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Monitor flashing from normal to black

Ok. ive had this problem for awhile now and not sure what to do about it. no matter what application i use on my pc after its on for like 10 minutes the screen keeps flashing from normal to black to the no signal screen to back to normal , its happening quite frequently. ive tried replacing my dvi cable, cleaning it, making sure everything is in tight. i've already brought it in to the shop twice. first time they said they could'nt find the problem. second time they said it's a virus. i've scanned it with multiple anti virus programs and its still happening. any help would be much appreciated.

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This is incorrect. I have the same problem. I purchased a new monitor. a different brand and all was fine for about a it has returned. I think it may be related to my graphics card...that is my next step to fixing this problem. Let me know if you had any luck Cheers

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If this is a lcd monitor, sounds like your back lamp is going out. check to see if you can see your desktop by looking at different sharp angles from above the monitor and if you can barely make out your desktop icons. If it is the back lamp, I am sorry to say it will be expensive to replace (I had the same problem myself and it was just cheaper to replace the monitor).

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