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Old 05-23-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
Vlad_Einhorn
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Unhappy Philips monitor not displaying.


i was in the middle of installing ubuntu when my philips 105MB monitor just went blank. It is completely black. i was at the part after you remove the cd and restart and let it continue installing on its own.
i tried restarting, i can hear the pc restarting but i can't see anything. i tried connecting the monitor to my laptop and pressed Fn+F8 to show my laptop screen on the monitor. nothing. did the installation somehow overclock my monitor and cause it to burn. the color tube isn't blown. the screen is just completely black.
im a newb and would appreciate the help. thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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Have you got EHT on the monitor?

I. e. if you put your hand in front of it (hold the back of your hand to the glass, about a centimeter away) and you turn it on, can you feel static electricity pick up the hairs on your hand?

Don't know if this applies to your screen (some modern monitors seem to remove the effect) but if it is absent then your monitor might have blown.

Also, does your screen "crackle" when you start it up? One can usually hear the "snick-snick" of a monitor powering up quite clearly as it is switched on. If you don't hear this, your screen is most likely gone.

No, I don't think the Linux install had anything to do with it. Modern monitors should normally be impossible to damage with trying to force them to too high a sync rate or something. Nothing in any Linux install (as far as I know) can do this by accident or on purpose and thus damage your hardware.

Most likely your monitor is just done for - i.e . a normal hardware failure, and has nothing to do with Linux.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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it's blown for sure then

no my monitor is one of those new ones that dnt produce static. I'm pretty sure it's on though. you see there;s a lamp on the bottom right corner. when it is receiving input it's green when it's on standby it's yellow and when it's not on it's not on. When i switch it on it does the normal snick snick and the light's green, yet there's no output from the screen and there'sa weird sound that resembles the sound when you get a metal saw to shred through metal bars, sort of like tzzzzzzz tzzzzzzz . There r also sounds of sparks. could it be teh tuner card. can it be fixed? monitors are bloody expensive here, between 60 and 90$ for those big ones. LCD foraround 250$.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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If theres nothing on your monitor at boot up (no POST tests, etc) then it's unlikely to be a problem in Linux.

Otherwise I'd advise using <CONTROL><ALT><BACKSPACE> to change the monitor's resolution. However, I seem to feel that that won't help you......
 
Old 05-24-2005, 04:13 AM   #5
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thanks guys

it's blown then. cuz if the resolution was wrong it would've atleast displayed something at the beginning. thanks for the help you guys. i really appreciate it.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 05:49 AM   #6
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is it possible for me to just use a tv screen as my monitor or will ubuntu give me trouble while the "searching for hardware" part of the installation is going on? my grafix card has an AV out.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 01:06 PM   #7
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Dunno - don't think that will work. Mayhap you might have to do some configuration beforehand, which you can't do cause you don't have a monitor... It also seems that TV out is still a bit iffy with X, you need a specific driver that supports your card, as far as I know.

Maybe it is your videocard? Have you tried another monitor on that same PC? Maybe a videocard is less expensive than a new monitor in your locality. Over here it certainly is.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 12:17 AM   #8
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i have a similar problem, after i installed ubuntu 5.04, i got a blank screen with the monitor LED blinking, tried to press CTRL + ALT + F1 and i got some sort of a terminal login screen. how do i fix this?
 
  


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