I just bought a new HP 2000 notebook computer. I've attached a new Acer 20" monitor as the 2nd monitor. The trouble is, every so often both screens flicker off (go black), then come back on, as if it were about to shutdown, or maybe more like it does when it brings up that dialog asking your permission to run a program. More seriously, it occasionally goes through this blanking thing, but then I see the Acer monitor cycling through it's startup/reset procedure showing the various connector states (VGA, HD, ...), then finally comes back, but both screens are back, all the windows I had opened on the 2nd monitor are move to the primary! This is especially bad when I am connected remotely via Remote Web Connection because I don't have any controls anymore. I used to have an old square 15" LCD monitor connected for the 1st several days I had this HP and I didn't notice any problem.
What do you think? Is this a problem in the Acer monitor? The HP computer? Windows 7? Has anyone ever run into this before?