|I have had the monitor for around 5 years, although it has only be used for around 3.5 years.|
This is a very strange issue.
About 15 minutes after turning the monitor on yesterday (for the first time in a while), it briefly "blank" screened (with the power still on) and then returned to its original state (without me touching the computer). It did this twice in around 40-60 minutes. Afterwards I swapped the DVI cable round with a new one and tested it for around 60 minutes. No such issues.
Yet the original DVI cable works fine with my other monitor (Samsung).
So my question is, could it be a faulty DVI cable, or is it some internal hardware issue within the monitor itself?
Could the DVI cable switch just be a coincidence?
I have heard explanations along the lines of faulty inverters and/or capacitors. I have also heard that it could be a surge in power that affects the monitor.
What do you guys think?