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So my roommate has just gone through two LCD monitors in less than 2 months. They pretty much just went black randomly and could not be powered back on.

A little background info:
Shortly before this happened he upgraded his GPU to a 8800GT and put in a single stick gig of DDR. He had some installation issues but after some tinkering we got everything to work/run properly.

After he upgraded he switched to a dual monitor setup that included his original 17" Dell LCD and an old 15" HP LCD. Within a few days the Dell monitor blacked out and could not be turned back on.

A day later he picked up a 17" HP LCD from his 'rents to use. About a month later the same thing happens.


Any idea what the heck is going on?

He runs a factory dell or e-machine and has never touched the bios. Is this just a coincidence with bad monitors? He is prone to breaking things without trying...
    
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Is the monitor on a surge protector?
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Yeah both of the affected monitors were on a surge.
    
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WD Caviar Blue 500GB Vista 64-bit 20" Samsung 2043BWX Corsair 620HX 
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Antec 300 Modded 
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WD Caviar Blue 500GB Vista 64-bit 20" Samsung 2043BWX Corsair 620HX 
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