Mag monitor problems... need help

ok.. i have a Mag 810FD monitor. My problem is that when i turn on my computer, log into windows, and open up Internet Explorer, mozzila, or try to explore the hard drive, my screen goes black! i have waited up to 5 minutes and then i figured that i had to TURN OFF the monitor and then turn it back on! i have no idea what happened (this has been hapeing for about 6 months and i just installed a new HD and now its doing the same thing.
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  1. Your monitor may be dying.

    A guess and a test:
    When you are opening explorer or some other program
    you suddenly display a bunch of white on the screen
    which causes a surge of power to the flyout transformer.
    In this and some other components this surge causes the
    monitor to shut off (although power light is still on).

    Test this way:
    Do not open maximized windows for IE, Mozilla, or Explorer.
    Open them 3/4 or 1/2 size.
    See if that causes the shut-off.
    If not, then this is the problem.
    . . . and your monitor on its way out.

    CRT monitors have several components which
    deteriorate over time - and then die.

    Also, it is probably temperature sensitive.
    Hot - it will shut off.
    Cool - it will not shut off

    If the test above works, plan on a new monitor.
    Could last weeks or months . . . or days.

    You can also turn down the brightness and/or
    the contrast. Both affect the power surge which
    come from a full page of white.

    You may be able just turn down the brightness
    and stop the problem (for now).

    Please post the results of your tests here.
    Good luck.
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