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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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Old 08-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-03-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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Have you tried another monitor with your PC or tried your monitor on another PC?

All PC's are not the same. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.
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