Monitor Asleep

  Big Trev 20:05 10 Oct 2007
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I have a PC running XP and a wide screen monitor. Sometimes (often) when I boot up the monitor will go black after a few seconds. Turning the monitor off and back on again cures it, but a few seconds later it goes black again.
Reboot again and it's okay.
What might be causing this and what's the cure?

  exodus 20:29 10 Oct 2007

Hi, usually, if there is a problem with the computer/graphic card/cable, the monitor will display a 'No signal' error. The fact that you merely have a black screen suggests you may have a defective monitor. Try using a different monitor to either confirm or eliminate the monitor as the cause of the problem.

CRT or LCD monitor?

exo

  Big Trev 21:20 10 Oct 2007

LCD Monitor

  exodus 23:27 10 Oct 2007

Hi, LCD thanks. As in my previous post, if possible, try a substitute monitor to confirm or eliminate as the cause.

exo

  Stuartli 23:36 10 Oct 2007

Also check that Power Management is not configured to turn the monitor off after too short a period, if you use the feature.

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