Let me start with telling you my machine.
Win 7 pro. dual monitor extended displays. main is 1680x1050 and secondary is 1280x1024. Both monitores are LCD.
Both monitors are over 2-3 years old.
Here is the problem:
Recently when i boot my computer the main monitor will briefly turn on and then turn off and NOT turn on again unless i do numerous things to it until it comes back on. The secondary monitor functions correctly. I was wondering if there was anything that i could do to save the monitor?
To fix the issue i usually unplug the monitor for a few seconds and plug back in, or turn it on and off, or restart the computer. It will also not come back on after the computer has went to sleep.
Once it is on it usually stays on until the computer turns the screen off... i have not experienced it turning off while in use.
New information regarding my problem:
It happened again last night. So i tried the normal things to get it to turn on that i listed above. This time it would not turn on. I got new cables and tried that and it did not fix the problem. After some time swapping cables, turning it on and off again, unplugging it for a few seconds plugging back in, restarting computer... it finally decided to turn on and stay on for the rest of the evening. Does anyone else have any suggestions on what i might can do to fix the monitor? It is a really nice and large monitor and would hate to have to buy a new one... monitors are expensive.