Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:02 PM
If when this happens the screen stays black and never displays anything. P.O.S.T. or PB logo then it isn't software.
It sounds as if it is most likely the Monitor, much less likely the video card.
The best test is to try the monitor on a different computer and see if the trouble happens.
The Dell monitor I'm using does something similar. I have to have the computer running before I turn it on or I have to power cycle it to get a display. When I switch the KVM I have to make sure to select a input that has video or I have to power cycle it. Sometimes when I switch inputs the screen is funny so I have to switch a couple of times.
Why Am I still using it I hear you say? Because I'm frugal and it is paid for. When it drops completely dead I'll replace it.
Try the trouble shooting test I gave and Good Luck
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