Troubleshooting The Most Common Computer Monitor Problems
Problems with the computer monitor are not common, but they will make your life miserable if you are unable to complete your work. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common computer monitor problems, as well as solutions to each of them.
Computer monitor problems are typically associated with hardware issues, but some issues may be caused by software. Bottom line: don't freak out! Maintain your calm and consult this troubleshooting guide.
PROBLEM #1: MONITOR WON’T TURN ON
Check that the monitor's power cable is properly connected to a working outlet or power strip.
Attempt using a different power cable or electrical socket.
Check and make sure that the power button isn't stuck.
PROBLEM #2: DEAD PIXEL
When you turn the monitor on and off, try applying pressure with your finger. Hopefully, this will help jump-start the electrical signal being sent to the pixel.
If that doesn't work, try a program that rapidly changes the monitor's colors.
PROBLEM #3: THE MONITOR IS ALREADY TURNED ON
BUT THERE IS NO PICTURE
1. Check that the video cable is securely connected to the CPU.
2. If the monitor power indicator light is green but you still can't see anything on the screen, turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off. After you've turned it off, restart it by pressing the power button on the CPU.
If a picture appears unexpectedly, you may be experiencing a problem with your Windows display settings. The resolution may be set too high, or the refresh rate of the monitor may be set incorrectly.
Start the system in "Safe Mode" and make any necessary changes to the display settings. When changing the settings, start with the lowest resolution and refresh rate.
3. Position a lamp or flashlight directly in front of the monitor. If you can see a picture in the background with the light on it, the monitor's backlighting is likely to be faulty, and the screen will need to be replaced.
4. Connect a different computer or CPU to the monitor.
Replace the video cable if it still does not display a picture.
If it displays a picture, troubleshoot the first computer's video card.
PROBLEM #4: IMAGE COLOR AND RESOLUTION ISSUES
Try updating the driver.
If that doesn't function properly, you may need to replace your video card entirely. This is fairly common in older computers. As a result, check to see if your computer is about to retire, because you may want to consider purchasing a new PC entirely.
PROBLEM #5: VIDEO LIGHT IS TOO DARK OR BRIGHT
Reset the display settings to default.
If you've changed the brightness and contrast settings and the screen still appears dark, you may need to have the monitor repaired.
PROBLEM #6: IMAGES ON THE SCREEN DO NOT MATCH THE SCREEN SIZE
Check your monitor’s documentation to see the maximum resolution you can use.
In Windows 10, right-click an open area in Desktop, select Display settings, select Advanced display settings, select the Resolution.
PROBLEM #7: FLICKERING MONITOR
Try unplugging and reattaching the video input and output cables firmly.
Increase the Refresh Rate in Windows to reduce flicker on your monitor.
In Windows 10, right-click an empty area on the Desktop, then select Display settings, Advanced display settings, and Display Adapter properties. Select the refresh rate that is appropriate for your monitor by clicking the Monitor tab.
PROBLEM #8: MONITOR AND VIDEO CARD PROBLEM
Reset the video card.
Change the video.
Replace the video card.
PROBLEM #9: CRACK OR VISIBLE SPOT ON THE SCREEN
Unfortunately, a large crack or black spot on the screen indicates physical damage caused by a blunt force. If the crack is distracting you or you can't see much of the image, the best solution is to replace it with a new monitor.
It is beneficial to be aware of what to do if problems arise while using your monitor. If you believe you have exhausted all possibilities for resolving problems with your computer monitor, it may be time to send it to a technician to be professionally checked and repaired.
Of course, the best precautionary strategy to avoid problems like this is to buy the best monitor. Don’t fall for cheap prices, because there’s a big chance that you’re purchasing a monitor that will only last for a few months.