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Dell 17" crt will no longer turn on. As soon as I push the on button it
makes the standard turn on noise but immediately shuts itself off. I tried
holding the button in to no avail. Is this repairable or is it now a
paperweight? Also in case I have to replace it what are the top 3 reliable
monitors? I have plenty of desk space so an LCD flat screen is not a
priority although it is better for the eyes. I see many discounts but not
sure of the quality of the different makes available.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Disconnect the monitor from the computer completely and
    if the monitor is ok you will get a "check signal" display
    on the monitor. If you get this on the monitor then
    the problem is the video connection on the computer
    or something else with the computer.
    If you have another computer or monitor, swap computers/monitors
    to also test this way.
    Dave
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Terrie Lucero wrote:
    >
    > Dell 17" crt will no longer turn on. As soon as I push the on button it
    > makes the standard turn on noise but immediately shuts itself off. I tried
    > holding the button in to no avail. Is this repairable or is it now a
    > paperweight? Also in case I have to replace it what are the top 3 reliable
    > monitors? I have plenty of desk space so an LCD flat screen is not a
    > priority although it is better for the eyes. I see many discounts but not
    > sure of the quality of the different makes available.

    Are you sure that it's getting a signal?

    Check your cable connections.

    Notan
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    David <davids1165@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Disconnect the monitor from the computer completely and
    > if the monitor is ok you will get a "check signal" display
    > on the monitor. If you get this on the monitor then
    > the problem is the video connection on the computer
    > or something else with the computer.
    > If you have another computer or monitor, swap computers/monitors
    > to also test this way.
    > Dave

    Along this same topic, a loose video adapter plagued a coworker
    recently. He wasn't seeing the monitor sync after a recent office
    move which probably jarred the video card loose. The back pins
    on the card completely cleared the AGP slot. :)
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    It's doesn't seem to be a no video or no signal issue. Terrie said it don't
    turn on (or it turns off right away), so it kind of looks like a power
    issue. I don't think it's going to be a cheap fix, but I don't know for
    sure. Most monitors today aren't worth the repair costs relative to the
    replacement cost. As for quality monitors, I'm not sure, haven't been in the
    market for three or more years. I'm still plugging along on my cheapie KDS.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I have worked in the past on CRT displays and this is a safety feature of
    the monitor. The internal power supply your power cord plugs into is shot.
    Rather than the display blowing up, there are safety fuses that will cut the
    power off. It would be to expensive to repair. You can really get any CRT
    display these days. All the quality is about the same and you can get some
    really good prices on a 17" or even a 19" display. I now work on LCD display
    and can answer most questions regarding them.


    "Terrie Lucero" <terrielucero@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:BE709F5A.203A7%terrielucero@cox.net...
    > Dell 17" crt will no longer turn on. As soon as I push the on button it
    > makes the standard turn on noise but immediately shuts itself off. I
    tried
    > holding the button in to no avail. Is this repairable or is it now a
    > paperweight? Also in case I have to replace it what are the top 3
    reliable
    > monitors? I have plenty of desk space so an LCD flat screen is not a
    > priority although it is better for the eyes. I see many discounts but not
    > sure of the quality of the different makes available.
    >
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