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CreeSweetSage

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Hi,
I starting experiencing a problem with my monitor yesterday. It's a emachine monitor, 17 months old(not a flat screen).
Yesterday, out of no where the monitor menu popped up all by itself. I clicked it down. a little while later( like 30 seconds) it popped up again. I clicked it down, it popped back up. Sometimes it pops up rapidily. Or locks on. I rebooted.
It kept happening. I checked to see if the plug- in were tight and they are.
It's very frustrating as I can not see the middle of the screen.
I unplugged the monitor overnight. It didn't happen until about 10 minutes after the monitor was on.
Now, it happens randomly. Sometimes it will pop up and stay on the screen for a minute or two and then disappear.
Other times I have to click it down.
What is going on that this is happening? Should I be planning my monitor's funeral?
I checked all the buttons in the front and they are not stuck in.
Is there anything I can do for it?
Thanks, Cree!!
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Should I be planning my monitor's funeral?

Sounds like it. You did all the obvious - checked cabled and buttons. Typically I would say try that monitor on another machine to see if the problem follows the monitor, or stays with the computer - but since this is the monitor's internal menu system, I feel certain the problem is with the monitor.

Check your warranties. I would be surprised if eMachine's warranty is more than 1 year, but the monitor's might.
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Thanks!
I figured it caught the Swine flu and it was terminal. I guess, I go looking for another monitor today!!
Thanks again! Cree

Edited by CreeSweetSage, 02 May 2009 - 06:12 AM.

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I had the same problem with my 17" KDS xtreme flat

Bill_Bright is correct
I had the exact same problem ... I got another monitor real fast(very annoying)

Now I use my Dell monitor until I get my 37" TV hooked up

Good luck

Cbarnard

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