Ok.. I have a flatscreen 15" monitor which recently, wont come on when i switch the pc off at night. It has only started doing this since I started to switch the monior off as well as the console (I know what you are thinking...dont switch monitor off then...well Ive tried that and it still wont come on ).
When i switch the pc on my monitor light is on and the screen clicks then nothing..black screen and the light stays on (green). I have tried unpluggin and replugging the monitor and after a while when i have persistenly switched the on/off button on the front of monitor it eventually comes on.
I have checked the monitor settings and realised that the brightness was waaay too high so have adjusted that and the contrast. Also saw that the hz was at 72 instead of 60 (am not technical so forgive me please lol) so adjusted that to 60 as it should be.
I have tried troubleshooting..right clicking the desktop to find the settings for the screensaver..all that and still no luck.
I am now putting pc in hibernation mode..have done that twice. First night i switched off the monitor -next morning switched it on - then console...nothing..black screen or it flashes white then black screen but green on/off light stays on and i cant switch it on or off without unplugging.
My setting for the monitor allow hibernation which i ticked recently so i could do that. But my energy saving settings (something called Engery Star which i have never messed with) say NEVER to switching off.
Are my settings contradicting each other or is monitor on its way out (purchased with pc in 2001)
If anyone can help me in non technical terms I would be very very grateful as now I have no idea where to go or what to do.
Many thanks hope i havent rabbitted on for too long - its been way too long since ive been here - forgive me