Dying LCD monitor?

By kaitanuva
May 8, 2011
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  1. I have a 20.1" Sceptre.

    1. Turn on computer
    2. Turn on monitor
    3. Monitor stays black but the power light flashes on and off
    4. Computer boots up normally
    5. After 20mins-1hour, monitor finally displays desktop and everything works again
    6. Turn off computer and monitor. Go to sleep.
    7. Wake up, turn on monitor and computer.
    8. Repeat steps 1-6. Add 30 mins to step 5 per day. (Up until now it takes a few hours for it to work. Right now it won't even turn on)

    *I have plugged my monitor into another computer that has no GFX only to get the same result.
  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    At first, I was going to say that there might simply be a problem with the connector, as this is a relatively new monitor. But as it suddenly starts working after a while, then it's probably the monitor itself (just like your title describes).

    I would try shaking the connectors when plugged in (maybe even change the VGA cable if possible). Any results would mean a lot. But if everything stays dead... well, the monitor's probably dying, yes.

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