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Monitor off and on

I have a monitor connected to my laptop. The monitor will be on and then all of a sudden turn off. It will continue to turn on and off for a various amount of time. Could it be that the laptop has a different resolution than the monitor?

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  • Mich1628 Apr 15, 2008

    It was already set at 60Hz.

  • TIFU May 09, 2008

    i have a dell inspiron 2200.the screen goes blank intermitently when it is moved up and down.meanwhile the laptop is still on .Suddenly the screen wiil come on OR WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO MOVE IT UP AND DOWN.


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Probably the refresh rate for the monitor. in your dual display property check your refresh rate set it to 60Hz only not higher. try this

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

  • Redentor Rivera Apr 24, 2008

    can you try mam using another montir and see if the same symptom you will experience. it could be your monitor.


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