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Computer Issues Continue

 So issues continue with DH's computer. It simply isn't recognizing his monitor. It finally came up properly yesterday after more than 30 minutes, but monitors should be fairly instantaneous. So maybe it wasn't the APC? Now that becomes a possibility.

Computer in Flames

I have the same monitor that my DH does, because I purchased his computer less than 6 weeks after I purchased my own and had it configured to be almost identical. So after I have finished with my basic work this morning, I'll pull my own monitor and pull it over to his computer and see if that will make a difference. Then the question is whether it is the monitor, the plug, or the BIOS. I doubt that it is in the computer. When I had the computer at Dale's, it had no problem at all. But I was able to get it powered up immediately here when I returned it home, so I'm not really sure what is going on at all. It is MORE than frustrating and I'm almost at my wit's end. I really can't afford to purchase a bunch of new things, here.

Computer Monitors

So, I'll complete my post today, catch up with my LJ and FB accounts, check my other Emails to see if anything urgent came through that I can't handle on my laptop instead, and pull my monitor from my computer. Then I'll see if my monitor, which seems to be working just fine, works on his computer. I'm running out of options......
  • Current Location: computer cubby
  • Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
  • Current Music: John Williams - 7 Years in Tibet: Regaining a Son
PCs can be very annoying. Check the connecting cable too, try out the one from your computer, just in case. Good luck with it!
It does sound like it might be a cable problem... but if you can't get it solved by switching monitors around, you could try to install the latest drivers for your graphics card, sometimes that helps.
Well, I switched his monitor with mine, keeping the same cables, and it works great now. And mine didn't work with his monitor. So, I need a new monitor . More to put onto my already-groaning credit card. But at least I know what's wrong.

- Erulisse (one L)
Yeah, I just can't win on the $ end. And hopefully whatever I choose will work with my older computer and graphics cards. Technology changes to quickly now-a-days. Thanks for the good wishes from all of my LJ friends.

- Erulisse (one L)
Sorry about the DOA monitor. Consider doing your shopping at places like or the online big boxes like Best Buy. You sometimes get deals there you don't get elsewhere.
If I didn't have to have one by tonight I'd do mail order from New Egg or someone. But...since I do, I'll drop by Best Buy on my way home. Researching on-line, it seemed that their prices were currently the best and it's on the way home.

- Erulisse (one L)