| Still having computer (monitor?) problems...
||[Dec. 5th, 2007|06:00 pm]
Still can't get a monitor signal from my computer. I figured it was probably either the monitor or the video card. So, I tried switching between connectors on the video card as well as trying the analog signal from the cheapo built-in video hardware. No signal either way. So, I think, it must not be the video card that's the problem -- if that were the case, I'd be able to get a signal from the built-in. I opened the case to make sure that nothing had come unplugged; nothing had, though I did some dusting that I should have done earlier.|
So, I think to myself, if it's not the video card, there must be something up with the monitor. Maybe I jarred it or bounced it around too much during the trip back from AV. So I tried connecting my roomie's monitor instead -- same brand, same digital connector, and I know that it works.
Still no signal. The monitor, it seems, wasn't the problem.
At this point, I started to worry that something was seriously wrong with the comp itself. I tried booting up while listening on the headphones. Not only is Windows (Vista) booting, but I'm able to enter my password and log on. I don't want to mess around too much, for fear of accidentally deleting something I'd rather keep; but Windows runs, so it's not a complete system meltdown.
I really have no clue what to make of the situation. The operating system boots, but the only signal to the monitor seems to be a plain black screen. Swapping monitors, connections, cables, and even going from the added to the built-in video hardware gives the same result. Any ideas from the people on my flist who know their way around a PC better than I do? (Um...that would probably be most of you, actually...)