I rolled out of bed this morning, made a cup of joe, sat down and switched on my computer Monitor and…watched the screen fade to white. Like, totally white.
I did the usual cable-rattling, multi-booting and Googling without much luck (looks like a common problem with laptops, though).
As demonstrated by this crappy photo I stole off the net, my graphics card’s main plug is the one in the middle, the DVI. It doesn’t have the top one, the old VGA, but it does have several variations on Hdmi. My monitor has VGA and DVI. BUT! I have an HDMI to VGA adapter thingie (huh! Wonder how that happened). Trust me: this paragraph made sense.
So I’ve got my monitor plugged into the HDMI-to-VGA. It works. Everything looks wrong and shit, but it works. (Hence probably no shiny new monitor for weasel, boo!).
So! Is the HDMI cable screwed? Is the HDMI port on the card Screwed, or the one on the monitor? Do I just need to take it all apart, give it a good shake and a clean, and put it together again? Who cares? I’ve brought a shit-ton of work home this weekend and I don’t have time to mess with it!
Hope yours goes better…see you after the weekend.