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Dell Display Monitor keeps flashing 'on' and 'off'


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brazicle

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Hello. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with XP installed and my desktop monitor keeps flashing from a black screen back to the regular display screen. The frequency of this has sped up in the past few days. I have looked into my Dell guide that came with the PC and have done all the precatuions it has asked but this flashing continues, i.e. checking monitor connections, display size....Does anyone know what my problem could be? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. -Brazicle.
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Fenor

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Hi brazicle!

Has the monitor you have attached to your computer ever worked properly, or has it been doing this since you have started using this monitor?

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It has worked properly. It started doing this about two months ago, I did all the options in my Dell guide. It continued and than it died down to flashing maybe once or twice when I was on. Now in the past two weeks or so it has become very persistant and has continued to flash from black to normal more rapidly. It worked properly when I bought in March 2005, but since about the start of the year this problem has started.
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If you have one available, attach a different computer monitor to the computer in question and see if the problem still persists. It will help us narrow down whether it is a problem with the monitor itself or with the video port on the computer.

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I don't have an extra monitor, but I do the see point where this could be the video port and not the monitor itself.

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Can you borrow one from a friend? Or bring your box over to your friend's house and hook it up just to test? If you can't, then I suggest you bring it to a local repair shop and just have them plug it in to see if you get a picture or not. They shouldn't charge you for something this simple.

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Hi Fenor,

I am having the same problem as brazicle. I had an extra monitor & tried it and there were no problems. Any idea of what the problem might be with the other monitor?

Thanks so much for any help! :D
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