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Monitor goes blank, works in safe mode

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by haplef, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. haplef

    haplef Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2008
    This problem started yesterday.

    I was in the middle of using Solid Works and the monitor went blank, my PC was still running, the music i still had int he background was still playing even.

    The power light on the monitor is not loosing power, a short while after it seems to loose its signal from my PC it displays a standard "searching for signal" type of message, as if it was not connected at all.

    After this original occurrence i restarted my computer, and it seemed to be OK while i used it for about a hour. However, later that day when i got back from class it had done it again (sometime while i was away) while it was just sitting at the desktop.

    Now the screen seems to "loose signal" within a minute of turning on, unless i run in safe mode where everything seems to work fine.

    Things i have tried:

    Over Heating:
    Video Card, CPU, RAM, the monitor itself, nothing feels even warm to the touch.

    Drivers (Video):
    The first thing i tried while running in safe mode was to uninstall my old drivers, and then reinstall new ones.

    Resolution Issues:
    I dont think it could be an issue with resolution, simply because it goes off randomly during normal operation, not at any special time

    Viruses etc??:
    AVG didn't pick anything up, i uninstalled AVG and got a fresh copy of the the newest version, still nothing. After that yeiled nothing, i uninstalled it and installed the lasted version of McAfee i could get my hands on (8.5i) it also found nothing.

    A few days ago when i ran spybot it found a few things (i think they were all tracking cookies) but i cant remember names.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  2. haplef

    haplef Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2008
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