April 8, 2014 9:04 AM Subscribe
About six months ago we started having issues with our computer monitor. Upon booting our 2-ish-year-old Dell desktop, the monitor would blink on and off a couple of times, then work as normal. As time went on, the blinking went on longer and longer until it was doing it for close to a half-hour.
posted by altopower to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We switched out the monitor and things went back to normal for a while until that monitor began doing the same thing. Things got so bad that it would blink for a day or more and we wouldn't be able to use the computer. Eventually we just left the computer on all the time once the monitor was usable and that worked great until somehow it got turned off a few days ago and we haven't been able to get the monitor to work since then.
The computer is working fine and booting up normally. We have tried both monitors again and neither work. I have plugged both of them into the wall alone and they blink. I find it hard to believe that the power cords are bad on both of them, but is that the case? What else can I try? What else could it be?