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Going Black Just the other day out of the blue, my monitor went black. I shut it off then on again, it comes up then immediately goes black. Same thing on restart of system???

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem. My monitor says Auto Config Please Wait and turns itself off. If I hold the Auto Button with my finger it will stay on. It even flashed off and on when it is turned off. The only way I can stop this is to unplug the electrical cord.

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Sounds thermal runaway. A component is getting too hot and failing. It will cool down and then work for a bit. Pull the covers to access all the boards and get a can of freeze it spray. You can identify the suspect parts with that.

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