Saturday, 6 October 2012
MONITOR TESTING GUIDELINES
Locate a monitor; notice the appearance of the monitor. If the cable has a 9-pin connector, it's either Monochrome, CGA, or EGA. If there is a label with 3-colors on it, then it's probably CGA or EGA. If the monitor has the word "Enhanced" on it, it's probably an EGA monitor.
If the cable has a 15-pin connector, it is a VGA monitor.
Plug the monitor into the appropriate test PC and turn on both the monitor and PC.
Use some kind of software to test the monitor's display capability (Checkit, PC Probe, SYSCHK, etc.)
If the screen displays properly, label the monitor and store it in the appropriate place in the lab.
If the monitor does not display correctly, test and make sure that the monitor is attached to the correct video card.
If the monitor is REALLY DEAD, indicate this on the dead monitor log and dispose of the monitor.
If you need assistance, let someone know.
If you're unsure of whether a monitor is OK or not, label the monitor as such and move on.