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My monitor is turning off every few minutes

Last response: in Windows XP
August 2, 2012 7:06:57 PM

Hello, my monitor turns off after a few minutes while i play: The Sims 2: Double Deluxe.
But, i don't know exactly why it's doing it. It is getting really frustrating.. I see that everyone else is saying theres a Video card? and to take it out and Dust it? But, I don't know if i should do that. Monitor-ViewSonic
Computer- Microsoft Windows XP
August 3, 2012 2:00:54 PM

Have you paid your power bill?

Seriously, does this happen during any other time, or only when you play that game?

My first step would be to re-plug all the power and video cables. Yes, sometimes the video card will overheat and blank out, but if you have never been inside a PC before you might damage it taking it apart. What kind of machine? Notebook or desktop?