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Old 11-24-2007, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have GeForce Nvidia fx5200 video card and Compaq tft5005 Monitor. Windows Xp. Started earlier today. Checked Power saving and screensaver. not the issue. Seems like a software problem, maybe, but I thought it would fit here I guess.

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Could honestly be the monitor... do you have another one to plug in and test that theory out?
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Nope. Strange it's on the clock tho. always off for 5 minutes at a time, every 20 minutes.
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it almost sounds like the card is over heating, but then it could be the monitor over heating and shutting down. do you have another computer to plug the monitor into to test it out?

also do you have integrated graphics on your computer (the card added later) so you could reset the graphics and pull the card to try that out.
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I dont have another computer. Actually I have a laptop. I dont have intergrated graphics on my pc.
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Plugged in the laptop. And it turns off after 20 mins. So it's not the video card, must be the monitor.

Anyway to sort this out? The monitor needs 12V plug which I give it.

These are the specs of my monitor;

Compaq TFT5005 15 inch flat screen LCD monitor data sheet

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Sounds like the monitor is going out. it does look like an older model, and as much as we don't want to say it, "they don't make them like they used to"

You might want to invest in a new one. Besides, upgrades are always nice. You can find a nice 19" LCD for cheap.

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Oh really? I cant afford a new monitor. Maybe someone will give away an old on in the paper. You sure there is nothing else I can do? Can I connect my pc to my laptop and use that as a monitor?

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Problem Solved! I remembered that I turned the Bightness and Contrast on the monitor up to watch a dark film. Well turned it down and *hey pretso*, the monitor stays on. Must be getting old tho.
Hope this helps someone else in the future.

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