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nicole osteen
Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2002 - 5:28 pm:   

I keep having problems with monitors on my dad's computer. He has a cast off monitor that stopped working with mine, but worked fine in his, {decent monitor 19" not that old} until I upgraded his video card using an old one of mine. The computer started posting intermittantly, in order to get a beep you have turn the pw strip off. Now every other time the monitor shows a black screen with check input cable. So,we thought it was the video and got him a new 16mb dice- same problem. Now he has a new monitor and it still will not reset. I dont see how the computer can post one time, go into the os & then not post; or post and off & on show nothing on the screen without any changes. A simple reset to install software becomes a hassle trying to reset the monitor or whatever to get a picture again....
Posted on Saturday, January 5, 2002 - 9:13 pm:   

This seems to be a very common issue lately with many people upgrading vid cards and monitors, a little more information is needed like what type of video card, computer make and model, monitor manufacturer, and so on.
You didn't mention whether the video card is PCI or AGP. Make sure the bios is setup to initialize the proper one first. Thats about all I can think of checking without a little more info.

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