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Thread: My computer monitor only turns on when I turn it to 45-90 degrees from facing me

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    My computer monitor only turns on when I turn it to 45-90 degrees from facing me

    For the life of me, I cannot formulate a scenario that would plausibly cause this.
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    Check the plugs. One of the plugs might be loose, and turning the monitor causes it to connect.
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    Yeah. Wonky power connector. Try a new lead. If that doesn't work, there's a problem with the power connection in the monitor.

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    Tried that. That's what I figured. Oh well. Thank you :-)
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    If you carefully measure the power connector, there are quite a few types, especially the diameter of the central pin, the components are cheap to buy and relatively easy to solder into place. If that is not possible solder the low voltage supply direct to the contacts, noting polarity of course. All those little connectors are weak links especially when strained sideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxicality View Post
    Tried that. That's what I figured. Oh well. Thank you :-)
    Sorry. This is ambiguous.

    You tried it and it's still problem?

    That doesn't rule it out as the problem; it just means it's worse than you assumed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC426913 View Post
    Sorry. This is ambiguous.

    You tried it and it's still problem?

    That doesn't rule it out as the problem; it just means it's worse than you assumed.
    And probably not the cable, but the connector on the monitor.

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    Why not just move your chair and keyboard so you are in front of it again

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