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Monitor Going Black, Not Coming Back

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PeterBorgo, Apr 13, 2010.

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  1. PeterBorgo

    PeterBorgo Thread Starter

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    Like some other people on the forum, I've been having trouble with my monitor shutting off while I'm using it. However, it always stays that way until I restart the computer. I've even tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, but it stays black until the computer is shut off or restarted. It seems to be random, but also seems to be getting progressively better (Letting me stay on longer periods before it goes black) but every once in a while it'll go black right near the beggining again. The monitor isn't technically off when this happens, it just goes into the power saving mode, and the quick message saying it's doing that pops up every time. Also, I'm fairly sure there are some viruses on the computer, not sure if they're the root of this, but removing them is proving to be very annoying when the screen decides to go away whenever it feels like it. Oh, and processes and everything are still running even when the monitor isn't.
     
  2. frankjohn

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    Have you tried a test with another monitor?
     
  3. RowdyMoody

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    i would try to plug in another monitor, and see if it goes black as your other one does, if so then you can cross the monitor off the list of possible suspects, if not then your monitor is deffinately screwed, which is seemingly what may be going on because i too had the same problem and i had to buy a new monitor. test another monitor
     
  4. PeterBorgo

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    Alright, I got another monitor on, but the same problem came up on that one. It seems like it just cuts off the feed between the monitor and the computer, and doesn't come back on till a restart. Also, I'm fairly sure I cleared up the virus problem as well, so I'm starting to doubt those were the root of the problem either.
     
  5. RowdyMoody

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    have you tried updating your video card drivers? that may be causing the problem. if you have the latest drivers installed i would think its a possibility that maybe your video card is shot and its time for a new one?
     
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