Monitor goes black after 2 seconds

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi Experts,

I have two 19" X9 Sceptre monitors. I have had them both for about 4 years with no trouble. Recently, the one monitor goes black after being on for about two seconds. I have made it the secondary monitor. I can hit the power button on the front of the monitor to turn it off and then turn it on... again, the screen is displayed for 2 seconds and then goes black.

I have tried both VGA and DVI connections - same issue.
I have tried using the monitors with a second computer in a single monitor configuration - first of the 19" X9 Sceptres works fine, but the exact same issue is displayed with the second monitor.
I have also tried a second known working power cable.

Any other ideas to try before tossing it in the trash?

I appreciate your help!
Question by:JFranks22
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    Accepted Solution

    Ran into the same problem, turns out the monitor was hosed. I had to replace it with a new one.
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    Assisted Solution

    are you testing on XP ? then try a vista system, or vv
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    Assisted Solution

    This is definately a sign that the mon is dying. Probably notn under warranty as you stated it as being approx 4 years old. Most mon have a 3-5 year "shlef life" according to the manufactorurs.
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    Assisted Solution

    it suspect bad caps playing tricks on you.
    if you can open them, inspect the caps for swollen and leaking ones, or replace all as per :

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the advice... I think the trash can sounds like a good home...

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