to be running all fans and lights are on..please help!!!Click to expand...

Assuming you know the monitor to be working, then this is a classic misbuild, it's time to go back to the beginning and work thorugh the build, chances are you have missed something out, or your BIOS is misconfigured.

Check that you have everything seated correctly and that all plugs are secure, try removing all items from the Mobo such as network cards etc until you have a bare system, this means unplugging all IDE devices (these can cause a POST fail) once you are down to a barebones system try booting up,

I think there is a method of holding down the INSERT or DELETE key during the POST, this can force the BIOS to load defaults.

If this still doesn't work try replacing the memory/ changing the slot and trying again and also try replacing the video card of it still fails.

If it still dont work then it may be a faulty Mobo or CPU,

If it boots at any time then add the devices one at a time until you find what causes the boot fail.

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Hello everyone!

I have a problem with my computer's monitor.
It's light is on and it seems to work but the screen stays black.
Sometimes,when I connect it, for some seconds I can get picture but the brightness is so low and the screen seems like flickering.

Changed three vga cables,tested on two laptops and my pc and still the same.
I also tried connecting the laptop with my flat screen with a hdmi cable and also on this monitor with a vga.
I chose to get picture on the tv and the monitor.Unexpectedly that worked and the screen stayed on but the problem with the brightness and the flickering wasn't fixed.

So I came to the conclusion that it's a hardware problem.
But I don't know what exactly causes the problem.
My monitor is ViewSonic VA1703wb.

Thanks for reading.
Any help appreciated!

A:PC Monitor on, Screen black!

We run off Viewsonic monitors at my work. They tend to have random problems. We have 22" monitor that was working fine, unplugged, moved to a different room and now it's tint is purplish and it won't go away. I'm pretty sure your problem is a hardware issue. If it's under warranty contact viewsonic and get it replaced.

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Daughts computer, has a black screen and blue message about no connection.
Says she is getting 3 beeps, when she trys to boot. What is a 3 beep code?
Asus PSA-B MOBO with an Award BIOS

I supect the Video card has gone south or making a bad connection.


A:Monitor has black screen

Sounds like a ram issue, 3 beeps are usually ram

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 (Windows XP), and it is two years old.

The problem:

-The hard drive is running, and all four lights in the back (the ABCD lights) are green.

-However, even though the monitor light (button) is green, there is nothing on the screen; it is pitch black. I don't even get a single word on the screen; no message at all.

*There is a slight flash that appears on the screen though (when I first turn it on, and then turn off the monitor).*

- I unplugged the monitor and plugged it into a different power outlet, but still nothing on the screen.

Please help! Thank you.

A:Black Screen- nothing on the!

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hello i plug two samsung 2253 each in one 9600 gt nvidia win7 ult 32bits, when booting one works perfect the other one goes black screen but i can see the mouse cursor?? i tried all and nothing, tried them separated they work perfect, invert the monitors plugs (dvi) and its the same, the 2 monitors works perfect alone but when connected together one goes black, win7 detects them both but doesnt show me image in the second i even try to swicht the main monitor and it switch but one keeps on black screen and stil i can see the cursor

Helppppp!!! please

A:Black screen 2nd monitor win 7

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Hey guys, I hope you can help me.

I just ran the latest update nForce drivers for my Motherboard and it prompted me to reboot my computer first as it needed to uninstall a component before it could reinstallit. Unfortunately (,) once rebooted and after the windows xp load screen, the screen remained black. (A strange quirk to this is that; if left for a while, it starts the default windows xp screensaver.)

I thought this was a driver issue and that loading up into Safe Mode, uninstalling the motherboard drivers and reinstalling them would fix it. However when booting into safe mode, my mouse and keyboard are both unresponsive on the windows sign in page. I have tried both USB, PS2 and Serial mice/keyboard combinations.

I tried to use the recovery console off the windows xp CD, but after attempting to boot from it, the computer hangs on 'Setup is Starting Window.' (This maybe an unrelated problem as I have had this before.) This means that I can't run System Restore or reformat the C: partition!

It would appear the motherboard drivers installation has screwed something pretty important.

Windows XP SP3 (fully updated)
Intel E6600
4GB Corsair (2x2gb)

I hope you guys can help me get back into Windows!

