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Monitor flashes on and off!

The monitor flashes on for a split second showing the startup screen, then goes black. Power button flashes on and off in green. Can you help me ?

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Sounds like you have a bad connection from your monitor to your computer. First check and make sure the connection between them is tight. Does your computer boot up and run though? If your computer is not booting up the monitor will default back to the flashing green power light

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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