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Old 01-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #1
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Ok...I'm on another computer right now because my other one just did somethin real weird...

I just doin my business and uploading some files to my site and I was posting on a forum. Out of no where, my monitor just shows a dell sign and turns black. I thought it was my cpu so I turned the cpu off (power) and turned it back on.

I saw the sign in screen for about 3 seconds and it switched off.

So basically, what the problem is now is that my monitor will not stay on for more than 3 seconds and then turn black. The power light is still on Green, but the monitor is black. I have to turn the monitor off...and then on again to see the screen for 3 seconds. Once those 3 seconds are up, the monitor turns black, I have to turn my monitor off and on again to see the screen for another 3 seconds.

Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong? When I was posting on the forums I was pressing some "quick keys"...I held ALT and pressed V but that didn't do much..it highlighted somethin on the browser. I might of pressed ALT and somethin to cause this..but this is the monitor, not the cpu.

Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:52 AM   #2
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When you boot up, can you boot in safe mode?

Because maybe your video card drivers are messed up..
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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When I boot up..samething happens. I see a big DELL picture with a picture of earth and then all sudden it turns black.
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Ok, so forsure it isnt the drivers, video card, or anything of that sort. Um.. are you sure that its tightly connected in the back.. thast all i can think of..
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:10 AM   #5
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Yeah...I just tried it on a laptop and samething happens. You see a bootscreen for 3 seconds and turns off. I turn the monitor off and then on and it shows up again for 3 seconds.

My monitor is not that old...I think some settings are wrong but that's just really weird.
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Maybe, go to the montier settings, and hit the deguass option.
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i can't even see the monitor settings for long enough for that...it will turn off and the monitor settings won't be up anymore.
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Maybe hit it once or twice.

But really, what exactly were you doing. DId you like adjust any settings, so it would ruin the montier, or anything liek that.
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Nope I was not touching the monitor. Just on the internet and I was making a post at a forum.
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Did the computer also shut of right then. Because it could have been a power surge, and your montiter is, unprotected?
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