Many thanks in advance


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Hi, I have tried a lot of things but I cant solve it. It only work with igpu, with I connect to 670 (without drivers or latest drivers). Black screen after Windows Blue logo... What can I do?

A:Black Screen with NVIDIA (even before install drivers)

What type of PC do you have ? Desktop, Laptop ? It is hard to help you if you did not have any info in your System Specs. Any way, the first thing I suggest is to make sure that you have the latest BIOS installed for your computer.

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Hi, the first time I installed Windows 7 Professional (clean install, not upgrade) and installed the catalyst drivers for my HD5750 video card (, everything worked fine. I ended up formatting my hard drive and doing a reinstall though (had a major compatibility issue with Anti-Virus software and Microsoft Office, so decided to format the hard drive and did a reinstall). After doing that, and installing the Catalyst driver, I'm having the following problem:

The install goes fine, the computer restarts, but when it boots up and windows starts, I have a black screen and nothing displays. My monitors' indicators also change from blue to amber (as if there is no computer turned on or connected to them). I've started the computer in safe mode, and the monitors work. I can then uninstall the driver, but then I can't extend my desktop using the standard VGA driver, or get the full resolution of my monitors (1400x900). It's pissing me off!
Somebody please help!! Below is my computer set up:

Case: Thermaltake M9 ATX VI1450BWS
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX (model 141-BL-E757-TR)
CPU: Intel i7-920 (BX80601920)
Video Card: Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD5750 1gb GDDR5 (PCIE 2.0x16)
Memory: Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D (3x2gb - 1600mhz DDR3 - Triple Channel)
Power Supply: BFG 550-Watt ATX (BFGR550WGXPSU)
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Monitor: Dell 19" LCD (SE198WFP) x2
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A:Black Screen after installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

Well, its not your monitor or your card, so is software - the drivers. Can you try a different set of Catalyst drivers?

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After updateing the drivers on my GeForce 7600, my computer crashed and restarted. Now all i get is a black screen. I removed the card and tried using the onboard graphics, still nothing. I also put a much older trident card in and still got nothing. My moniter works with other computers, the graphics card works in a old win 98 computer i have lying around. I have no idea how to get a picture so i can try and fix the drivers...Any one have any idea?

my setup:
mainboard: MSI 915G combo
Memory: 2x 1 Gig kingson DDR2
power: AGI 500w
HD: (1x 120G) and (1x 80G)
graphics: MSI geForce 7600 (nx7600gs-T2d256EH)
And I have 3 case fans so I'm farly sure The card was nice and cool, case temp stays between 65 and 75 degrees F depending how warm it is in the house

A:Black screen after rebooting with updated drivers

Try resetting the motherboards CMOS by removing the silver button battery for a few minutes with the computer unplugged

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I'm helping my friend with his laptop.
I'm currently trying to install graphic drivers.

The laptop is an ASUS A52J. There's a sticker saying there's an Radeon HD 6370M inside.
I went to Radeon's website and downloaded the latest drivers. When I install them the driver asks me to reboot. After rebooting the screen turns black after the "Starting Windows" screen (just before the login screen.) I hear the sound of being logged in, but I can't see anything.
I am forced to restart Windows in failsafe mode to see anything - then I can uninstall the drivers and run on the "default drivers" that Windows install.

Anyone know how to fix this problem?

A:Screen goes black after installing graphic drivers

presumably, you downloaded the 15.7 driver..?

it should run ok..
- did you run the installation as administrator?
- also, did you opt for the (full) express install?

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Alright, so I recently installed an update for my graphics card driver and I restarted my computer afterwards. When it restarted it went through the blue HP screen and then it immediately went to a black screen with a flashing " _ " So I restarted it again. Upon it rebooting I see the blue bios menu which has Esc: Boot Menu, F10: Setup, F11:System Restore and F9: Diagnostics, all as options for things I can do. Neither the boot menu nor the system restore options work, the setup menu doesn't help me at all and the diagnostics says that everything is working fine. I can't get into safe mode using the f8 key because the windows start-up menu doesn't even appear. It goes bios menu and straight to black screen. Tapping f8 from the start of turning my computer on does nothing as well. Also, I don't have or know where my windows disks are...Obviously I can't use msconfig to start in safe mode because windows wont boot and I can't seem to find anyone that has the same problem. Most can at least get to the safe mode menu, I can't even get there. What i have tried that doesn't work:F8 KeyF5 key(to try to open the OS menu)F10: Opens setup menu, that menu doesn't helpF11: System restore wont open and it just goes to the black screenF9: Diagnostics, everything checks out and it says there's no problemsEsc: Boot menu, doesn't open, straight to black screenAs previously stated I also have no idea where my windows disks are...I can look around for them but if there is any alternat... Read more

