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Whenever the HDMI cable gets moved or bumped my screen goes black for about 5 seconds. Then it starts to flicker <10 seconds.

The only way I can get this to stop is by jiggling the connector around in the HDMI port on my graphics card and hoping that it likes the position its in.

Would this be caused by a faulty HDMI cable or something wrong with the HDMI output on my graphics card?
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From you saying you have to "jiggle" it makes me think the output on the GPU. But for a quick test put another HDMI cable on it for a test.
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Originally Posted by newbrevolution View Post
From you saying you have to "jiggle" it makes me think the output on the GPU. But for a quick test put another HDMI cable on it for a test.
This, you'll be able to tell for sure if you try a different cable.
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This, you'll be able to tell for sure if you try a different cable.
If you do not mind me asking what kind of HDMI cord is it? Also I agree with the above statements try a different cord. If problem still exists it has to be the GPU connector.
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"Whenever the HDMI cable gets moved or bumped my screen goes black for about 5 seconds. Then it starts to flicker <10 seconds".

This ^

Neither cable or GPU port. Whenever the card sending signal to the monitor disturbed, that's the effect what you are seing. Shutdown PC, connect it properly and you will be fine.
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"Whenever the HDMI cable gets moved or bumped my screen goes black for about 5 seconds. Then it starts to flicker <10 seconds".

This ^

Neither cable or GPU port. Whenever the card sending signal to the monitor disturbed, that's the effect what you are seing. Shutdown PC, connect it properly and you will be fine.
Pretty sure my I can move my HDMI cable all over the place and I do not get that to happen. Its either u get the signal or don't when it comes to HDMI
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Yea, I guess it will be easier to suggest RMA or buying new parts rather than troubleshooting.
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