When i awaken my computer , the screen flashes on then off.

December 30, 2012 at 05:44:30
Specs: Windows XP

I HAVE A PLANAR MONITOR. IT HAS SURVIVED 2 COMPUTERS AND WAS WORKING FINE, UNTIL RECENTLY WHEN I WENT TO AWAKEN IT AND IT FLASHED ON THEN OFF. I HAD TO KEEP TURNING IT OFF AND ON UNTIL IT FINALLY STAYED ON. I'M ONLY ASSUMING THAT IT IS MY MONITOR.
ANY IDEAS?

JEFF


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#1
December 30, 2012 at 06:57:20

Yes, the monitor is faulty, probably the power button or the contacts behind it. I,m not a TV or monitor expert but it may be fixable if you know someone who mends them.

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#2
December 30, 2012 at 09:11:47

It is most likely the good ole' monitor as Phil and you suspect, but it could be a failed video card/on board controller, if a new monitor does not solve the problem.

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#3
December 30, 2012 at 09:30:32

Make sure the connections are tight too, just in case. Probably not the issue, but often overlooked in the diagnostics.

:: mike


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#4
December 30, 2012 at 10:08:28

If you get a chance to try it on another computer (or someone else's on yours) that would prove the point.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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