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Keeps going out

I've had this monitor for a year. Now it intermittently goes off (screen goes black and power light goes off) when I'm using it. I've checked the connections and even exchanged the cord. Sometimes I can get it back on by wiggling the connection on the back. But it never stays on indefinitely. Would this be a bad video card? I paid almost $500 for this monitor and would hope it would last longer than a year!

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Re: Keeps going out

Check this monitor on another computer.If it is doing same then check power section.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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