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Monitor flashes After starting up windows the monitor starts to flashes after about an 1-2 hrs of operating and gets bad, then starts to flash every 5 seconds. I shutdown and restart atfer an hour or so it seems to work ok then starts to flash.

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  • spoveda Jul 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with may media center.. could anyone help us??

  • mannuel_rubi Jul 16, 2008

    i have the same problem i though it was a virus first but i started noticing that everything was running smoothlybutt the monitor started flickering and it gets worse does anyone have any solutions for this.

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I had the same problem with the flashing screen. It turned out to be the anti virus - anti spyware software was somehow screwing with the harddrive files. I uninstalled the anti virus and spyware program and that stopped the flickering. Hope this helps.

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My computer will boot, I can hear the windows noises but the monitor will not come on at all. It keeps flashing. Also after a little bit the light on the tower starts flashing like the monitor does.


Hello,

try to unplug and plug the cable from monitor to your pc, this is a problem of a connection. If it does not help, try some other cable which is working on another computer.

Flashing tower light is not a problem, it probably starts flashing just because of you are not doing anything on your computer, so it turns to sleep mode.

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Beep and blue flashing light monitor states going to sleep


in that case you need to open the tower or CPU and reseat RAM and graphic card if you have 1
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and can try to plug memory card 1 by 1
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then it could be the issue with the memory card
if not then the slot on the motherboard is gone bad
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[Ithr]checkpoint failure dell 8400 dimension


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2: the cpu can be malfunctioning (this requires a new cpu)
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Hope this get you started- I think you were right on target with the flash of the BIOS-try it again using the BIOS flash downloaded from the dell site...and to run the chipset again...it just might
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Put the hard drive in a working pc and get any important data off it , its about to die!!!!!!!

Get a new hard drive and do a windows reinstall (not like you have a choice)

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When I went to use my destop am5100 - b5303a desktop thee light was flashing but couldn't get a signal to monitor reboot the unit twice then shut down the power supply and now the on light doesn't flash...


did you confirm the cable running from the video port on the computer to the monitor is firmly attached? Also did you hear any beep codes. What video card are you using and what operating system. Most likely this problem is 1. bad connection from pc to monitor, 2. graphics card not seated properly in it's slot or 3. defective graphics card. 1 and 2 are easy to fix (1 - tighten connection, 2 - push card back into it's slot on the motherboard) and the case of 3 you'd need to get a new video card.

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