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Screen flickers when unplug second monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adanedhel728, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. adanedhel728

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    I'm using a Dell laptop with an AMD Turion64x2 and an ATI Radeon Xpress graphics card. I've been using a second monitor since I got it, and I haven't had any problems with it until recently. I've had to reinstall Vista thanks to an unsuccessful bout with Linux (will try Linux again later). Now I'm having a problem (and I suspect it's my graphics card, but I could be wrong about that) with my monitors. When I'm at home using my second monitor, it's fine, but when I unplug the monitor the screen flickers and won't stop. I used to have no problem unplugging it without restarting or anything, which is good when I take it to school and put it in hibernate. This isn't the first time I've reinstalled Vista, but it's the first time it's started doing this. I'm kind of worried that this might be a symptom of a deeper problem, too. The ATI page just brings me to the AMD page, and the AMD page doesn't have any updated drivers for it.

    Does anybody know how to fix this?
     
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    Oh, I forgot to mention, I already tried updating Vista.
     
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    I think I'm going to have to bump this...
     
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    I would lean towards your having damaged your video card or something or monitors. I would never unplug a monitor without shutting down the computer first.
     
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