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So last night i was playing on my computer without a hitch, i decided to nip to the shop and put my computer to sleep, and turned the monitor off, (so it had at least 30 minutes to cool down before i turned it on again)

i come back, turn the pc on, turn the monitor on, and all of a sudden it starts cycling through red blue green white, as if it's doing some sort of test, then turns itself off (not seen this EVER in the 3 years that i've had it). I keep turning it on, pressing various buttons - same thing. I knew it wasnt the pc because all my keyboard buttons still worked fine, and actually got some sound through my headphones through numerous clicking, so the pc must have been working.

I unplugged everything from it, turned the power off at the plug, waited a minute and replugged everything back in. didnt work. i'm thinking ok my monitors probably broke, and prepare myself for having to spend £2-300 for a new one today,

come to it this morning, everythings working fine and normally, so im sat here waiting for it to do the same at any moment, thinking what the hell basically, is it on it's way out? or just a hitch
Edited by Roksonixx - 8/20/11 at 9:41am
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post #2 of 13
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bump?
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post #3 of 13
are you using a DVI-VGA adapter?
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post #4 of 13
id be curious of the connectors/settings.

also, please wait 24 hours to bump your own thread.
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post #5 of 13
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it's a hdmi to dvi just like i've always used, i did also try the vga port using my xbox but it did the same thing ... then all of a sudden this morning it worked again
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post #6 of 13
It might actually be the placement of your wiring.

Sometimes, my wires will get banged up, and they somehow only work in a certain position which I find really weird. So basicly if I bent the wire left it would work, but if I kept it straight it would stop working and spaz.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
It might actually be the placement of your wiring.

Sometimes, my wires will get banged up, and they somehow only work in a certain position which I find really weird. So basicly if I bent the wire left it would work, but if I kept it straight it would stop working and spaz.
the thing is, i tried the vga, hdmi , and no connections, and it did the same thing (as if the monitor wouldnt turn on properly) it just went straight to cycling through colours whether something was connected or not,

and its never done this before in the almost 3 years i've had it, i have warranty up until december, so if it happens again before then i might get in touch with them
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roksonixx View Post
the thing is, i tried the vga, hdmi , and no connections, and it did the same thing (as if the monitor wouldnt turn on properly) it just went straight to cycling through colours whether something was connected or not,

and its never done this before in the almost 3 years i've had it, i have warranty up until december, so if it happens again before then i might get in touch with them
i would suspect the gpu as much as the monitor. my 4890 has been nothing but problems recognizing my monitor/res's
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
i would suspect the gpu as much as the monitor. my 4890 has been nothing but problems recognizing my monitor/res's
and the gpu on my xbox too? and even when nothing is plugged in? it really does seem a monitor issue, not a computer one,

there isn't some sort of debugging state is there that my monitor could've got stuck in
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post #10 of 13
I'm thinking it could be the ASUS P67 Sleep issue!
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