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Repeated problem. The power is on. Blue light is on. The cords are good. The pins are straight. The monitor displays flawlessly except the screen goes blank. I just left it unplugged for 10-20 minutes, turned on my computer again and I now have picture. Can a monitor overheat? Is this monitor going out?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Yes, a monitor can over heat. A CRT would be more likely to do that than a flat panel monitor. It could be that the monitor is going bad. How old is it? Is it a CRT?
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It's a flat screen. Better to replace it or fix it?
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It's 14 months old. Just past the warranty.
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Prices have come down on flat panel monitors. I have seen them at Sam's Club for less than $200.00. You could probably find a CRT for half of that. Fix it? That would depend on what kind of cost estimate you get from a shop you trust. Does the repair cost compare favorably vs replacement?
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Thank you for your time. I think I'll limp along then but a new one. Thanks again.
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