COMPUTER WILL NOT SWITCH MONITOR ON



cel504
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
I was just interested if anyone knows the reason for this, on first switching
on my computer, the monitor will not switch on. If I turn off the computer at
the back, or at the wall switch and then turn the computer on again, the
monitor bleeps and then works fine. There are no other faults with the
machine and it's been like this for a good 12 months. More of an interest,
than a problem really.

Thanks in anticipation, that someone knows how to cure it, up to now, I
haven't had any luck.

DL
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
It will either be a fault within the monitor, though I would tend to a fault
on the switching circuit of your pwr supply.
If you can test with another monitor that will rule out a monitor prob.

"cel504" <cel504@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FC9C1929-4C24-430B-A2D3-3479887606DE@microsoft.com...
> I was just interested if anyone knows the reason for this, on first
switching
> on my computer, the monitor will not switch on. If I turn off the computer
at
> the back, or at the wall switch and then turn the computer on again, the
> monitor bleeps and then works fine. There are no other faults with the
> machine and it's been like this for a good 12 months. More of an interest,
> than a problem really.
>
> Thanks in anticipation, that someone knows how to cure it, up to now, I
> haven't had any luck.

cel504
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Thanks for the reply DL. I have change the monitor and it's still the same.
The problem strated when I moved over to Broadband, the modem kept, shutting
down and I was told to update the Bios for the motherboard. I did this, and
it did cure the modem shutting down, but left the problem I have now with it.
I have written to Abit, the makers of the motherboard, withour much success.

"DL" wrote:

> It will either be a fault within the monitor, though I would tend to a fault
> on the switching circuit of your pwr supply.
> If you can test with another monitor that will rule out a monitor prob.
>
> "cel504" <cel504@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FC9C1929-4C24-430B-A2D3-3479887606DE@microsoft.com...
> > I was just interested if anyone knows the reason for this, on first
> switching
> > on my computer, the monitor will not switch on. If I turn off the computer
> at
> > the back, or at the wall switch and then turn the computer on again, the
> > monitor bleeps and then works fine. There are no other faults with the
> > machine and it's been like this for a good 12 months. More of an interest,
> > than a problem really.
> >
> > Thanks in anticipation, that someone knows how to cure it, up to now, I
> > haven't had any luck.
>
>
>

Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Your statement "monitor bleeps" (beeps) and then things work - indicates
monitor not at fault. The beep (by the computer)indicates that the computer
has performed a successful POST (Power on self test) - try holding the
on\off button in for a few seconds when starting the computer.
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AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
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cel504
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Al, I have tried that, without success.

Thanks for the advice though.

"Al Romanosky" wrote:

> Your statement "monitor bleeps" (beeps) and then things work - indicates
> monitor not at fault. The beep (by the computer)indicates that the computer
> has performed a successful POST (Power on self test) - try holding the
> on\off button in for a few seconds when starting the computer.
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
> Myers, FL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>

FeMaster
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
When your monitor does not come on, does the computer do anything at all;
beeps, etc.? Does it appears to boot, just no monitor? Fans start up and
the computer just sits there with the HD light on constantly (No flickers)?


"cel504" <cel504@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FC9C1929-4C24-430B-A2D3-3479887606DE@microsoft.com...
> I was just interested if anyone knows the reason for this, on first
switching
> on my computer, the monitor will not switch on. If I turn off the computer
at
> the back, or at the wall switch and then turn the computer on again, the
> monitor bleeps and then works fine. There are no other faults with the
> machine and it's been like this for a good 12 months. More of an interest,
> than a problem really.
>
> Thanks in anticipation, that someone knows how to cure it, up to now, I
> haven't had any luck.

Private Pyle
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Could be dodgy pins in the monitor plug to vid card, i had this problem,
eventually it wouldnt turn the monitor on at all.


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lilconor
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
i have a similar problem when my computer turns on, the fan starts up (sounds
like its running real fast) the monitor doesn't turn on nor does the
keyboard seem to work the hd light is constantly on...any idea what could be
wrong...any help is appreciated
"FeMaster" wrote:

> When your monitor does not come on, does the computer do anything at all;
> beeps, etc.? Does it appears to boot, just no monitor? Fans start up and
> the computer just sits there with the HD light on constantly (No flickers)?
>
>
> "cel504" <cel504@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FC9C1929-4C24-430B-A2D3-3479887606DE@microsoft.com...
> > I was just interested if anyone knows the reason for this, on first
> switching
> > on my computer, the monitor will not switch on. If I turn off the computer
> at
> > the back, or at the wall switch and then turn the computer on again, the
> > monitor bleeps and then works fine. There are no other faults with the
> > machine and it's been like this for a good 12 months. More of an interest,
> > than a problem really.
> >
> > Thanks in anticipation, that someone knows how to cure it, up to now, I
> > haven't had any luck.
>
>
>

cel504
07-10-2005, 01:22 AM
It's definitely not that I have checked all the pins and connections. It
started after an upgrade on the BIOS for the Abit KT7 motherboard. The
monitor key colours appear, but that's as far as it goes, without completing
switching it off. Maybe this is a stupid comment, but it's as though the
computer rests a a stage above shut down, and the only way to start the
complete reboot sequence is to unplug it, or switch off at the computer or
mains.

Thanks for all the advice from everyone.

"Private Pyle" wrote:

>
> Could be dodgy pins in the monitor plug to vid card, i had this problem,
> eventually it wouldnt turn the monitor on at all.
>
>
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