About a month ago my 3 year old LCD started flickering when coming out of power saving mode. I have the screen saver come on after 5 minutes, and then Windows turns it off after an hour. It flickers rapidly for about 5-8 seconds and then goes black. I hit the reset button on the case and when XP rebooted everything was ok.
After this happened 2-3 times I changed the power saving settings to not turn off the monitor at all, and I physically turned it off myself if I was going to be away for several hours. No change - still does the same thing.
The one thing I haven't done is to leave it on 24/7 and just let the screen saver run. I haven't had any issues when coming back from having the screen saver on. I also put a 'reboot' shortcut in the corner of my desktop that I can click fast when it does this so I don't have to reach down and hit the reset button on the case. When XP reboots everything is fine, and the picture looks as good as it did before this started happening. If it flickered after a reboot I'd assume the monitor was on its last legs, but since it doesn't I thought maybe something else was going on.
So what's the story?
This post has been edited by E-66: 26 February 2013 - 09:31 AM