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Solved: Monitor shuts off randomly...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jdaries, Jun 3, 2005.

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  1. jdaries

    jdaries Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm recently haveing this happen to me more often; my monitor would shut down and the yellow "no signal" box shows up. I would move the mouse and tap on the space bar hoping its in hibernate, check the cable connections, but ultimately I would have to shut it down by pressing and holding the power button. I have noticed that my windows media player is on the last couple times it did this (it has happened atleast 5 times). Please heeeelp!
    Thank you in advance.

    jdaries
     
  2. SkyHi

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    What version of WMP do you have? Have you tried actually disconnecting then reconnecting the monitor cable?

    -SkyHi
     
  3. iaavagent

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    Not sure if WMP has anything to do with it, but your monitor,card, or? maybe defective and needs replacing. Leave monitor etc on for awhile and if it pops off,let it cool down for 1/2 hour and then turn on again. If it comes on, heats up and then pops off again you got something in the electronic circuitry failing and will have to be tested.
    Can you borrow another monitor, hook it to your system and run it to see if it's your monitor?
    I had a monitor that did that {old} and I just hooked up another one and it eliminated the problem. You can buy used or new ones on the cheap.

    I also open up the old monitor and believe me if you don't know anything about electronics it's dangerous and also not much a layman can do. I used to work on TVs and I just gave up and chunked it.Ya need "test equipment!"

    Someone else here might have a suggestion or two so hang in there and ck back.
    Good luck to ya.
     
  4. jdaries

    jdaries Thread Starter

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    Thanks SkyHi and iaavagent,

    WMA V.9 and yes i have disconnected and reconnected the cable. When it does shut down again I will let it "cool off", and give you an update. Thanks again.

    -jdaries-
     
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