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#1 Kurt14

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

Hi, last time my monitor had this behaviour was 1 month ago (around that). It keeps randomly going somehow black and returning, in this black period, I can move my mouse, keyboard etc.. I changed my resolution. Is it problem in my monitor, is it getting old? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Kurt14

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:26 AM

please help me :S

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:33 AM

I had this problem not too long ago. I updated my video driver and it corrected the problem.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:42 AM

How to update the driver? Sorry for this stupid question :S

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:28 AM

Don't "update"...uninstall the current driver and then reinstall it, it's probably damaged.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Scroll down to Display Adapters, double-click.

Double-click detail item now displayed...click Driver tab, click Uninstall button.

Reinstall the video drivers from your Drivers CD...or website of the system manufacturer.

System manufacturer and model?

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#6 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:56 PM

Could also be the physical monitor. the great capacitor plague :o

Easiest way to tell is by swapping monitors with another system for awhile.

Edited by FrankOtheMountaiN, 13 July 2012 - 10:58 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:13 AM

Hi Kurt 14

I had the same problem, i.e. my monitor randomly going black, a few years ago with a previous PC. I concluded that my video card was dying and that it was time to change it.

But first, I had to work out what was killing off my video card. I concluded, with the help of another forum, that the problem was caused by small irregularities in my electricity current, not enough to cause any real problems with my other electrical equipment but enough to slowly kill off the video card.

So I bought a new video card, same make but next model up (changing the 64MB card the PC came with to an 128MB one) and I did not have to install any new drivers, I also bought an eight socket electricity extension with a built in filter.

And since then I have not had any problems with my previous PC or the one I have now.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:10 AM

So I bought a new video card, same make but next model up (changing the 64MB card the PC came with to an 128MB one) and I did not have to install any new drivers, I also bought an eight socket electricity extension with a built in filter.

And since then I have not had any problems with my previous PC or the one I have now.


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Please do make sure to follow up on the guidelines posted by hamluis in post #5.
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#9 Kurt14

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

Hamluis, I have a French windows XP Version, I have a tab called 'Graphic cards' and under it there was 'Intel Q33 Chipset Express Family' - Is that the one I should uninstall?




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