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Monitor Intermittent at Start-Up


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#1 alorac

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

Before my monitor first displays an image, it blinks on and off several times for up to ten seconds. Once the monitor displays an image, it keeps working. This is a new problem and it occurs when the computer is first turned on as well as when awaking from a "sleep." Is this likely a problem with the monitor, with the video board, or something else? How do I troubleshoot this problem, other than by replacing parts by trial-and-error? What advice can you give me? I fear that if I ignore this problem, the monitor may remain blank and my computer becomes useless.

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Video board is NVIDIA GeForce 6100
Monitor is Envision EPI 215336
Computer is emachines T6216 running Windows XP SP3

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

To determine if it is a monitor or component issue the simplest way is to try a different monitor.

Is the problem monitor a LCD "flat panel" or the older CRT [kind of looks like a TV] ?
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