Recently the connection from my laptop to monitor has been deteriorating. At first, brushing the HDMI cord would cause the screen to flicker black for a second, but it was no big deal. After a week or so sometimes the connection would stop working altogether and the monitor wouldn't receive a signal. The interesting thing is, when the HDMI cord is plugged into the computer, the monitor senses a connection for a second and turns on, but then proceeds to display "No connection" and go back to sleep. I found that moving the cord around would eventually make the monitor turn back on, but trying other cords had the same result. Finally, I discovered that applying downward pressure on the plug of the cord produced a relatively stable connection. It worked for half a week but now I am getting occasional flickers on the screen again. I suspect a bad HDMI port but could anyone help me identify the problem? Thanks for the help.