Monitor keeps blacking out

January 26, 2007 at 22:29:26
Specs: windows xp pro, 2ghz/512mb

alright, this is a problem that my friend keeps getting and its really confusing both of us
this is what he asked me to say:

please someone has to know the solution to this, or he will never stop nagging me!


I have been having this problem for a few days now. When i turn on my computer it works fine for about ten minutes and then the monitor turns gray for a second and then turns black. It then stays black or if i am lucky turns back on after a few seconds. If it does turn back on the graphics are messed up and then it turns back off again. If i reset the computer it often dosen't work until i leave it for an hour

When the computer is turned off but the monitor is still on. The light on it (the monitor) blinks green which i think it means No Signal mode. This also occurs when the screen goes black above. The point of this comment is i think it is not receiving a signal from the graphics card.

I also tried updating the graphics card drivers but it said i had the latest

The computers specs are

2 Ghz

512 ram

Radeon 9550 graphics card (not onboard)

Running Windows Xp

This problem has only been occurring recently below are some pictures of the problem i took as it occurred again this morning

Computer went black http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?... my reflection >_>

Monitor light blinks-http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3870zz3.jpg

Computer comes back on and some graphics are messed up - After a minute Radeon popped a message up sayign they recovered the graphics Card(the blurry screen was my camera butt he google firefox logo was the computer)
-http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3870zz3.jpg

A few seconds later it turned off again

My dad's idea was sticking a fan behind the computer incase it was overheating but it didn't worka s we did this before it crashed

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/...

Anyway what do you recommend.

Thankyou in advance

Also sorry if there are any typos


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#1
January 26, 2007 at 22:38:34

I noticed i posted the wrong picture for the graphics messed up so it is here
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/...

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#2
January 26, 2007 at 22:54:51

sorry, i did another mistake again


Computer went black
http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?...

the thing put -ignore on the end of the link


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#3
January 27, 2007 at 15:18:59

They say a picture tells a thousand words but in this case you may just as well have photographed the screen with the power off... it does not tell a single thing. From tour description I would think that the power supply in your monitor may be at fault particularly as you say it works after a switch off for an hour or so. I would start by substituting a monitor... if another monitor is OK then your problem is solved.

Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!


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#4
January 27, 2007 at 16:57:06

If Ewen's suggestion of swapping the monitor didnt resolve yr problem.
Check the video card: is the video card on board fan running, are all your internal PC fans running ?

Over heated cards / internal PC components will show some very strange faults.

TerryF


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#5
January 28, 2007 at 23:17:31

he's tried changing the monitor (well i told him to), and the problem still kept comming up

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