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Windows 7: Proview 15" LCD Monitor Issue!

03 Apr 2010   #1
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 
Proview 15" LCD Monitor Issue!

Hello guys! i have a little problem here.. the thing is this...

I have a Proview 15" LCD Monitor (Probably like 4 ~ 5yrs old) it's been great until 3 ~ 5 weeks ago... it is now doing some weird blinking when i turn it on.. really annoying..

Yesterday, it didn't start.. i mean.. i pressed the Power button and the led worked, but it kept blinking and never showed any image..

I spent like 4hrs trying to see if it was my PC or something.. i even flashed the current bios just to be sure.. i tweaked everything on the bios and nothing.. weird thing is, i removed a ram, worked... and both ram modules works fine xD no matter in which slot were they inserted.. they worked.. but when i plugged in both, it didn't (i guess, just a coincidence)

Today, like 20mins ago.. i turned on the PC, and nothing, but i let the monitor blinking.. all of a sudden windows startup sound! so... my PC is no the one with the problem.. because it booted..

I'm thinking.. it's probably 2 things..

1) My 5yr old Monitor (VGA connector)
2) My 1yr old XFX 8400gs (PCI Express x16)

I want to find out which one is it.. i'm leaning towards the monitor.. the issue is.. i don't have another monitor to plug on the XFX, and i don't have another PC to plug the monitor...

I connected the DVI-to-VGA adapter and plugged it in the DVI slot... and it worked.. BUT, i took it off, connected on the VGA, an also worked.. i'm thinking of connecting it on the integrated VGA port on the MoBo and see if it works.. but still.. it's a random thing, it doesn't happen everyday and it IS freaking annoying..

What would you guys recommend?? Thanks in advance!


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03 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I recommend trying the monitor in another machine. If it works, your computer is the problem. If not, buy a new monitor.
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03 Apr 2010   #3
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I recommend trying the monitor in another machine. If it works, your computer is the problem. If not, buy a new monitor.
Thanks for such a fast response.. hey but, don't you think that if the PC is the one with the problem, then it wouldn't boot, right? i mean.. the monitor blinked and stuff.. but the PC still managed to boot into Windows 7... and like 5mins of pressing the ON/OFF button on the monitor, it worked..

If the Graphics Card is the one with the problems.. i guess the pc would not boot into windows.. am i right?
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03 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If the graphics card is toast, Windows may or may not boot. I wouldn't say that we can base any assumptions on the fact that the machine booted.
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03 Apr 2010   #5
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
If the graphics card is toast, Windows may or may not boot. I wouldn't say that we can base any assumptions on the fact that the machine booted.
Well, i'm done.. it's the monitor.. i tested another monitor on my PC, instantly worked and without the weird blinking this one is doing.. connected it on both (DVI and VGA ports) worked without hiccups...

Stupid LCD Monitor.. i guess it's time to buy a new one..

Thanks, really helpful..
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03 Apr 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem, glad we could help. Let us know if you have any more questions.
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03 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for letting us know the outcome. Sorry to hear your monitor went bad, though.
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