monitor clicks on and off

  taffyal 17:16 05 Feb 08

I have 2 PCs running through a KVM switch. One works perfectly, the other (XP home, 768ram, 40gig HD), clicks the monitor on and off. I thought it may be the onboard graphics, so installed a Rage 128 pro, but it still happens.I tried taking out the KVM, & connecting direct, but still, "click" blank screen, 2 seconds later, "click" back to normal.Only using it for surfing, email etc, no games or anything.Any suggestions please?

  Technotiger 17:24 05 Feb 08

Check the physical connection in the back of the monitor, might have become slightly dislodged. Or, try another Power cable to monitor.

  Technotiger 17:25 05 Feb 08

Or try that monitor on its own, ie - not through the KVM switch.

  Technotiger 17:26 05 Feb 08

Ignore my last comment - silly me, just re-read your Post.

  taffyal 17:38 05 Feb 08

Thanks Technotiger. Just checked the connection, seems OK, & swapped the power lead-but if it was that, wouldn't it affect the other PC?- hasnt clicked for a while, but it can sometimes be OK for an hour or more. I did think it maybe overheating, but it can happen as soon as I turn on. Strange.Cheers, Al.

  Technotiger 18:14 05 Feb 08

Another thing you could check is the Power Saving Settings in Control Panel>Power Options.

  taffyal 18:23 05 Feb 08

Just checked, & it said turn off monitor after 20 minutes.I just set it to "never".I can see it would turnitself off, but to come back on immediately?? Hopefully this will have fixed it, I'll give it an hour ar so. Thanks. Al.

  Technotiger 18:31 05 Feb 08

Hope that works - mine is set to Never!

  taffyal 18:58 05 Feb 08

It hasnt clicked off for 20 mins- but just checked setting on other PC- that is set to turn off monitor after 20 mins, but no probs with that!! Strange things, computers!

  Technotiger 19:01 05 Feb 08

Yeah verrry strange - I would advise you anyway, to also set that other one as 'Never'

  taffyal 18:02 09 Feb 08

Still doing it!! As its only a second or 2,suppose ill get used to it!Cheers, Al

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