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#1 itsallabouthayden

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:38 AM

Hi. So I'm sorta new at all this and I was wondering if there was a problem with my computer or if my monitor just has blown fuses. Occasionally (2 to 4 times a week) after logging on my monitor blacks out and it will automatically restart. If it doesn't restart and you push the button the monitor to turn the screen back on it will refuse to turn back on and will eventually restart after pressing the button about eight or nine times. Is this a virus problem or just the monitor?

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#2 jwinathome

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

Sounds like the monitor, do you have another monitor to test? Also, can you test that monitor on another computer?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:51 AM

I might have one more, but my sister may have taken it when she moved. But to test it, how would I do that if it doesn't happen every time?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:30 PM

When it happens , does the LED on the monitor stay green or turn orange? Your computer could also be overheating. Have you ever had the sides off and given it a good cleaning
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:09 AM

I had a similar problem.

The picture on the Monitor would just black out, but the light on the switch would stay green, indicating that it was still on.

Switching the Monitor off and back on would restore the picture, but only for a short period. This period got shorter and shorter, until it would only stay on for a few seconds.

Like you, I was concerned if it was something to do with the Computer, or just the Monitor.

After double checking all the connections several times, I decided to take the plunge and get another Monitor.

After installation, I held my breath, praying that the screen would not "blink".

Happy to say everything is all ok.

Hope this helps

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:30 PM

Lately it hasn't done that but thats how it always has been. It will do that one day then again some other day. And no, the light on the monitor does not stay green, it goes orange.




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