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Windows 7: Lost the Monitor

12 Dec 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
Lost the Monitor

Windows 7 Display was on Power Save at the time of install and everything seemed to be working as planned.

After several weeks with using Windows 7, with the Monitor in Power Save, I tried to activated it.....the screen went black and it looked like the monitor died. Restarted the computer and monitor did not return to life.

Finally, concluded that it was DOA, and turn the machine off and went to buy a new one since this dead monitor was a LCD and was 5 years old. But wait.......from the monitor was a green flashing light and if I did whatever giggling with the cords and unplugged and replugged, the monitor came to life again but soon after it again died.

Was about to install the new monitor when the old one again came to life. This time, I took it off Power Save and set the screen saver to black after 10 minutes. It's now a full day later without any issue and the old monitor looks great again.

Are there issues with the Power Saver feature and not with my monitor?

Is my LCD on the last leg of life and these just die without warning?

I am ready to return the new monitor but can anyone advise weather this is a Power Saver issue or is my monitor in the process of checking out and going black for good?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

That's tough to tell.

Go to Control Panel > Power Options, click the Change the way power sleeps, then Change advanced power setting, and go through the list, changing most to never.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
Blinking Power Button

Thank you for the reply.

The monitor worked for another day with the settings set to Power Saver off, screen saver after 10 min. but began again. With the power-on, the power button, either pushed to OFF or ON, hard to tell which, the blinking blue light just keeps blinking. The only way to stop it from blinking is to remove the power cord.

It seems that even though it came back to life a couple of times, and it might do it's a goner in the making and I will let it die.

Of course if someone can respond to the "Blinking light" fix, it is off to install a new monitor.

It is really a shame since when the monitor is working, it still looks great. At least with the CRTs you could watch them die................but LCD does not seem to work the same. LCDs work one day..........and dead the next.

Will keep that monitor for awhile for someone may be able to save it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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