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My screen is blacking out without removal of power

I tested it with iTunes, the computer seems to be blacking the screen yet the monitor's on/off switch says it is on. I got a new video card and I don't know if that is the issue. I can fix it by turning off the screen's power then it just happens again.

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  • MW1961 May 11, 2010

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    will the computer start and display is safe mode? If so, try unistalling iTunes, as there have been many reported problems.

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Check the monitor settings - is the screen saver ON?

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