Having problems with your Dell Computer Monitors ?

After an hour or so of no use, my flatscreen monitor goes black. If I disconnect the computer for a few hours it will come right back when reconnected. Only happens to a flatscreen. A CRT will work fine. What is happening?


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Perhaps the power saving feature?

If you are sure this is not the "power save" feature, then the display have an overheating part. Overheating semiconductors and broken inverter parts are a common issue on Flat screens. You can do a simple test to determine if this problem is caused by a overheating part:

Turn on a fan directly to the display and let it working. If the display doesn't go back when is cooled down by the fan, that means it is overheating and will break soon.
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\015\012I know you say it only happens with your flat-screen and not CRT, but just in case there's some confusion involved, and/or for the sake of thoroughness: Is it possible this is simple sleep mode activity? Especially since you say it routinely occurs after the same increment of time (1 hour).
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\015\012Are you familiar with the Windows' "Power Options" module, and that within it you can tweak all things related to power saving (e.g., system sleep, hibernate, and automatic MONITOR shut off)? Maybe you just need to make a visit there and make some desired adjustments.
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\015\012[Control Panel > Power Options]
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[Start > Run > type "powercfg.cpl" (without quotes), then hit Enter]
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\015\012Once there, you'll probably find most everything self-explanatory.
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\015\012If not the above, this activity would not be a good indicator of the health of this monitor.
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