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Solved Monitor goes black for 1 second

August 20, 2012 at 07:50:26
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb

I recently moved across the country. My monitor came with me in a suit case where as I sent my desktop via UPS. Ever since I set up my computer in my new home, in Oregon, something weird has occurred. The display will momentarily go black, and then return to normal. It happens at periodic, and seemingly random times, but does seem to happen more often when I first turn the monitor on, and then deceases in intervals.

I have read a bit online and most people seem to think it's a video card problem. I have updated the drivers to my 560ti, and the cor temps are around 30c.

So what could it be? Is my Asus monitor crapping out on me? Did it get damaged being loaded on and off the airplane?

Thanks for your help. If you need more information, I'll be happy to provide.

-Alodude


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August 20, 2012 at 22:11:12

I changed the vga chord, and that seems to have worked. The same VGA chord was causing problems in a 2nd computer I have. ....I'm thankful to have found the answer to my problem, but I find it a mystery! I'm just lucky I figured it out. Good luck to all other out there who are experiencing the same thing.


#1
August 20, 2012 at 10:49:20

Possibly (rough treatment). It is also possible that the power in the new local you are in is not as 'clean' as you and your equipment have experienced where you lived prior or that the home you now live in has a ground fault or other electrical issue. You can purchase a plug in outlet tester that will check for ground and polarity issues in order to see if you need to call in a professional electrician to solve the problem. If the outlet(s) test OK then consider a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply or 'battery back up') that can cover for fluctuations in voltage that your equipment may not tolerate well.
Of course double check all connections, cables (internal and to the monitor), and try reseating the video card. If you can manually repeat your problem when just moving around the monitor's power or signal cable, you may just have a bad cable.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 20, 2012 at 12:44:37

Test it on a different system. Might try it with a live cd.

A common reason is the monitor tries to change to some new video setting. Could be almost any reason too.

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#3
August 20, 2012 at 14:10:31

If you have an add-on graphics card then it could be oxide on the edge connectors. These often play up when things get transported.

As said by #2 there are many possible reasons.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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August 20, 2012 at 22:11:12
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I changed the vga chord, and that seems to have worked. The same VGA chord was causing problems in a 2nd computer I have. ....I'm thankful to have found the answer to my problem, but I find it a mystery! I'm just lucky I figured it out. Good luck to all other out there who are experiencing the same thing.

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August 21, 2012 at 05:19:54

Good news, thanks for the feedback.


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#6
August 21, 2012 at 20:58:50

Glad you found the answer, you probably rolled the cord up tightly when transporting it and weakened an already weak cord or more likely the end connector.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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