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Post by StangLoveR on Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:50 am

I'm stumped as to what is wrong with my computer. Out of nowhere, it started doing this:

The output on screen starts shaking (the entire desktop), then the monitor starts turning black, then coming back on, and on and off quickly a few times, and then finally it just goes black and reads "no signal" (as if the computer was off).

If I turn the computer off for some time, and then start it back up, it works for a while and then the problem begins again.

Suspecting an overheating issue, I checked the video card fan and it was fine. Therefore, I swapped video cards in case the video card was faulty, and, no difference.

And that is where I stand now. If I restart the computer after the screen finally flickers off and stays off, nothing comes on screen upon startup.

This makes me think it's clearly a hardware problem/heating problem, so I'm wondering if it is the motherboard, since the video card doesnt appear to be the problem.

Any ideas?? Your suggestions are appreciated.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:04 am

Hello,

What type of monitor are you using? LCD or CRT?


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Post by StangLoveR on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:44 am

Hello Doctor Inferno. I am using an LCD.

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Post by makxp77 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:41 pm

What is the make of the LCD? If its a dell they have a huge issue with capacitors.


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Post by StangLoveR on Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:18 pm

I switched the output over to my TV and realized indeed my 4 year old Viewsonic LCD is failing.

Solution? Went out and bought an LG E2350V LED.

Problem solved! Thanks!

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