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Unregistered
03-07-2002, 02:35 PM
I'm having problems with my computer screen.It disappears sometimes for not even a second.This happens every ten minutes.I guess there is a problem with the supply.What do you think??Please help me!!

ober
03-07-2002, 02:39 PM
1) check your video card and it's connector
2) is your monitor overheating?
3) how old is it? maybe your monitor is taking a dive...

Unregistered
03-07-2002, 02:47 PM
Where do I find the videocard??

Govtcheez
03-07-2002, 02:50 PM
Inside the computer...

By connector, I'm assuming ober meant to make sure the monitor is plugged into the card's port securely... While you're at it, it wouldn't hurt to make sure your video card's securely seated in its slot on the motherboard (unless you have onboard video, in which case, I can't really help)

ober
03-07-2002, 02:59 PM
>computer screen

>Where do I find the videocard??

>no space after periods.like this

something tells me you are a newbie to the hardware world... if you don't feel comfortable cracking your case open and taking a look inside, find someone who will do it for you. and for heaven's sake, if you do it yourself, shut down the computer first and keep yourself grounded.

but yes, make sure your monitor cable is securely attached to the tower/"case"...

is the disappearance of your video the only problem you are having? are you having color issues also? maybe some blurring effects? we need more details here...

Barjor
03-07-2002, 03:02 PM
Are you sure it's not just a normal degaussing? The monitor usally makes a noice when it does.

Unregistered
03-07-2002, 03:04 PM
Yes,I am a newbie.And sorry for my bad english but I am not used to speaking English.But at least I try to learn things.You can't know all just in a second.
I'm having no color issues,no blurring effects.

Govtcheez
03-07-2002, 03:07 PM
> But at least I try to learn things.You can't know all just in a second.

Good point... I'd try what ober was talking about, then... Check your monitor's connection... If that's not it, and you happen to have another monitor around somewhere, plug that in and see if it's better. If it is, sorry, your old monitor's probably bad... Otherwise, I'm not real sure - it's hard to troubleshoot hardware without actually seeing it.

Sekti
03-07-2002, 09:00 PM
how old is the moniter then how old is the video card?

Robert602
03-08-2002, 07:30 AM
I had a problem very similar a few months ago with my Geforce 2 Pro. It turned out it was the video card (tried it in other machines). Took it back and swapped it for a new one and everything was fine.

ober
03-08-2002, 07:37 AM
ya know... i got to thinking... maybe, depending on how old it is... it just needs degaussed, like barjor said... i've never heard of it... but i imagine if you have a lot of buildup, a good monitor would attempt to degauss on it's own...

i dunno... just an idea..