One further thing though: you should put the boot disc in the cd player then shut the pc completely off, then turn it on again and see what happens.
Even before I read tango's post, I also thought this sounds like a video card problem. The model you said you have, has on-board video and it also has the possibility of allowing a separate video card being installed in an expansion slot.
If the on-board video is the problem then you might be able to go around the problem by simply getting a video card. It is entirely possible for one part of the motherboard to fail, but continue to run fine for everything else, so this can work. Although, it is also possible that this won't work. You basically, just have to try it and see, because it depends on what exactly failed on the board. If adding a video card won't work for you, then you'd have to replace the motherboard.
Replacing the motherboard is a major job, and if you are having to pay someone else to do it for you, I'm sure it would end up being atleast a $200 repair. Meaning that it might not be worthwhile.
However, if you are using a separate video card, then you could simply try un-installing that, and connecting the monitor to the motherboard's onboard video.
Either way, it sounds like this is something that you'll have to take it in to be looked at. But, atleast this'll give you an idea of what to ask for, and what to expect.
One other little thing. Do you have another computer that you could connect the monitor to? If so, you can try hooking up the monitor to another computer and seeing if it works fine with that one. This way you can be sure that the problem is not with the monitor, but with the tower.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)