January 17th, 2003, 05:21 PM #1
Monitor/Graphics card problem - can someone explain this PLEASE?
Here's the story, please read:
I'm playing a game, and it's loading the level, then when the level should have appeared, the screen turned blue and it forced me to restart Windows to prevent any damage from being done to it. I had never seen that screen before, so I just restarted, and everything was fine. (Now I don't know if what I just told you is related to the rest that happened, but since it happened the same day and I had never seen if before, I would assume so... right? Anyway, on with the story...) But that night, while on the internet, my monitor just went black, but my PC was still running. So after a day of not being able to get anything on the monitor, I contacted Gateway. They said it was either the monitor or the graphics card's fault. So I tried it with both of my graphics card (my new GF4 Ti 4200 and old Radeon VE) and neither worked, so Gateway sent me a new monitor for free. I tried it and it works - but ONLY with my Radeon VE! My GF4 Ti 4200 doesn't show anything just like with the old monitor.
So what I'm wondering, is it possible that both my GF4 and monitor died at the same time that day? I'm thinking I'll have to contact PNY for a replacement... but I'm just curious, so can anyone explain WHAT HAPPENED?
January 17th, 2003, 05:43 PM #2
What model monitor is it?Abit AW9D-Max | E6300 | XP-120 | Panaflow 120mm | 2x 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 | BFG 8800GT | Corsair 650w
January 17th, 2003, 05:51 PM #3
January 17th, 2003, 05:59 PM #4
can you boot to safe mode with the GF4? it might have too high a refresh rate.
January 17th, 2003, 06:27 PM #5
January 17th, 2003, 06:37 PM #6
You get no video even on bootup? Like the video doesn't black out at a certain point?
If not the you might have a damaged vid card, Talk to PNY and see what they say about a replacement.
January 17th, 2003, 06:43 PM #7
Nope, nothing. It's like the monitor is unplugged from the computer. I guess I'll have to contact PNY.
January 17th, 2003, 06:56 PM #8
What was done to it before this happened? New software? New hardware? Did you recently move the machine? I have had a problem with my monitor going to 'sleep' if I have change the adapter or detonators and it changes my adapter. I have to boot into safe mode and return to the default adapter, then reboot and correct it.
January 17th, 2003, 08:06 PM #9
I didn't do anything to it. I was just on the net, then it goes black. No new drivers, no new software, no new hardware, etc.
The monitor and graphics card just... died. It's like one died and took the other with it...
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