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    Default Friend unplugged his computer and now it won't work.

    Help, my friend unplugged his computer when he moved to a new place. Now all he gets is a black screen. This is his second computer. He never had a problem when connecting or disconnecting his first computer. So yes, everything is plugged in correctly. What could have gone wrong? Or where to begin? :roll:

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    Make sure that he installed the Monitor cable in the right video card slot.
    If he has a newer computer the serial port should be blue if not it's one of the smaller ports indicated on the back of the computer.
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    Does the Monitor show it has power.
    Moving appliance like monitors can cause damage.
    Try the monitor on another system or another monitor on his system.
    This way you can determine if the problem is the monitor or the graphics card or another fault.
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    shipping could have caused damage, maybe it got too humid, look inside the machine for obvious problems
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    Don't open the monitor - there is nothing you can do inside.

    If, after doing what CDM and Whoozhe suggest, you find that the monitor is faulty then take it to a tech.

    Monitors have components in them which can hold electricity long after they have been unplugged, so by going inside you are risking serious electrical shock.

    I (unfortunately) can tell you from experience.
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