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Monitor Keeps Going Black Or Going To Sleep!


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EldonM

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Well it isn't a huge thing, but it has become very annoying. I will be watching a movie, playing or game, or just doing nothing and my monitor will suddenly turn black. The only way I have been able to correct it is by turning the monitor on and off. The monitor is still on and I think data is still being sent cause I can still here the sound and I can still do stuff (even though I can see what I am doing lol). Sometime it was happen at all, sometimes every few hours, and sometimes every half hour. It's completely random. My power settings is on complete performance so sleep has been turned off and all that other stuff. I don't know what to do. Google didn't cut it this time so I am going to you.

Things I have tried were disk check hardware check re-installing directx, nvidia, and most drivers I believed relevant to the problem.

Here are my specs

Processor
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 4.9
Memory (RAM)
-3.00 GB 5.0
Graphics Windows Aero
-NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 3.7
Gaming graphics
-1535 MB Total available graphics memory 4.6
Primary hard disk
-38GB Free (139GB Total) 5.6

The graphics card is fairly new (less then 5-6 months), and the monitor is a 19" Polaroid LCD HDTV wide screen monitor.
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rshaffer61

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Have you tried a different monitor to see if the problem is the system or the monitor?
That would be the first step to try and then we would know which direction to take. :) :)
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ehh unfortunately I don't have access to a different monitor at the time. The monitor was made last year and I have owned it myself for only like 4 months.
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It would tell us a lot if you could just borrow one for a hour to try.
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ok ill be back then
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Okay, I tried it with a dell CRT monitor and the same thing was still happening.
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It sounds like the video card or video chip on the MOBO is going out.
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well that sucks since the card is like only 6months old
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Let me ask does the MOBO have a built on video?
If so you can take out the video card and try the built on to see if the problem still happens.
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it does have a built in graphics i can check.
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Great let me know how it goes. This should tell us if the video card itself is the culprit.
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