Solved V7 22 monitor does not come on right away

August 13, 2011 at 04:16:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have a V7 22" W monitor and I am running a GeForce video card. I have had the monitor about 4 yrs. It has worked flawlessly this whole time, and now I am noticing a problem with it that I am thinking is the monitor, but not sure if that's the problem and what to do about it.

I have my computer set to shut down the monitor after 20 minutes of idle time. I recently noticed that in the morning when I go to "wake up" the monitor by rolling the mouse, that it does not come on immediately. There is an orange indicator light and when I roll the mouse, the light disappears totally. After maybe 15 seconds, the indicator light blinks green about 2-3 times and goes back out. This happens 3 or 4 times, and eventually the monitor comes on and works perfectly. I also have this problem if I shut the entire computer down and it has had time to "cool down". The monitor takes forever. Is there something going wrong with the monitor and this is "advance warning" or is it something to do with the video card? Like I said, when it's on...it's perfect!


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#1
August 13, 2011 at 05:06:51
How do you have the computer configured? Is it on all the time or are you using sleep mode. How does the monitor react to a cold boot?

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#2
August 13, 2011 at 06:15:50
My computer is on all the time, and I just set the monitor to "turn off" after 20 minutes of being idle. On a cold boot I have the same problem. Starts with an orange light (not amber) and then the light goes out and I have no light at all. After maybe a minute, the indicator light blinks green twice and then goes out. It does the green blinking thing 2 or 3 times and eventually comes on. Like I said, it is perfect once it's on! I might add that if I manually turn it off on the front of the monitor before I go to bed for some reason, when I turn it on in the morning.....same thing. It's almost like once it cools down, it doesn't want to start up again?

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#3
August 13, 2011 at 07:00:27
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Well, then that's a monitor problem. Sounds like the backlight is starting to fail. If you can, try it on another machine. If it does the same thing, it's on it's way out. It usually doesn't pay to get it fixed, so I would just live with it until you can afford another one. Good Luck.

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#4
August 13, 2011 at 07:12:08
Thanks Grasshopper.....that's kinda of what I was thinking too, but just needed a second opinion!

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#5
August 13, 2011 at 07:13:39
You're welcome and good luck.

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