its a bit of a strange problem my monitor takes about 30 turns to switch on. basically the screen will come on and then switch itself off after a second or two. the green light on the power remains - so i have to switch it off and switch it back on again. the interesting thing is that in that one/two second the screen appears very dull and no brightness. you can tell its working again by the image on the screen being bright. is it that the monitor's shelf life is over or is there something more? i did update the drivers but uninstalling them hasnt helped. its a belinea 19 25 s1w i've emailed the company and they've basically said they're not responsible as it was made by the previous owners (maxdata) who went into receivership and its based in germany.