How can I tell if my emachines monitor is the problem or if it's the cord. The monitor (which is about1 1/2-2 years old) all of a sudden quit working so I bought a new power cord (in the meantime I used an older monitor) which worked for about a day but now has quit working also. For a while I was getting nothing from the monitor, but now if I plug the cord in (by the way, the monitor is now in an upside down position) and wait a couple of seconds the blue light comes on. Then it sounds like the monitor switches off and the blue light goes out. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!
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Your post is lacking a few details.
- what kind of monitor -- LCD or CRT? Better yet, include the model# of the monitor, so someone can look up what kind of cable and hardware (VGA, HDMI etc) the display-adapter card (or on-motherboard circuittry) drives the monitor with.
- which …
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It'd have to be an extremely tattered power cord to fail under load like you've described. No, sorry, my guess is that the fault is in the monitor, specifically the "power-supply" area where wall-mains power is converted down to the voltages which the various circuits of the monitor need. From …
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