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Monitor has been going black...3 times today

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remember we thought it may have to do with memory? But, it has done it 3 times now it memory? Is it the monitor? I checked the cables to and from the monitor..they seem it something I have no clue about???? I need to some someone who can come here and check this out.

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Re: monitor black

In reply to: Monitor has been going black...3 times today

Probable causes:
1. Monitor bad. Try another monitor and see if it works correctly.
2. Video card bad. Try another video card (that's much more work than a monitor!)
3. Power-saving settings. Those should only apply if it goes black after a certain time (15 minutes, 30 minutes, whatever the setting is) of inactivity. You don't tell about that, so I thought I'd mention the possibility. There's nothing wrong with a monitor going black if you don't use the machine for a certain time.


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not the settings

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I was using it and it just went this morning..I turned on the computer and turned on the monitor...( I shut the monitor off whenever I am not using..even when I put in standby) the screen came up then went black...I had to turn off the monitor and turn back on for it to come back up....ahhhh...I really appreciate everyone here who helps us

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Then It's Time To Test With...

In reply to: not the settings

...a different known "good" monitor per Kees' suggestion above.. We've had a number of LCD monitors which show the symptoms you've reported just prior to dying completely..

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: Then It's Time To Test With...

thanks much...If I have to buy a new monitor AND memory...where is the best place/ I know I can get from HP but I will most likely pay much more...right??

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I Check For Local Retailers And..

In reply to: Grif

..from online locations such as those below:

Specifically for memory:

For all other things computer:

Frequently, our local retailers, BestBuy, Circuit City, Office Depot, etc. will offer a better deal than others.. Basically, I shop around for such things. For example, I recently purchased a 22" widescreen, 2 ms, 3000-1 contrast, LCD monitor for $229 at BestBuy and it was cheaper than I could find anything comparable elsewhere. It's no longer on "sale" though.. Sorry..

Hope this helps.


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Monitor going black:

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I have a window xp also. / Home edition. / Full package deal. / But
in approx: 11 months. / The monitor did not go black, but went completly white. / I had a computer tech come to the house and checked
the monitor,cpu, the whole nine yards. / He told me the monitor was
shot. / But everything else was good. / So I up-graded from a 17" to a 19". / For me, the monitor seemed a better quality than what came with the window xp package. / Do you remember the old tube type television sets. / Your proably to young. / But when the picture tube was about to go out. The picture would get smaller and smaller and darker. / Until there was only a light dot on the screen. / And the next time you turned the TV on. A full screen at first. But then the process would start all over. An idication that the screen."or in your case",the monitor is going out. / Good Luck! I maybe over the hill. But I'm not under it. /////////////////Charley.

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I do remember that..I was a child then..but I still know those tv's. I have a 19 inch.."package" deal..maybe I will upgrade to a 22 in and get a better one..thanks.

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