jimmer409?, this doesn't sound to me like a dead monitor. The monitor doesn't know the difference between your computer coming out of standby and powering up from cold. Monitors usually are switched to standby in the absence of a signal, and if your monitor responds normally to a cold boot, it is probably ok. I think it is more likely that your computer is not fully coming out of standby. Have you tried your monitor on another computer or your computer on another monitor?