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Old 08-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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I have a 4 year old Dell desktop running Windows XP with a 17 inch flat screen monitor. The monitor button stays green and the computer works in the background. If I shut the monitor off and turn it back on, it will work for a few seconds and then shut off. I found that if I shut down the computer for a few days, it will work for a day and then the problem comes back. I tried attaching another flat screen monitor with the same results.

In trying to find help on the web, I saw one post that said they fixed the problem by replacing the surge detector. I tried that and it did not help. Any ideas?

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Hi wilbob, welcome to TSF

Have you tried a different cable. do you have a different video card card you try? have you cleaned out the computer lately?

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Have you tried another monitor with your PC or tried your monitor on another PC?
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