[SOLVED] Monitor behaving strangely

Jan 1, 2019
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I have a Dell CRT monitor and a Geforce GT 610 graphics card. The monitor is behaving strangely and I am not sure whether I need to change the graphics card altogether, clean the dust out of the PC tower, or replace the monitor. After I boot the PC, I have to push the power button on the monitor on and off several times before the monitor comes on, and even then, it could be gray, or dark green, or something else. Then I turn the monitor on and off some more until the normal home desktop/taskbar appears, and usually it will be extra dark or extra bright. At this point I either go to Youtube or Facebook to play a video, which seems to “wake up” the monitor or the graphics card. Then I “sleep” the PC for a few seconds, and then I wake it up, and usually the color will be correct after that. Sometimes the menu buttons on the monitor work, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes if I push one the monitor turns black or gray.
This has been going on for several months, with intermittent periods where there was no trouble at all. Now, however, the monitor is needing more power-button pushing to show any signs of life, and I want to solve the problem for good, if I can, with my relatively low budget. Any suggestions are appreciated!

 

mtracy1991

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Suggestion:
1. Connect your PC to another monitor...
2. Try connecting your PC to a TV via hdmi cable or what not to see if this is a monitor problem or not.

From what you are explaining... seems to be either the monitor or GPU at this point. Keep me updated.
 

mtracy1991

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Suggestion:
1. Connect your PC to another monitor...
2. Try connecting your PC to a TV via hdmi cable or what not to see if this is a monitor problem or not.

From what you are explaining... seems to be either the monitor or GPU at this point. Keep me updated.
 
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Thanks for your reply. I tried the PC with a different monitor, and it came on properly with normal color, so I guess this turns out to be a monitor problem.

(I wish I could use the different monitor permanently, but it is also a CRT and it's making a popping noise that i think means its days are numbered also.)
 

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