A:Black Screen error after updating drivers.

hi,,,, download this and burn to disc,,,, will the pc boot from disc drive??? if so shove the disc in and do a startup repair,,, you say this issue came about after a driver update for the gpu then i would also think about removing the graphics card and see if it will boot to on-board gfx,,,,, was there issues with the previous drivers for the gpu or was it just because they were there,,, i always go by the adage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" where hardware drivers are concerned good luck.

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I own a HP Notebook Pavilion dm4 1350en running Windows 7 with a ATI Radeon 6370M and Intel HD Graphics Cards.My Notebook shows up a black screen when both are working then restarts.I installed the drivers from the manufacturers site but still had the same problem.When I open dxdiag it shows no graphics card. Both Graphics Cards hardware are in good condition but the problem persists.Please help!

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I did a clean install of windows 7, then i installed firefox, avast and utorrent. I then downloaded the newest graphics drivers from nvidia, I have a GeForce 7300, and installed. After I rebooted the screen went completely black after the "starting windows..." screen. And the monitor goes into sleep mode displaying: "No signal input"

Anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Black screen after installing graphics drivers

Hi Muscar

Try SAFE MODE, press F8.

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I have a new i5 system with a fresh install of Windows 10x64 and a good old AMD 7870 graphics card. I have been using AMD Crimson drivers 16.3.2 for Win10x64. No overclocking. The system has worked flawlessly the last six weeks. A couple of days ago I had my first crash, when the PC locked up loading a game.

I rebooted the PC and the BIOS came up fine. It started loading Windows, then came a black screen just before login, no cursor, no light, like there was no signal to the monitor.

Same problem upon successive reboots.

But the PC would reboot into safe mode fine. After some Googling, I began suspecting the AMD video drivers.

So I used Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) in safe mode to remove all the AMD video drivers. Windows 10 then booted to the desktop and works great, but only with basic Microsoft video drivers.

Whenever I try installing the AMD video card drivers, I get the same black screen lockup (no signal?), just at the point the new driver is taking over. After that, I cannot boot into Windows again, without first going into safe mode, and then using DDU to clean up. Then it will boot to Windows.

I have tried installing Crimson 16.3.2, 16.4.1, 15.12 and Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers for Win10x64, all with the black screen at the later stage of the attempted install.

Does anyone have an idea of what I could try next? I don't have a similar graphics card I could test to rule out the hardware.

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I want to update my graphic card for gaming but the drivers are given by vaio there are not giving graphic drivers updates regularly so i uninstall given by sony and installed new graphic drivers from intel website but after restart i was getting black screen
Problem 2: so i uninstalled recently graphic drivers and roll back changes that one also giving black uninstalled both but now i am not having any please say how to fix this issues

Note:i was getting standard vga adapter installing every time restart

A:Fix for black screen after graphic drivers reinstalled

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Hello i have this problem: yesterday i was using my pc when sudden power cut happened, now today i try to turn on monitor and it showed weird screen, i restored to factory defaults on monitor that fixed the problem,but then i started pc and i got black screen it doesnt show "no signal" message.

ps: sorry, im really bad when it gets to explaining things

A:after power cut black screen on monitor

Do you have another monitor or even a TV that you can hook up to your PC to see if it's the monitor or the PC giving issues?

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I have a SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940BF monitor (it's 2 years old), and the problem

is that when I first turn it on, it flashes to a black screen a few times; only after I push

the on/off button a few times, it displays normally.

Also, sometimes, these first few times it makes a sharp buzzing noise.

Any ideas about what could be the problem?

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i have a dell color monitor e173fp and i am running window xp home edition..screen went black and the power button keeps flashing green. i would appreciate some help.thanks ps checked all connections

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the monitor keeps flashing with a black screen, with intervals of about 5 s - 5 min. the pc has been working fine for several years, although it is a bit slow recently. it is mostly used for internet/emails.

