Monitor Problem

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Kapiti, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. Kapiti

    Kapiti Registered Member

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    Paraparaumu NZ
    Friends new computer built by local firm.
    Vista Home Premium
    Asus P5N-E SLI Socket T Motherboard
    Viewsonic VG2021M Monitor
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 Ghz
    Cooler Master Case with 420 PSU
    Asus nVida GeForce 8400GS PCI-Express Video Card

    If the monitor is turned on prior to starting the computer everything
    boots and works okay.
    If the computer is turned on and starts Windows before the monitor is
    turned on, the monitor stays in standby (sleep) mode and the only way
    to get out of standby mode is to reset the computer.

    If a device is installed i.e. USB keyboard, Printer, etcetera on the
    computer. On reboot, the monitor stays in standby mode and the only
    way to get the monitor out of standby is to reset the computer even if
    the monitor is already turned on at the switch.

    Any insight to what might be causing the problem would be most
    welcome.
     
  2. Jomsviking

    Jomsviking Registered Member

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    Strange problem.

    These may be dumb questions, but...

    Do you use the usual windows drivers for the monitor ? What does Device Manager say? Any errors ? Have you tried uninstalling the device and letting Windows pick it up again upon restart to see if anything changes?
    If using the windows controller, have you checked for updates to that controller?
     
  3. Kapiti

    Kapiti Registered Member

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    The monitor has completely packed up, now it goes back to the system builder:D
     
  4. Jomsviking

    Jomsviking Registered Member

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    Jepp, hardware is evil.

    Software isn't much better either...
     
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