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Can monitor cause startup problems?
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Nov 14, 2001, 08:55 AM
Is it possible that a monitor might cause a computer to have problems starting up? (i.e. initializing video). My StarMax clone has problems when starting up. The monitor doesn't come on unless I shut the computer off and boot it back up. I put in a new clock battery, made sure all RAM and card were seated tightly but this didn't help. Thanks for any advice.
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Nov 17, 2001, 10:02 PM
I've seen this behavior with some of the 604e era machines. Mostly hanging on startup unless a monitor is hooked up, and/or on. I have experienced the failure of a machine to "wake up" the video correctly from time to time, after them machine has been deeply asleep. That is, not just monitor powered down, but hd spun down and all that. Only solution I ever found was switching the monitor for a different (newer) one. That seemed to have cleared it up. I'm sure there are other less drastic solutions.
If its already broken, how can I mess it up by trying to fix it?
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