skeeron April 22, 2009 at 10:02:38 Specs: Windows XP Home
Hi, all of a sudden my desktop computer screen goes blank...then after 15 or so seconds the screen comes back..and my open applications are in a frozen state...then it goes blank again..also the Monitor light is still on, so i dont know what the problem could be.....this keeps on repeating until i do a hard shutdown....Any help would be appreciated...Thanks!
I had a similar problem about a month back. The monitor would go black randomly but would come right on a restart. It appeared to be a heat-related problem. Here is what fixed my problem: Removed and cleaned video adapter card and fan with soft bristle paint brush and vacuum. Re-installed card making sure it clicked firmly into place. Removed cpu fan and gave it same treatment. While it was removed I gave the cpu heat sink a good brush and vacuuming, making sure ALL dust had been removed. You should be able to do this without removing the heat sink. While I was on the job I removed, cleaned and re-installed the power supply fan assembly. I have had no problems with black screen since Good luck.
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