I was creating a webpage using Netscape Composer. Suddenly my monitor went “black” – not really black, but a very dark greenish/greyish colour. I powered down to reboot, and I could hear all of the normal sounds of Windows coming up. But the only thing on the monitor was a pulsating irregular green spot in the centre, very reminiscent of the little dot in the middle of old-time TV tubes when you power them down.
I tried to power down the monitor, but it wouldn’t let me. So I powered down the computer again, and I was able to power down the monitor when the computer was off. When I pushed the monitor power button again, I got the little graphic that says “check your monitor power”. I powered up the computer and I’m using it now.
I’m using a Gateway computer system with NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 and an EV700 plug’n’play monitor.
So WTF happened? Am I losing my monitor? Do I need a new card?