I've already switched out the cords so I know it's not that. I've also switched out the monitor so it's not the video card either. With just the power cord plugged into the monitor the same cycle of off-on happens with the LCD test screen as well, so I'm 100% certain it's a problem with the hardware of the monitor.
It sounds to me like this might be some kind of technical error, like a short or something in the electrical equipment inside the monitor. I would like to know what you people think this way I can get an accurate estimate before I take it into the shop, if I even have to take it into the shop (you guys know how those shops are, screw you any chance they can get.) Thanks in advance,