So, today, when I woke up, I turned on my monitor and surprise. Nothing. So I said to myself, "Again that f**king monitor showing nothing
". So I did what I do habitually when this happen : unplug and re-plug the DVI cable. Nothing. Yay... >_>
So, I also tried re-pluging it at my video card. Nothing.
Tried with the VGA cable I had. Nothing.
Tried un-pluging and replug power. Nothing.
I had no more time so I left for my last day of work.
During the day, I had thought of two things :
1. The video card fried
2. The display port of the monitor, somehow, fried.
So, when I came home, I unplugged it and plugged it back on a old Celeron 700MHz with a very old graphic card on VGA. Nothing.
So, I decided to take it to my dad's home and try it out. Plugged it on VGA on the DVI adapter (the DVI adapter was too difficult to remove, so I only tried VGA). It worked!!
So, I can take that the monitor still works fine.
Also, I don't see the BIOS or anything when it's plugged. (On both my PC or my dad's). When Windows starts, I have to turn off and turn the monitor back on and it showed my dad's WinXP.
It started after I installed Windows 7 RC in French last night. I forgot to turn off the "turn monitor off after 'x' time" and after, I closed myself the monitor and went to bed (and left the PC open).
Also forgot to remove my USB flash drive - leaving the LED on. In the morning, the LED was off.
The monitor still shows the messages that it doesn't receives signal.
I think of :
- Monitor going bad
- Graphic card defective
Monitor : ViewSonic Optiquest Q241wb (24", 1920x1200)
My dad's PC :
Asus Mobo (don't remember which one)
Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6GHz
2GB of RAM
nVidia GeForce GTX 260
1x Western Digital 73GB @ 10k RPM
1x Western Digital 200GB @ 7.2k
WinXP Pro SP3 (legit)
The old PC
320MB (64MB + 256MB) of RAM (DDR1)
Voodoo III 64MB
20GB of Hard drive
Hacked WinXP with no graphic drivers
Mine is below.