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17 Monitor turns black while on. I will hit the power on/off on the monitor, then the screen resumes

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  • squawla7 Dec 24, 2007

    screen black ,,,turn on & it stays on for 2 seconds then goes black again

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    Same thing stays on fro 2 secs and then black

  • merggg Feb 24, 2008

    my monitor also turns black while on. if I too, turn it off and back on the screen resumes. this occurs very randomly, it can be on for hours without any blank screen, but it can also mulfunction 3-4 times in an hour! all started 3-4 days back... the only thing I remember weeks ago is that when someday I turned on the monitor I noticed some red thin horizondal lines across the screen along with "vibrating" and distorted display, but seconds later everything went back to normal. the monitor worked perfectly until now.

  • daimos35 Oct 01, 2008

    Monitor powers on but screen is black. When I press the input button on the right side of the monitor, the picture appears for a second or two and then disappears.

  • tonmorris May 07, 2009

    Same problem with my unit it will not stay on but for a minute. I hooked up another monitor and it works fine. Any Ideas ?



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Same thing with my computer

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