Jump to content
aberdeen-music
Sign in to follow this  
Dave

White screen

Recommended Posts

I'm having a problem with my PC. When I switch it on, nine times out of ten the monitor will only show a blank white screen. If I stand up and look at the monitor from the top, I can just make out the text on screen as it boots up, then the usual desktop background in negative. If this happens, I have to switch the computer on and off several times while starting up until the screen appears as normal.

I'm using a 19" TFT monitor. The graphics card is working normally, and there haven't been any issues once I get the monitor to display as normal. I installed iTunes a couple of weeks ago, which is pretty much when the problems started, so I suspect that may have something to do with it. However, if anyone else has had the same problem, or knows how to fix it, please let me know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, unfortunately it's still doing it. I've been scouring the net for possible solutions, and while it appears it's quite a common problem on PDA's, mobiles and MP3 players, there doesn't seem to be many examples of it happening on a desktop PC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aberdeen Uni computers do this all the time.

It might be something to do with the heat of the monitor, but I'm really not too sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another possible cause is that your graphics card has become unseated from your motherboard a little. This can happen to various computer components because as they heat up and cool down they expand and contract and can move out of position.

The fact this problem appears to disappear once you have switched your PC on and off a few times (i.e. it has warmed up a little) suggests this may indeed be the case.

You can open up your PC and just gently push the graphics card back into the motherboard to make sure it is seated correctly.

No software will be causing this problem if it appears as soon as you switch the PC on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×