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pctek
28-08-2011, 09:47 AM
I thought it was loose cables the first time.
Booted up and I had a black screen. Not black as in it's off, black as in nothing showing but LED on monitor was indicating on and OK.

Messed about a bit in the wrong direction until replugging it's power back in fixed it.

Now I notice it does it every so often, if I switch power off then back on it's happy.

It's not in sleep or anything, it won't do anything at all with buttons on monitor, it's a bit weird.

It's also a bit worrying - monitor on the way out perhaps?

dugimodo
28-08-2011, 12:26 PM
I have an AOC monitor that does that sometimes when I reboot, have to power cycle it to make it work. I figured it was some quirk to do with how the HDMI interface works.

Not helpful I know :)

Cato
28-08-2011, 03:52 PM
I had the same issue on my AOS a few years ago... It died a few weeks later.

SP8's
28-08-2011, 04:04 PM
It's associated with Energy Saving is it ?? ... and I'm not referring to sleep / standby, etc. Can't remember where to find the settings though ...

Jen
28-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Back light problems? If you look very closely (or shine a torch) at the screen, can you see the desktop/login window?

SP8's
28-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Sorry .... that last post should have read ... "it's NOT associated with Energy Star power saving is it ?"

pctek
28-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Doesn't seem to be backlighting - can't see anything.

I turn the PC off at night, and the monitor (with it's own on/off button on front). Sometimes I turn it on and it's fine, sometimes not.

linw
29-08-2011, 03:41 PM
If you can't see any image when shining a torch at the screen it suggests that the video circuitry is crook. If you can see an image, the backlight is crook.

pctek
29-08-2011, 05:14 PM
OK, I'll wait for it to die. Thanks.

linw
29-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Do we send flowers or donations to a suitable charity?

Agent_24
29-08-2011, 05:39 PM
Check the capacitors!

pctek
30-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Had a bit of warranty left so it's gone away for repair.

God this old CRT looks so disgusting..........so, so, terrible.