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Originally Posted by ColdFlo
Sounds like an os problem or a driver problem or when u put it in sleep mode or whatever and it comes out ive had bugs at that juncture as well. If the monitor is in test mode it means its receiving a signal it cant process for whatever reason. DVI cable driver os bad monitor there are many possible problems in that drive chain. You need to study more about drivers and monitors and your pc in general if someone else had run into that issue and they saw your post they would most likely chime in and help you. Demanding info or asking over and over in a thread this long is not going to help you very much. Your probably better off making your own thread or doing allot of googling. Doing allot of googling(for days or weeks) tends to fix most of my problems that can be fixed. Asking a bunch of noobs in one location is no good. Most of the data in forums and on the internet is erroneous and its a waste of time to ask a small group of idiots anything as they will never have the answer(especially for my kind of questions). But, if you search long and hard through hundreds of thousands of pages you will find gems they are out there perfect gems of knowledge that lead you to the answer or help you directly. Some questions you have about computers you wont google across the answer in under a decade(I've had a few of those). Sorry can't help you with that one as I've never had that on this monitor and I don't fully know your setup which you didnt detail most likely cause your a noob and thats why you didnt supply all the givens, but I have my own things to google so just go ahead and help yourself. I wouldn't jump to the conclusion its a faulty monitor until you have ruled everything else out first and foremost ruling out yourself and your own ignorance. If I had to guess pebkac. Reinstall everything clean your drivers and reinstall(the only correct way to reinstall). Most people cant clean their computers or troubleshoot their own stuff and if those fail reinstall everything if the problem still exists and you did a clean wipe then your only problem is hardware but if the monitor is working in other situations except coming out of sleep as in you turn the monitor on and it displays its not the monitor its your computer driver or os. See how much explaining it took just to tell you that.
Terrible post, Im no noob, my rig is in my sig by the way. Tried on two different pc setups so you can rule out most of your post but thanks for taking the time to reply, and if I was you I would refrain from calling people names on OCN.
Edit@moragg thanks for that reply I am now in the process of contacting the seller through email to their customer support and ebay itselfEdited by Ghost12 - 8/29/13 at 10:23am