View Full Version : Dying monitor - green light, blank screen

05-04-2006, 05:51 PM
My poor monitor... it's done its job so valiantly for many years. Over 5 anyway. It's a ViewSonic GS771. CRT.

Recently it started to occasionally stay blank but with the green light on upon booting the computer. Turning it off and on a few times would bring it back to life. But it did it more and more often, and it would take more and more on/offs to get it to go, until... no more. I've tried it on another computer: same symptoms. An old small monitor I have works on both PCs.

So. It makes the normal clink-bzz sound CRTs make upon starting. The light goes green. But no picture. Can it be resurrected?


05-04-2006, 09:19 PM
Possibly. But probably not economically. Better to buy another off Trademe or similar. CRTs are dirt cheap now...

05-04-2006, 09:42 PM
Well yeah, I have bought a new monitor to replace it, but before I dump this one I was wondering if there are any quick tricks I can perform myself to wake it up. Seems a shame to throw it away without trying.