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Upon reading what is going on, my first thought is that your video card is having an issue. Try plugging monitor into either another computer or a laptop to see if it works properly.
If so, then that confirms my suspicions.
Please let me know.
Thanks for getting back so to me quickly.
If is is a video card issue, then replacement of the video card is the solution.
This does happen frequently when video cards go bad, and your not the first person to think they have a bad monitor, when it was just the video card not sending the signal required to bring the monitor to life from a standyby mode.
I am a bit confused by the type of connection you use from the computer to monitor though. Are you sure its not DVI?, which is commonly used on the macs.
How about giving me the model number of that Samsung.
I figured it was, but you never know. :)
Your monitor also has a vga plug in also, if you can borrow a cord, you can verify that it works by useing that plug from another computer.
The cord looks like this.
Or you can find another computer that utilizes a dvi connection, which most do nowadays.
Now if after all is said and done, and you have confirmed the monitor is fine, you just need to change out your video card. The cost really depends upon what you currently have and what you replace it with.
I am guessing your mac is a G5 tower, but you never really did say what model it was.
If you woudl give me that, I can provide more information.
Your monitor does also have an svideo input, so if you had a portable dvd player, you could test it that route also. Also has composite, so if you had an xbox 360, could test that route also.
Just tossing ideas at you.
You welcome for the link, was just an example, as there is no way I would spend 50 bucks for one of those.
But I hope you saw the next post showing that you could also use a composite cable from a xbox360 if you happen to have one of those.
Regardless, keep me updated :)
Yeah, though on occasion monitors do go bad, its very rare , specially Samsung.
My bet is the video card needs replaced, but just not before testing via the methods I described to you to be certain.
I look forward to results.