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Windows 7: Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

16 May 2015   #1
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers


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17 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS
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17 May 2015   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Laptop? Unplug the power pack, remove the battery, press and hold the power button for say 10 seconds. Now plug the power pack and battery back in and press the power button. Oh, and cross your fingers.
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17 May 2015   #4
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Also, the computer doesn't make the startup 'beep' sound, it just turns on.
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17 May 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright but did you try what was suggested?
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17 May 2015   #6
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I will do that later.
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17 May 2015   #7
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Alright I tried the unplug and plug back in but it's still doing three strange thing.
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18 May 2015   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's sounding like a hardware failure, GPU or monitor maybe. Try connecting an external monitor. If its not finishing the POST its not a software/Windows issue, its a hardware fault.
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22 May 2015   #9
Windidugo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have no extra monitors. I'm afraid I'm going to need to spend money on a brand new one.
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23 May 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can just pick the PC up and take to a friend/ neighbor or hook it up to your LCD TV! Before you pay for a monitor you are not even sure is the problem.
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