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\015 When turning on my HP computer suddenly my monitor screen doesn't open and stay black. \302\240The power light is on, the computer opens and plays the windows music but the screen stays black.\015\012\015\012All connections are hooked solid. \302\240Please explain.\015\012Thanks;\015

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HP desktop computer? Change the monitor cable. The cable from the monitor to the computer, may be bad.

If this doesn't solve it then I suggest the GPU is bad. Graphics Processing Unit. If you have Integrated Graphics, (Also referred to as 'On-Board'), then I suggest buying an average, inexpensive graphics card, and installing it.
You'll have to see what expansion slot, your computer uses for graphics. It may be a PCI slot, or an AGP slot, or a PCI Express x16 slot.

Clear as mud on that last one? Let me give you some links, that might help clear up what an Expansion slot is, and the three types of expansion slots used for a graphics card.
1.Expansion slot:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expansion_slot
2.PCI (local bus):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_(bus)
The link above (No.5) shows a photo of an average motherboard. At the top right you will see two White slots. Those are PCI expansion slots.
Below the PCI slots is a PCI Express x16 slot. It is Black in color.
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