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01 Apr 2015   #1

PC Monitor on, Screen black!

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!

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01 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 10,Windows 7,Mac OSX

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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01 Apr 2015   #3


Thanks for your reply!
Yes I think so too and I am trying to find what causes the problem.
And you are right.It appears purplish in low brightness.And no I don't have a warranty because it's an old screen bought back in 2007.
I guess I have to give up on it.
Anyway thanks for your time!
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02 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

what about your graphic card? you have updated drivers?
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02 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You`ve tested it on other machines and it doesn`t work.

Dead monitor.
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02 Apr 2015   #6


Yeah, drivers are up to date. I guess I should close this thread.
Of course I'll break it.! At least I get some satisfaction.
Thanks everyone for your replies!
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