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    monitor flicking off on its own

    There isn't such a thing as a hidden virus switching my monitor off, is there? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Seriously, my monitor is giving me fits and I think the on/off button may be the problem since I have to engage it again to turn the monitor back on although there have been some instances when it has come back on by itself. I have replaced the driver with a new install to rule out that problem. Not sure if anything else could cause this? Since messing with these older CRT type is rather like playing with a TV, the most logical and cost effective way to take care of it is to replace it? I was just wondering what the censes of opinion might be concerning this latest problem with my system? <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for any enlightenment. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: monitor flicking off on its own

    Skitterbug

    Monitors are so cheap now (!) that I would change it, if you can. I note that my userpic of Rebecca Outram shows up much better on my 17" flat screen Dell monitor at home than my 17" Dell CRT monitor at work!

    Why not get a 21" one? or a wide-screen one? Surely these can't cost more than $2K?

    Yours, with shares in monitor manufacturers...

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    Re: monitor flicking off on its own

    Alas, John, I may have lost my excuse to replace this monitor! I tore apart my set-up, cleaned out the inside of the case - oh my - and put it all back right again. Nope, still a problem. So I started thinking a bit more, yep the brain works occasionally, and wondered if perchance it might be my D-link KVM switch (I use two computers from the same monitor,mouse, keyboard). <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15> That does seem to have fixed it <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>. I will know for sure after leaving it on for a bit since the problem develops fairly quickly but I guess I won't be supporting anyone at the moment. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15> I am going to start checking them out, just in case..... <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> .... <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for your prompt reply. It is neat to see that you are now a WMVP!! Way to go!! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>


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    Re: monitor flicking off on its own

    Aha! You didn't mention the KVM switch! Our experience at work (four servers to a KVM switch) has been extremely variable, and but for the fact that it would be physically impossible for ~100 servers to have one monitor, keyboard and mouse each, I think we might have got rid of them. It's not that they are used more than once a month or so, since the servers sit cheerfully in the computer room, minding their own business. The screens do get dimmer and dimmer, and have to be replaced after a few years.

    I'm glad you seem to have fixed your problem! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    With regard to being a WMVP, it came as a complete shock and surprise to me when I got a letter from <font face="Script MT Bold"><big><big>Woody</big></big></font face=script> himself! I had heard rumours that he was going to write me an email, but I thought I was going to be thrown out of the Lounge for bad behaviour (or, at least, bad puns!).
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    Re: monitor flicking off on its own

    A follow up post to my problem. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Yesterday, I finally got adventuresome and decided to reconnect the two boxes to my D-Link KVM (2 port) switch and then reattach the monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I only have one monitor,etc. and I wanted to use my NT Box for a project!! And I didn't want to have to keep physically switching my monitor between them as that is most unhandy based on my current setup. Voila, the KVM switch seems to be working perfectly now? So what in the blazes gave it fits in the first place? Did it just need a month off from work or something? My though is that maybe something was just a tad loose and that might have caused the problems and since I hadn't gone through the whole process of un-attaching and then reattaching the equipment, it was fussy about it? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> I had checked all the connections at the time and didn't notice anything loose. I really don't know why it is working correctly now, but it sure is nice that it is!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

    And John!! It is really great that you are now a WMVP! Congratulations for not being thrown out of the lounge for your "punning" ability!! You do have a way with 'words'! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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