Windows 10: Monitor taking longer and longer to "wake up" in the morning
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
AMD RADEON SETTINGS:
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 - 184.108.40.2060
Direct3D® Version - 220.127.116.118
OpenGL® Version - 18.104.22.16899
OpenCL™ Version - 22.214.171.124
AMD Mantle Version - 126.96.36.199
DVD: DVD-RWSATA (BOOT MENU: TSSTcorp CDDVDDW SH-S223C - ATAPI?)
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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