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monitor wont go on

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
HEy,i bought a brand new comp off ebay there and was dead excited to get it going,Its been sitting in my room for 2 weeks now and I cant even get past the first step of turning it on.The pc turns on ok but the monitor(my old one,6 years old) wont turn on with it,it has power but the orange light stays on and the screen is off.the guy said it might be because its an old monitor?what do you think can be done

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the GFX card may be messed up to get that problem, try your old graphics card out
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This may sounds stupid but double check the wires, also check for bent pins in the serial lead.
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