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  1. thefemail

    thefemail Thread Starter

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    This is a new probelm for me. I thought I've seen them all. About every 10 mintues my computer screen goes blank. THe computer is still on and the monitor light is on but the screen is black. I have to reboot it for it to come back on. I'm now sure where to begin troubleshooting. Could it be the video card, the ribbon to the video card, or the driver, or God forbid could it be the CPU heating up? HELP Please!
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Are you physically doing something when it goes blank? If not, do you have a screen saver set to kick in? Or power management features enabled?
     
  3. Dan O

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    Have you checked your screen saver and power management options? They could cause the problem. What are they set to?
     
  4. thefemail

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    It's not the screensaver. Because I'm actively surfing the net (like I'm always doing) when this happens. Usually I have 2 windows open at the time this happens.
     
  5. thefemail

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    Power management options are set to turn the computer off after 3 hours. Hibernate after 1 hour
     
  6. Dan O

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    As a test select NONE for screen saver, I have it be a problem in the past.
     
  7. thefemail

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    that seemed to have worked. thanks!:D
     
  8. thefemail

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    Arrrrggghhh!! It was gone for about a week or so but now It's back. My screen saver is still disabled, but my screen keeps going blank every 15 or 20 minutes. But the computer is still on. weird stuff going on here.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Do you have another computer you can test the monitor on?
     
  10. thefemail

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    Yes I do. But it's a moose of a monitor. I guess I procrastinated enough that the problem went away. My monitor has been staying on now. weird!
     
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