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Monitor When I am using my computer, all of a sudden the monitor goes into this blackout screen and then starts flashing repeatedly.... The big blue "DELL" in blue flashes in the middle of the computer with website name under it. After about a minute the monitor stops flashing, and I am able to continue where I was. This happens about every 10 minutes, all day long, and I am not sure what to do, or what is wrong with the monitor.

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Hi,
Unplug the monitor from the back of the computer and keep it powered on . If the problem is encountered again. Try reseting the monitor . If the same does not help you need to replace the monitor.
Additional help can be found in the following link.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/1706FPSF/EN/solve.htm#General%20Problems

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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