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Old 05-21-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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i'm trying to sort out me dad's Monitor -- it flickers into green and pink at different times,.. then shuts down the computer and when it reboots there is no signal at all -- until i leave it off for a few minutes then it comes back...

THE OLD TRICK of giving the PC a good WHACK actually solved it , momentarily,.. it came back a little later and then did the black-screen/reboot trick... but i left it off and now its been oK.... I WHACKED it gently at first around where the video card was,... and it nearly fixed it -- then WHACKED it bit harder (not mentally hard) and it fixed the prob....
That is not an old trick, no one ever recommends giving a running computer a whack
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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That is not an old trick, no one ever recommends giving a running computer a whack
Dude, I whack my computer almost everyday! Even if it is working great, I still whack it before I turn it on just so it knows not to give me any sh.t, ever!
That is the problem with people these days, no on ever whacks their PC, that is why people experience all these PC issues later on. [/sarcasm]
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Dude, I whack my computer almost everyday! Even if it is working great, I still whack it before I turn it on just so it knows not to give me any sh.t, ever!
That is the problem with people these days, no on ever whacks their PC, that is why people experience all these PC issues later on. [/sarcasm]
LOL, Nice
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I had downloaded a short movie from my email and the computer screen became green. the computer didnt responded to anything, till I restarted it, and now it seems OK.
first I thought it was a virus, and from reading this forum I understood its only a problem of the screenq connection?
I want to know whether its safe to open emails from that source or not.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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I had downloaded a short movie from my email and the computer screen became green. the computer didnt responded to anything, till I restarted it, and now it seems OK.
first I thought it was a virus, and from reading this forum I understood its only a problem of the screenq connection?
I want to know whether its safe to open emails from that source or not.
How would we know?
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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He means who sent you the email? Someone you know? Was it an attachment or from a link?
There are programs out tere that send you emails that are spam and virus and the from email looks like someone in your address book.
Before opening the file I would send that person a new message NOT a reply to message asking if they sent you the movie for real.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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If it was only a connection issue a restart would not have fixed it. However if you just bumped it and it went back to normal, the cable probably unseated and reseated itself. Double check your connections.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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well, it was a friend of my friend... I dont realy know her who sent me the movie, but another friend who recieved that mail opened it before me and nothing happend to her computer. so I'm not sure it was a virus.
however, the restart did fix it, so from you have said it wasnt connection...
anyway, thanks for the advices
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