computor monitor flickers and then shuts off

June 23, 2011 at 17:48:41
Specs: Windows XP, 756

hello, over the past few days my computor montior has been flickering alot and then it shuts off and it stays off. it seems like the more i do on here, the more likely it is to shut off. i switched the monitor and it is still doing the same thing. so what do you guys think it could be?

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#1
June 23, 2011 at 17:55:28

Is it a CRT or LCD monitor? Does the monitor have an LED on or near the power button? If so, does it also stay on, stay off, change color or flicker? If it has an LED and it stays on (likely green), then the monitor is likely the culprit. It's receiving a signal from the VGA port but something (signal-wise) inside is dropping out. If it is flickering on and off with the screen, it's again likely something inside the monitor; probably related to the power supply (possibly even just a loose AC cord). If it stays yellow, it's never receiving signal from the port, meaning something inside the PC itself is probably at fault.

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#2
June 23, 2011 at 20:13:24

its and lcd i think, and the light stays on when it flickers. lately the picture has been flickering or getting blurry, and no i'm not drunk, and everything gets like that for a few seconds. sometimes the screen just goes black and then it shuts off, but when i restart the computor everything is fine. and another thing, you said it may be the monitor? well i changed the monitor and it is still doing the same problem, i guess maybe i could try another monitor because i have about 4 or 5 of them. do you also think it might be the video card slowly going out?

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#3
June 24, 2011 at 03:16:42

"...i changed the monitor and it is still doing the same problem... do you also think it might be the video card slowly going out?"

That being the case, then it does sound like you've got a video-card problem.

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