-in windows safe mode, the same flashing occurs.
-there were some virus/malware, detected with avast/mbam. they have been removed, but monitor still keeps flashing
-when the monitor was connected to a laptop, there was no flashing at all, it run fine for some hours. so problem seems not the be the monitor?

i dont know much about the pc info:
*pc is about 3 years old.
*integrated intel motherboard/videocard
*win xp 3

A:monitor keeps flashing with a black screen

some more info:

motherboard P5GD1-VM
graphics Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
RAM 512 MB
CPU Pentium 4 630
win xp sp3

-the monitor has been connected properly
-in bios, the flashing does NOT occur.
-in safemode, the flashing does occur.
-the flashing starts when windows starts

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I have a Gateway Model #5310 hard drive, with an Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family graphics card, operating system Windows XP Home Edition.

Awhile back I bought a new 23 inch Dell model #ST2310 HD monitor, and for awhile it worked fine, but now when I startup the screen goes black after my desktop loads. I know the desktop is back there b/c all the pop ups show,the cursor shows and even the screen saver shows after a bit. I can get in and see everything in safe mode with networking where I have downloaded the latest VGA driver from the gateway site. Is it possible I need a new graphics card for this hard drive b/c its not compatible with the monitor? I am stumped.

I appreciate any help someone could provide me.

A:New Monitor-Black screen after splash

Welcome to TSG, Christy. If you can see your cursor and screen saver, just not your desktop, then the issue is probably not with the monitor or your video drivers.

If you can see everything in safemode, go to the device manager and uninstall your video card, then reboot and let it load to windows normally. Windows will automaticly reinstall the driver and reset the Resolution and refresh rate. If you are still unable to see the desktop, then try bringing up the task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete, then click File > New task and type Explorer.exe.

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Hi, rightnow this box I am typing in is straight black. I was bei stupid and messing w/ my Hertz and now I have black all over. My toolbar my winows. and most webpages. If someoen can type type in red or blue font so Ican see your replies that be great. I accidently jsut click the Hide ones that monitor cant support and it was checked I unchecked lol aint I stupid. g0d.. Computeer is my life .]undefined

A:HELP! Monitor screen is black (blind)

Also when I login to other accounts it works fine...but I have way too much stuff on my computer to even think about reinstalling...I was told I am screwedunless I can see through dad was wondering if hteres away of going into the registry and getting this files and changing it back. remember soon as I click the Hide the oens that can't be supported hell broke lose and I chose a high hertz which Idont remember please help me.. I am really considering taking this to the comp shop possible.

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this morning i was on my desktop working fine before we had a power cut in our flat which shut off all the eletric socket points. My pc was switched off immediately.

I managed to switch on the main power suppy in our flat. then electricity was back on again. switched on the pc, running okay, i could even hear the windows starting up from my speaker. but my monitor (Dell 1800 FP, 19 inch flat screen, 5 years old) went completly black out. tried to switch on the indicator light, it wouldn't turn on (normally it's green when on). tried other buttons (brightness etc), still no light. It's as if it's been switched off.

spoken to a few friends who suggested me to see whether the fuse's been blown. tested fuse on a reader, absolutely fine. tested the power cable on other applicance and it's working fine.

Also tried to disconnect monitor from pc leaving only the power cable connected to monitor, still the same - does this mean that it's not the power suppy, but the monitor itself? Is the problem repairable?

I'm aware that during the last couple of weeks the monitor screen blinked once in a while (say twice during the day, just randomly but very subtle)....


A:flat screen monitor black out! HELP

The LCD monitor itself has a power supply (or 2) built in to handle the lighting of the screen. Sometimes the power supply and/or fuses are fine, but the capacitors are blown or leaking.

I would take apart the monitor and take a look around.

