My monitor cuts out - anyone have any idea why?

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  1. mega1 profile image75
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    After I've been working for from 30 min to 2 hours my monitor will suddenly flash off - and then when I turn it on and off it flashes off again - I have to wait 20 min or so before it will come back on, but then it is fine.  Do I need a new monitor?  Is it some glitch in software?  I've had this one (HPw1907) for a couple years and it started doing this about 2 months ago.  It drives me nuts because it seems like it does it always just as I'm doing something important!  but, on the other hand, it forces me to take a break, which is a good thing.  Has anyone got any idea why and how long before the thing just won't work anymore?  Should I just go buy a new monitor?  Thanks for any help on this, I'm going nutsyer than ever!  and this is also why I haven't been posting much in the forums lately - H E L P!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Connect/reconnect the connections a bunch of times to remove any oxidation build-up.

    A long shot, but what the hey. smile

    Power off of course.

    1. mega1 profile image75
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I did this twice, but I will try again - maybe I'll brush off the connectors too.  Thanks!

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    And does it have a reset button? Jab that a bunch of times for the same reason. smile

    1. mega1 profile image75
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It has an on/off button, but no reset, as far as I know!  Thanks for the suggestion.  I'm afraid the darn thing is just wearing out.  I'm lucky it still works most of the time, though!

  4. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Mine does something like that but it is programmed to do that to save power when I walk away,

    1. mega1 profile image75
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean - this is not that, because it happens even while I am working on it.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    barry might be on to something. Something may have gotten tangled up. Reset all settings back to default and take it from there.


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