Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGC-V617G PC Desktop ?

Black Screen Every time I start up my computer, you can hear everything running but the screen is black. We had a Dell tower and monitor before and everything worked fine, but my boyfriend and his brother decided to trade towers and now we have a dell monitor and a gateway tower. Ever since they switched, the screen has gone black. But it worked for his brother before they switched? When we first turned it on since the trade, it was black and in the middle of the screen it said "on power safe mo


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Look in the back of the Gateway where you currently have the video cable connected. If there are two connectors, (Side by Side) there than disconnect & re-connect to the other. Your display should come up. Don't be fooled. Most Pc's that have no display on their monitor is not a monitor problem but a computer problem.
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