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ok well i was on skype chatting with some friends about me getting a new headset for my computer, they informed me that i needed a USB slot on the back of my computer for the headset that i wanted, i turned my pc to looked at the back part of it and found the Usb slots, when i sit back down my monitor screen is black, i could still hear my friends chatting in skype and they could hear me also, at first i thought something was loose since i turned my desktop, so i made sure everyting was tighten up, then one of my friend suggested me to restart my pc, i did and the screen was still black, i disconnecting everything and connect it again,it still wasnt working, it just randomly turned black on me. The monitor isnt damaged and my pc seems to be working fine, so whats the problem?
Computer spec is
Graphic Card: Dual Ati radeon 5970's
Motherboard: Unknown
Rams: 6gb of ram
Processor: i7 920 2.8ghz
Memory 1.15 terabyte
thats all i know, i bought my computer from Alienware ( Area 51) its still new, i only had the computer for 1 year or less (8-9 months) im new and not a computer expert i cannot go into my desktop and discconnect things, im affraind that ill damage something. anyone help?

A:My Monitor screen turned black!?!!?

Does the monitor work when the system first boots up (before it goes into Windows)?
Does the monitor work in Safe Mode (rapidly tap F8 just before the Windows splash screen shows up)?

If it doesn't work in either, take it in to the shop for warranty repair.
Check to make sure both video cards are properly seated and that any connecting cables are in place.

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okay, When I put my computer on today all I got after the XP splash was a black screen, I cannot boot up in safemode, because of my keyboard, it just refuses to work on the startup.

I dont think anything is wrong with my graphics card, video card, etc etc, because I have a second hardrive, and when I put it in it loads up perfectly, I have tried looking at my files from my other hardrive, they are all just either notepad documents or they are just white boxes with cogs in them.
I have also tried using my XP disk, but it wont load, I have even put the computer to boot up on the disk and this makes no difference.

also I have read that you need a certain keyboard to be able to get on safemode, its the keyboard that hasnt got the USB end to it, I have one but it still Just doesnt work.

im guessin the only replies I can possiable get are to reformat my hardrive or to get it wiped.

thanx for your help guys

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I am running a brand new alienware computer (win7 64 ult) with the new 23" LCD that it came with. It has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. (2 DVI outputs) with the most recent NVIDIA drivers
When I connect an old CRT using the DVI-VGA adapter as a second monitor everything works fine.

When I connect my old 17" LCD using the same DVI-VGA adapter, however, BOTH screens go black!!!!! the old 17" LCD says "OVERSIZE RECOMMAND 1280x1024"
(btw, it really is "recommand", not "recommend")

When I disconnect the old 17" LCD, after ~20 sec the new 23" LCD comes back on, and says (sometimes) that the display recovered from a crash.

(In the past, when installing windows on a different computer using the old 17" LCD, i have had to plug in a CRT and change the resolution/refresh rate, then switch back to the LCD)

I have tried doing a clean installation of the drivers. I tried lowering the resolution/refresh rate before plugging it in.

Is there anyway to set the default output resolution when you connect a new monitor? Why would it cause my other monitor to shut off?

A:dual monitor Black Screen

What driver version are you running?

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hello, this is ecobill. i am new in the neighborhood. I know a little about computers (enough to be dangerous); so, I need help once in while. Whenever I have trouble it is never the normal problems.
Because I lost the printer drivers and USB drivers on my present computer when I updated to XP Service pack 2 and I have been able to install them from any locaton.

I have received a used, but more updated computer. I was told it worked, but there was no rack for the hard drives that matched the screw holes. I adapted an old rack and when I turn on the power with the monitor attached, there is nothing but a black screen. The power supply appears Ok, because some of the lights come on; the hard drive is running; and the fans come on the motherboard and video card. The monitor is OK because I used it on another older computer. Also when I just unplug the monitor from the video card, the screen comes on. I tried another older video card in one of the shorter card slots, but it did work either.
Any ideas out there? Thanks

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Monitor stays black

I don't know how to reset the cmos unless you mean to pull the battery. I don't know about the BIOS bus for the video (I can't see any BIOS) settings. I removed the original AGP video card that I thought might be a problem and I put an older working video card (Trident) in another PCI slot and this made no difference. I pulled the RAM chips to clean the connections and reset all cables. I disconnected the CD drive, the floppy drive, and later the hard drive after checking each situation indiviudally, but this made no difference.

Another problem (may be related) is the on-off switch does not control anything. I have to use the toggle switch in the back. I checked the wire connection from the switch to the motherboard (Intel D845BG) and it looked OK.

