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By bclark ·
On my sister-in-law's Gateway, her monitor keeps going blank, which I initially diagnosed as a problem with the monitor. However, after switching out the monitor and the cable with another monitor and cable, the same problem is occurring on the second monitor. The computer is running Win98. Could this be a power-related thing or another hardware-related problem such as the video card?

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by Admin-Stuart In reply to Computer monitor; on agai ...

Does the monitor in question behave the same when attached to another PC/video card? If not, I would begin by checking the video card function by trading out with another one to see if it fixes the problem. Also, try the suspect video card in another PC to doublecheck. If the video card doesn't show problems in the above procedures, you'll have to move on to the memory and motherboard as possible culprits. Good luck.

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by ghetto_punk In reply to Computer monitor; on agai ...

1st - check your video card hook up inside the computer.
2nd - unplug and then replug the power cord for the monitor.

if it works when u plug the power cord in, u may have to get a new power cord for your monitor

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by jereg In reply to Computer monitor; on agai ...

I'm not sure I know enough details to provide a good answer, but could it be the power management settings in Windows? That would cause the screen to "go blank".
Hope that helps.

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by Netuser In reply to Computer monitor; on agai ...

Replace the video card.

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by pchlp In reply to Computer monitor; on agai ...

I had this problem and it turned out to be the power management feature that was build into the monitor. Turn it off.

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