My pc screen has been going black for the last 2 days.
The pc keeps running. If i turn the screen off and on again via the power button on the actual monitor, i can still see windows open and where it was at when the screen went black but it goes black again within about a second.
If i turn the pc on in the morning it is ok for about 15 minutes, then it starts again, same goes for getting home from work and turning the pc on. Once it starts doing this if i reboot it just doesn't come on but i can hear windows starting.
I have an old screen which i plugged in and it works fine, no cutting out to black screen. The other day i got a microsoft update which coincided with this problem. I restored the pc to the day before that but it still happens.
This pc has a processor, motherboard and vid card that are all about 3/4 weeks old. The screen is about 6 years old.
The only way i can turn the pc off is with the towers power button, i can't see the screen long enough to shut it down properly.
I would have thought that if the screen was broken it wouldn't display anything at all, but it works perfectly well for about 15/20 minutes. I have noticed a pixely kind of distortion in the very top right hand corner since i upgraded all the parts of the pc. That is sporadic.
Any help would be mostly appreciated.