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Monitor keeps shutting off.

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My monitor just recently started turning itself off and then it is hard to turn back on. I have a BENQ FP72G+S which I have paired with a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows 7. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • jamesp1960,

    * Turn the monitor off
    * Disconnect all monitor cords from the computer
    * Disconnect the monitor power cord from the rear of the monitor
    * Press and hold the monitor power button in for 5 seconds
    * Reconnect the monitor power cord to the rear of the monitor
    * Turn the monitor on
    * The floating red/green/blue/white dialog box should appear on screen against a black background and the monitor should not shut off
    - If it FAILS, the monitor is defective
    - If it PASSES, the culprit is either the video card driver, the video card, or the cabling