Windows 10: Monitor taking longer and longer to "wake up" in the morning

  1.    29 Nov 2016 #1

    Monitor taking longer and longer to "wake up" in the morning


    My Windows10 has suddenly started taking longer and longer for my monitor to come to life first thing in the morning. It now seems to take about 2 - 3 minutes! And it seems that I need to press the "Source" button on the screen as well.

    - Any advice?

    Here is more info about my system:

    Operating system: Windows10 Pro (x64)
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 244T
    Motherboard: Intel DP55WB (MA TX)
    Processor: Intel Core I5 750 2.66GHz
    RAM: 8GB = (2GB 1066 DDR3 Memory) x4 modules
    Hard disk: SSD 300GB, "INTEL SSDSA2CW300G3 ATA Device"
    Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 - S/n: 7 78656 05291 8

    Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series
    Memory Size - 1024 MB
    Memory Type - HyperMemory
    Core Clock - 850 MHz

    Radeon Settings Version - 2016.0226.1531.27895
    Driver Packaging Version - 15.201.1151.1008-151104a-296217E
    Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    2D Driver Version -
    Direct3D® Version -
    OpenGL® Version -
    OpenCL™ Version -
    AMD Mantle Version -

    Power supply: 500W ATX 12v 80+ PSU
    Mouse: Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX -
    Keboard: Microsoft Comfort Curve Control Keyboard 2000 v1.0
    Case: Midi Tower

    I have tried using remote desktop software (Teamviewer) and clearly the PC is running it's just that the screen stays completely blank for ages and ages - 2 or 3 minutes in fact!


      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,889
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       29 Nov 2016 #2

    The Samsung SyncMaster 244T is from when, 2007?

    I suppose that it uses a fluorescent backlight rather than LEDs. I'm not sure what the life expectancy of that would be.

    On the other hand, it's not obvious why a failing backlight would make it necessary to set the source.

    Good luck with it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    30 Nov 2016 #3

    Yes I think I bought it in 2007.
    I don't know how to tell if it has a back light or LEDs for sure, but this site Samsung SyncMaster 244T Specs - CNET says it has "LCD monitor / TFT active matrix" and this site calls it "the best high resolution LCD monitor I’ve seen"

    If it has a back light, clearly that light is work - I am using the monitor right now!

    But every morning it takes me about 3 minutes to get it going [GRRR]

    My routine is to unplug the power for 10 seconds, plug it back in, wait 60 seconds and eventually a message appears saying that nothing is attached to the monitor. At this point I have to press the "Source" button once, and then a few seconds later the screen comes to life and works just fine.

    How can I work out if it's the graphics card or the monitor itself that is not starting properly?

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 1,889
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       30 Nov 2016 #4

    I'm not a brilliant diagnostician.

    If it was me, I'd try another monitor. It helps that I have another monitor to try.

    One thought: with everything turned off, disconnect the monitor from the PC. Turn on the monitor. It ought to display some sort of "no signal" message in much less than 2-3 minutes.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    01 Dec 2016 #5

    Sounds like a classic case of capacitors drying out / failing inside the monitor. Easily replaced if you can solder.
    Have a look on the badcaps forum for more info on how common problems like this are.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I have two DVD-RW/CDR drives that will no longer recognize valid discs since the latest Windows 10 update. I upgraded from Win 7 just over a month ago, and they seemed to work fine. The system information shows that they are good drives, but they...
Hi, I had a windows 10 auto update the other day and since then the following message popsup in message centre everytime I bootup; This app is no longer available Intel ® widi is no longer available because it doesn't work on this...
I tried google searching just the direct phrase of "system and compressed memory", but came up with nothing. I have never seen it before until recently, and it is using half a gig average. When I open file location, it does bring me to the windows...
My external hard disks , and one MP3 player (all USB devices) are no longer recognized, nor appear on "This PC", after I upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 OS. Other devices, such as my Android phone USB connection still works well. I made...
Hi there Updating one PC to RTM - I've got the message !Taking longer than usual but it should be ready soon" Don't turn off PC. It's been in that state for around 35 mins with screen going from light to dark blue and back again and the HDD...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:51.
Find Us