Computer monitor problems can be the result of a number of culprits, including electrical and cabling issues, interference, a problem with the computer’s video adapter or drivers, or a problem with the monitor itself.
Use the following tips to help diagnose problems you may be having with your monitor.
Steps to Fix the Computer Display Problem:
- Check for loose electrical and VGA cables. Remove the electric cord from the back of the monitor, then put it back in place. Remove the VGA cable from the computer and monitor and put it back in place. Make sure the connection is tight. If you’re using a cable extender, remove it. If the cable is damaged, replace it.
- Plug the monitor’s electric cord into a different outlet. If you’re using a UPS or surge protector, plug it directly into a wall outlet. If the power adapter is failed, try replacing it.
- Attach the monitor to a different computer. If the monitor still doesn’t work, replace the monitor’s cable. Make sure the cable is less than 5 feet long. If it still doesn’t work, the monitor will need to be replaced or repaired. If it works with no problem on the other computer, troubleshoot your video card.
- Unplug your computer from the monitor and power outlet. Remove the cover. Pull the video card out of the slot on the system board. Push it back into place. Be sure the connection is secure.
- Reinstall the video card drivers. Download a new version of the drivers from the manufacturer’s website if necessary.
- Right-click a blank area of your Desktop. Choose “Properties” from the display menu. Click the “Settings” tab. Try different screen resolutions to resolve the problem.
- Determine whether the problem is caused by electrical interference. Electrical interference will make the monitor appear jumpy or wavy. Move any speakers, radios, fans.
If none of the above steps seems to work, then its time for you to buy a new PC display.
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