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Samsung SyncMaster won't work

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Hi everybody,

I recently built a computer and it worked just fine, I installed windows and all the drivers and shut it down to move it. I moved it about 2 metres, reconnected all the cables.
But now when I start up the computer my Monitor keeps switching back and forth between digital and analog, giving only black screens and eventually going into sleep mode. I've checked the cables and even switched out the monitors, still no screen.
I've also checked and reinstalled all the hardware in the desktop, nothing points at a problem.

My Computer's stats are:

Mobo: BIOSTAR A880GZ
CPU: AMD FX-6100
PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite 460
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster S24B350H

I hope someone can help me, Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Another weird thing is that when I try to shut the PC down by pressing the on button, it won't shut off, it only shuts off when I flip the PSU switch.
Edited by clam85 - 12/18/12 at 11:02am
post #2 of 5
1.) In Windows you have to configure what you want your cases on button to do. Make sure it's configured to shutdown.

2.) The monitor is acting like it has no signal. (obviously). Check for the obvious. Make sure you cables are plugged in. Try a different DVI/HDMI/VGA slot on your video card.

HDMI can be fickle on video cards with multiple HDMI slots. With some cards, you have to fill slot 1 first.....if you just stick it into slot 2 it won't work.

3.) What type of cable are you using? As mentioned earlier, HDMI can be fickle. Try VGA or DVI.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post

1.) In Windows you have to configure what you want your cases on button to do. Make sure it's configured to shutdown.
2.) The monitor is acting like it has no signal. (obviously). Check for the obvious. Make sure you cables are plugged in. Try a different DVI/HDMI/VGA slot on your video card.
HDMI can be fickle on video cards with multiple HDMI slots. With some cards, you have to fill slot 1 first.....if you just stick it into slot 2 it won't work.
3.) What type of cable are you using? As mentioned earlier, HDMI can be fickle. Try VGA or DVI.
Thanks for the reply

I've checked if the HDMI cable was broken (I used another one), also I tried using a VGA cable, to no avail.
My mobo only has 1 hdmi slot so that isn't it either.
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In that case, i would be considering RMA'ing the monitor.

Sorry, out if ideas.
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Actually I'm pretty sure it was the motherboard all along, I tried taking out the ram, to see if it would start beeping, but nothing. I'm taking the PC to a computer store tomorrow for them to see if it really is broken.

Thanks a lot for your help!
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