Viewsonic monitor turns itself off

December 28, 2010 at 01:48:15
Specs: Windows XP, Intel i7 860/4GB
I have a problem with my monitor. It's a Viewsonic VX2439wm monitor and it keeps failing often and randomly.

It can occur at any time, in the middle of intense graphics such as playing a game or even when it's just idling at desktop. The screen will go black and the power indicator will start flashing. The screen will turn on momentarily each time the power indicator is on (can be seen in the dark) but will then turn off again. The power indicator appears for only a split second. The screen seems to eventually start working again after some time but this too is random. It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour to start working again but it's just a matter of time before it fails.

It is not my computer as I can still click around on the screen and still do things even though I can't see what I'm clicking on. If I have a program still running, it will continue as if nothing is wrong although I can't see anything. It has failed in the middle of Skype calls and also in the middle of games where I've been able to shoot and move around and in fact "play the game".

I have tried pulling the power cord for the monitor out, which will cause the screen to stop. Once the power is pushed back in it will continue from where it left off.

I have disconnected the monitor cable from the computer and plugged in other monitors and these other monitors have worked (but only after resetting as they can't pick up a signal unless I reset).

If I reset with the troubled monitor plugged in, it won't fix it. I've tried numerous cables which all won't fix it. The power is plugged into the power board where all my other computer cables are, but I have also tried it in an empty wall socket where it still eventually failed.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem is or how it can be fixed?

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December 28, 2010 at 03:52:38
The internal power adapter would be my first suspect. There is nothing an amateur can do about it. Take it to a tech for assessment before deciding whether to repair or replace.

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December 28, 2010 at 12:36:56
Have you tried running other monitors for any length of time? Sounds like your graphics is not sending a signal during the periods you are having issues. That is more likely than an issue with the monitor itself. If the monitor indicator light turns orange that is an indication there is not signal being sent.

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