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FPD1975W monitor issues

My FPD1975W monitor goes black after 4 seconds. I can turn it off and on and it will show up as a perfect picture and then goes black again. It is not even 2 years old. Anyone know what may be causing this?

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  • xxaana Jan 28, 2009

    Thank you for the prompt reply and it does it when either on HD cable or the DVI as I have it plugged in with HD cable into my HD converter box. When the AVI/DVI was removed, it still did the same thing through the cable box.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    i ahve the same probelm, i also unhooked my 2nd pc which has a totally different set up and the monitor still acts up, its not he video card, drivers or power cord( tried 2 identical cords)

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    same here and it isn't the theft deterrent system



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Check your video card. it may be a bit lose in the port. Also, you should reinstall your video card drivers as well. make sure your monitor is plugged into the correct video card AVI/dvi input port.

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