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Hi..I have a Gateway GT4022 desktop. It has been working fine until now. Recently for some reason, about 1 minute after startup the computer freezes, then the monitor goes black, but the pc is still running. I have tried restarting my computer by holding the power button since I had no other way to do so, but the same thing happens. Sometimes it turns black and says FREQUENCY OUT OF RANGE. I did not add anything new to it, like video card or anything. I was just surfing the web and I was't playing a game either. I was wondering if anyone can help me solve this problem without losing any data on my computer. Thank you very much...

A:Monitor screen goes black after startup

Try starting the pc in safe mode (F8 during startup) and going to control panel/display properties and decreasing the resolution to 800x600.. restart the pc.. if that works you can up the res to back where it was originally.. also (while in safe mode) check that the refresh rate is on 60hz.

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At any random time I'm on my computer, the monitor screen will fade to a dark shade, then just go pitch black, while it's still on. If you turn the monitor off and back on it will stay normal for maybe a second before it goes pitch black again. The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhile.

I have a hp pavilion a712n with a nvidia geforce x card i installed myself. any my monitor is a hp pavilion f1703

help please. i dont know what to do

A:My Monitor Screen Turns Black...

The only way i can keep it from going black screen is by slapping the back of my monitor and it goes back to normal for awhileI'd have to say you've already answered your own question. Got a test monitor?

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Everytime I turn on my computer, I see nothing but black screen on my monitor and a small orange LED light. I have tried two different vga cables, 2 different monitors, put my graphic card into different agp slots, and also my mobo has a integrated graphics card and i have tried to use that too, still the computer isnt sending any images to the screen. I think the mobo it self might be malfunctioning.

I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas on what could be causing this problem.

Thank You.


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I have a Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop with the 256mb GeForce 8600M GT graphics card. The laptop lcd works fine but when i connect an external monitor using the VGA output the external monitor just displays a black screen.

I have already ruled out drivers and operating system as i have tried it across various versions and with different drivers and still nothing. i have also tried it with ubuntu with no success.

The computer detects that there is a montior and can even tell the specs of the monitor. It just the monitor detects that it is connected to a computer but just displays a blank screen.

Any Ideas???

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Ive tried disconnecting everything else just leaving the motherboard graphics card and connecting the external diplay and displays a blank screen even with startup and diagnostics.

What would i be looking at here a new motherboard and/graphics card? evertyhing else works just not the vga output

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I have an HP G60-121WM Laptop computer and I was wondering if anyone had any help regarding a laptop that all of a sudden the monitor is black. The laptop seems to power on but the laptop is bad. I've tried taking the battery out and unplugging the charging cord, then holding the power button for about 30 seconds and then plugging it back up and powering it back on and that has not helped. I've also tried hooking it up to another monitor, but it has the black screen on the other monitor as well. Finally I've also taken the ram sticks out and switched them up to see if there was anything with those that could be causing the problem and it didn't seem to work either.

A:HP Laptop Monitor Has Black Screen

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Dear Vista Forum Users

I have finally found out why my monitor/Screen kept blacking-out during use, it was a simple mistake that could be made by any-one and I would like to share this small problem with those that have had the samw problem.

The problem was I wasn't down-loading updates of Windows Vista regularly and this was causing the black-outs.

If any one else has been in this position you may keep quite and allow other not so smart people, like myself suffer frustration and anxiety to the fullest.

I would like to hear from any one else that has been in this situation, and if i have been able to help some one else that has had this problem.

Thanks for puting up with my sillyness



A:Monitor/Screen Black-outs

Ummm, I have more than a couple of machines that don't get updated regularly, and yet none of them blackout unless they go to sleep and / or have the power options set to turn off the monitor after a specified period of inactivity.

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I just tried hooking up my laptop to my JVC IDLA HDTV with an HDMI to DVI cable. I've tried resetting, but all I get is a black screen. Anyone who's gotten a setup like this to work would be a big help.

My video card is a Nvidia 7900 GS.

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hello i am new 2 the forum pleased 2 meet you all

i have a problem with my comp i just bought all the new parts and when i install everything i got a black screen on my moniter nothing come up so plz help my comp parts

LGA775 GA-8I945GMF
NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT

A:New build, nothing on monitor, just a black screen.

Hello there, what's the motherboard?

Make sure everything is plugged in properly - and all the screws that's holding the motherboard down has something between it (I forget what those are called), because if not - it could short out the motherboard.

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