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monitor prob


FPCH New Member
Mar 19, 2008
ok this is probably a simple problem.

i built a new pc from scratch but when i connected the monitor it went off and the monitor light went orange.

but...when i pull the monitor cable out of the pc the screen goes blank (as in the screen is on but its black) and the monitor light goes green.

also when i turn the pc off and connect the monitor to it, the monitor still goes back to orange again, so the monitor is recognizing that it is connected to somethin even tho the pc isnt on.

the monitor isnt the problem as it works on this pc.

well anyway, i removed the graphics card and still have the problem. anyone know what it might be??


Hello Uncle

Welcome to Free PC Help

Have you got on-board graphics that you can connect to to test again?
Did you make sure the card you tried was securely seated?


FPCH New Member
Mar 19, 2008
hello, thnx for replying.

yes i did connect to onboard graphics when i removed the graphics card, it made no difference. once connected the monitor light went orange :/

help is much appreciated




FPCH Long Term Member
Jan 9, 2008
34° 12' 35" N, 118° 29' 21" W

Well to do some diagnostic work why don't we try this.

Unplug the power cord from the PC and the Monitor

Remove / Unplug all power cords and connectors internally to hard drives
Remove the RAM and then re-install it, but only 1 stick
Remove / Unplug any and all external devices connected to the motherboard
Remove any 3rd party PCI/PCIe cards from the PC
Remove any and all USB devices to the PC

Now - plug the monitor cable into the video connector on the PC and then plug in the power to PC and Monitor and turn on the PC, then the Monitor.

What do you get now on the Monitor ?