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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.

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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