Monitor flicks on then goes black

  keef71 13:35 15 Feb 2008

Wonder if anyone has any advice. When i turn my dell monitor on its works for only 1 second then goes black.
I have no idea what is causing it. Has anyone experienced this before or knows how i can fix it.

  Technotiger 14:50 15 Feb 2008

Could be several things - faulty monitor, poor connections, faulty graphics or memory, faulty PSU.

A bit more info on your PC required - laptop or desktop, OS?

  Gongoozler 17:57 15 Feb 2008

If the monitor works when you turn it off then on again without doing anything to the computer or connections - it's probably a fault in the monitor.

  Diemmess 18:13 15 Feb 2008

If you know someone who has a monitor can you try substitution.
No need to alter any configuration.
It will be a simple case of it works... or it doesn't.
This will show whether it is a monitor or graphics card at fault.

  keef71 22:31 15 Feb 2008

Thanks for suggestions. Its def the monitor as we have tried another and its fine. Just strange that it turns on but almost immediately goes off. Time for a new one i think

  Technotiger 22:43 15 Feb 2008

I agree, look upon it as a late Christmas present to yourself! :-))

  woodchip 22:46 15 Feb 2008

Wrong Resolution, Start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 as computer starts then Go to Display properties in Control Panel

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