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Monitor Blacking Out?

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Hi, everyone...

I have a 4 yr old DELL PC. The last few days after using the PC , my flat screen monitor blacks out. The only light visible is the inside slight flashing when kind of illuminates the bottom portion of the monitor..assuming that is the ON switch light, maybe? It happens when the screen saver comes on (which is set to NONE). Then, I have to unplug the PC completely and wait a while to turn it back on. I can hear the PC processes running, so I don't think it is the PC, but maybe the monitor? I read online about "vidoe card bad", "backlight bad", etc...It isn't dim WHEN it is working, just goes black/blank after a while. ANy thoughts?? I need my PC for my new job. Thanks a bunch!
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there are two scenerios happening.

1)your monitor has a power issue resulting in the improper power saving/power initialization. I have a viewsonic that is doing the same thing. I was able to hook it up to a different pc and it exhibited the same results. Bought a new monitor to resolve my issue. What leads me to this conclusion is that when you reboot the pc, it sends a specially craft signal to the monitor that causes it to reinitialize.

2)you video card is having issues and may need to be replaced. I doubt this is the issue. Only way to tell is to test our monitor on another system.

You've gotten some good live from your monitor. You might think about upgrading to a bigger/better monitor.
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