I use my Samsung TV as my computer monitor and to do this I had to get a VGA to HDMI adapter.

It all works fine except when I'm watching something on the computer (my computer is essentially idle so no keystrokes) the screen goes blank for a second with the box telling me "hdmi2 1024x768, etc.

Once it starts doing this, it happens again and again.

Is there any way to stop this?

  • Re-plug your HDMI and VGA inputs. Make sure they are securely plugged in and use the twisties on the VGA to keep the connection secure. – Sun Sep 5 '13 at 4:55

You can go into your Power Settings from the Control Panel and set the display to Never turn off. Not the most elegant solution, but it should work.

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  • Thanks for helping. Tried it. Didn't work. It just kept blinking on and off, even throughout the restarting process. Any other suggestions? – Kath Sep 4 '13 at 20:35
  • Do you know what Graphics Card your PC is running? – Yass Sep 4 '13 at 20:36
  • I'm thinking it's not the idlling thing, "cause now it just keeps doing it even though I'm doing stuff (I'm posting this from my laptop). I tried Samsung and they were no help. – Kath Sep 4 '13 at 20:38
  • No. How do I find out? – Kath Sep 4 '13 at 20:39
  • Install and run this: cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html – Yass Sep 4 '13 at 20:40

Reinstalled video drivers with vga to hd adapter hooked up rather than installing on vga connection and then switching to adapter. Seems to be working.

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