My computer occasionally turns on with a completely green monitor. I've traced this issue to the HDMI connection; unplugging the HDMI cable and plugging it back in fixes the problem practically every time.

Is there any software equivalent to "plugging it in again" I can do? Some way to re-trigger the monitor HDMI handshake.

Graphics Card:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

  • HDMI may be problematic and limited. Can't you use any other type of connector?
    – harrymc
    Mar 22 '19 at 10:48
  • Have you tried replacing the cable?
    – LPChip
    Mar 22 '19 at 13:34
  • @lpchip yeah, have tried that. I've also updated drivers for the graphics card and generic PNP monitor. Frankly I think it's the monitor that's at fault, it's old but if rather not replace it.
    – Greedo
    Mar 22 '19 at 14:08

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