Why does my Dell monitor go black within seconds of me turning it on?

by on January 4, 2011

Q: Its been a year now. I have a Dell Desktop with a flat screen monitor. The monitor goes black as soon as I turn on the monitor. I can hear it running but after a few seconds it goes black. I turn it off and on again and the screen goes black. It allows me to see anything for one second. It wont stay on long enough for me to go to safe mode. Do I need a new monitor or is it something easy that I can fix? I am not a computer whiz but If its fixable I would like to try.


One Response to “Why does my Dell monitor go black within seconds of me turning it on?”
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    This sounds like the monitor is defective and will need to be replaced.

    Dell warranties many of their monitors for up to three years. Contact Dell for information on replacing the monitor.