I have a Sony SDM-S71 monitor that worked fine up until last night. I booted it up and it comes on for a fleeting moment before going blank. I can turn it off and on again and it will show me the screen perfectly for only a fleeting moment then goes blank again? Any suggestions?
Well, I do not think that there is an actual solution for that problem. I had that exact problem and I had to throw mine away.
Turn it in to where you bought it and see if they can repair it. Otherwise they will have to replace it.
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if the screen goes blank when the windows boots up ...than it is a driver issue and you should boot in safe mode (press F9 or F12 for boot menu ) ..and while in safe mode you have to reinstall the video card driver cause it is corrupted..You should do that just in case it is getting blank in the moment windows should kick in .. If it is right from the start than it is a computer issue ..and it is either the Ram memory to blame ..and it is booting up in a loop ..and in this case try to remove it ..and boot with on ram memory at the time and see if one of them is faulty ..or if ti is just one ..remove place back ..and also remove the cmos battery to clear settings and boot again and see what s going on ..It may work and in this case problem solved ..or not and you should try new memory .. Or the worse case..this can be a CPU failing ..and you will have to change it ..
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the fact is you have a very old monitor. My research tells me that it is almost 10 years old.
The obvious problem and the one most likely is that the power board inside the monitor is going. It is common in LCD monitors of this age. Do yourself a favor and junk it and replace is with a new larger better monitor. They are so much better these days and so much much cheaper.
You can get a 22 inch wide screen monitor on Walmart.com right now for $104.00 and pick it up at your local Walmart with free shipping. Not advocating Walmart necessarily just pointing out. Recycle your old monitor responsibly and pick up a new one. No matter how cheap it is it will be better than what you have now and your current monitor is not worth a technicians time.
If you don't have the money for a new one go to your local thrift shop and get a working 17 inch for $20. Good luck.
I think the problem with your monitor is that, the picture board on the monitor is malfunctioning that is why it keeps going blank after a minute.
What you need to do is to replace the picture board on your LCD monitor, replacing the picture board will solve the problem, because the picture board on the monitor at the moment is bad and will need to be replace.
Replace the picture board and you will see that the problem will not repeat itself again.
It is the picture picture board on your monitor that is
malfunctioning, since the power led or button is on, but the display
screen goes blank after a fraction of seconds, it means the
board of your monitor has developed fault.
The best thing for you
do now is to take the monitor to a local repairer within your vicinity
or any service center
to help with the replacement of the picture board
because the fault is not something you can fix yourself, in order not to
I had the same problem for about a week and solved it yesterday by
downloading the latest driver by NVDIA who makes my video card (NVDIA
I had previously updated the latest Sony driver for the monitor. It did
not solve the problem but could be part of the solution in conjunction
with the new video card driver.