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Windows 7: Display keeps turning off

05 Mar 2011   #1
spence

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Display keeps turning off

Hi, I'm having a problem with windows 7. Recently my home built HTPC running win 7 home premium x86 began having display problems (it was connected to my plasma via HDMI). The display would flicker, turn off, turn back on, turn back off etc. This got worse untill it mostly just stayed off. I replaced the graphics card but the problem persisted. I reinstalled windows and after a day or so the problem came back. So, I went all out and built a new shuttle HTPC with all new components, and installed win 7 x64. Where possible I used alternative applications (cyberlink burn2go instead of nero, powerdvd10 instead of media player classic etc.) After 2 days yet again my display turned off!
Is there a problem with a windows update that could cause this?
Surely I can't be the only one?
Please help,
Spence Newman.


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05 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

If new hardware and a clean install hasn't solved the issue then you need to start looking towards the TV as the issue

Do you have the possiblity of testing your HTPC on another TV to test that it works as it should?
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05 Mar 2011   #3
Seven8nine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That happened to me too. Was just a loose connection in my case.
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05 Mar 2011   #4
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

I hate to ask such an obvious question but have you replaced the cable connecting your monitor to your tower?
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05 Mar 2011   #5
spence

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
I hate to ask such an obvious question but have you replaced the cable connecting your monitor to your tower?
The obvious questions are usually the best ones! Yes, I've tried another cable, with no joy

I'll try my mates tv tomorrow!
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05 Mar 2011   #6
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

Excellent! Please keep us posted as we want to make sure you get this situation resolved as smoothly as possible
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07 Mar 2011   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faizanshakyboy View Post
Cleaning your RAM with smooth cloth will fix the issue !!
Can you please explain?

The OP has stated that all new hardware has been installed with the same issue
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07 Mar 2011   #8
spence

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, after a lot of time and money I have finally sorted the problem.
The HDMI input on my TV is failing. I have now connected my HTPC to another HDMI input and (as if by magic!) the problem has gone.
Thankyou all for your help.
Yes, I do feel quite embarrassed!
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16 Apr 2011   #9
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

I'm really glad to hear that you resolved your issue and hope that you stick around SevenForums! You never know when someone may have a question that you can answer
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