Screen loss

  john-232317 17:29 28 Oct 2006
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Every time I turn on my PC I get nothing on the screen and have to hold the start button in to shut off.
I take the lead to the monitor out from the video card and put it back in, reboot and the screen comes on.
This even happened today while installing a program, it had to restart the PC to complete the installation, on the restart no screen, so had to switch off and do the connection bit.
I have taken the video card out and refitted it making sure of good fit.
Can it be a problem with the power supply, the card, the motherboard, the monitor cable, or what ?
It only happens when power to the PC is shut off, so I am leaving it on all the time. but then living in Spain we get quite a few power cuts so it is beginning to be a pain.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
regards john


Windows XP Professional
ASrock K7S8XE+ 1.0 M B
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Vid card
Samsung S/T 77E/76E Monitor

  Technotiger 17:43 28 Oct 2006

Hi, I had a similar problem a while ago, after much toing and froing, it turned out to be the Monitor's own power supply that was faulty - replaced that (free by the suppliers) and no problems since.

If not that, then I would suspect the PC's PSU.

Cheers.

  john-232317 06:54 29 Oct 2006

Thanks for the help, maybe a good excuse for a new monitor then. I will see if I can borrow one and see if it is that. There has been no other problem with the monitor though.

Seems strange that just a loss of power for a millisecond loses the video connection. When the lead is off the video card I still get the error screensaver on the monitor saying no connection, so the power must be onto the monitor.
thanks john

  Technotiger 08:43 29 Oct 2006

Hi, before you go spending your hard-earned money - Have you updated you Graphics? Or, have you checked the main PSU? I do know about electrics in Spain, my son has same thing happening in Lanzarote - hope you don't mind me including this, from a very proud Dad - my son's website ... click here


Cheers.

  Technotiger 08:53 29 Oct 2006

Trouble is, with a problem like this, you really have to check out individually anything that you suspect - you listed the suspects yourself, so the next obvious step is to check each of these items separately, a process of elimination, then, if still no joy you might have an excuse for some new bits!

Buy 'er-indoors' some choccies first!

Cheers.

  Technotiger 08:53 29 Oct 2006

Trouble is, with a problem like this, you really have to check out individually anything that you suspect - you listed the suspects yourself, so the next obvious step is to check each of these items separately, a process of elimination, then, if still no joy you might have an excuse for some new bits!

Buy 'er-indoors' some choccies first!

Cheers.

  Technotiger 08:54 29 Oct 2006

Ooops - sorry about double posting, I didn't click twice, honest.

  john-232317 17:09 30 Oct 2006

I got some new drivers for the card, but I will leave it till the next power cut as I am leaving it on 24/7 ;-)

Nice site, but too big for the screen, I have to scroll across it, white margin on the left and twice as much on the right. If it was centered there would be no scrolling. I use Opera browser.

  Technotiger 19:45 30 Oct 2006

Me again - I agree with your comment about being too big for screen, I have already raised this point with him so expect to see it resized soon.
This is his first attempt at producing a magazine and getting it on-line, hence my pride.
The whole thing is All his own work - he uses an AppleMac X10, I think.

Cheers

  john-232317 20:30 30 Oct 2006

I used to run a Gymnastics website years ago, and the biggest problem was getting it to look good in all the different browsers ;-).

Its a nice clean site and once he sorts the sizing out it will be fine.
regards john

  Technotiger 20:32 30 Oct 2006

Cheers - I will pass on your comments.


John (me too)

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