PC hardware forum: Monitor blinks one time every 4 minutes. I've timed it.

by: FriendlyMartian January 20, 2007 12:44 PM PST

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Monitor blinks one time every 4 minutes. I've timed it.

by FriendlyMartian - 1/20/07 12:44 PM

Approximately every 4 minutes (I've timed it) I get a short blink or flicker in my primary display. It is very short and only blinks/flickers just once, but it happens every 4 minutes. It has blinked in my secondary display a few times, but almost everytime it blinks on the primary display. And it only blinks on one display, not both displays at the same time. I have disabled my virus software and that didn't help. I don't have any games, so it's not game related. It happens no matter what software I'm running. I can have only Windows open, and it happens. I can sit and watch the monitor and it blinks when I'm doing nothing on the computer. But it's 4 minutes between each blink. It doesn't make any difference if the system has just started, or if I've had it on for 4 hours. Strange? Anyone heard of anything like this?

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