Is it possible for a virus to cause my monitor to go out?

by on March 9, 2009

Q: Is it possible for a virus to cause my monitor to go out? One day my monitor started making a popping noise and the screen was flickering so I turned it off and when I turn it back on it starts up but you can’t see anything on the screen. I hooked up an old monitor to it and I’m not sure if it was bad or my computer is the problem because it won’t show anything either. It flashes for one second when you turn it on (monitor) and you can see that my desktop picture and icons are up but it blacks right back out.

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2 Responses to “Is it possible for a virus to cause my monitor to go out?”
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    Either your monitors are dead, or your display settings need to be reset. Try following the instructions on the link below on how to reset your display settings. http://kb.iu.edu/data/agjg.html

    If neither monitor works even in Windows safe mode, then you probably have a hardware problem. I’d suggest bringing in a known working monitor or computer into the mix to troubleshoot the problem. Also double check your video connection and make sure no pins are bent in the VGA connector.

     
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    Thank you very much you have been very helpful! God Bless!