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Monitor Issue

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    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Monitor Issue


    Hi everyone,
    I've recently started having an issue where after I exit a game, my second monitor (laptop screen) returns to normal but my main monitor (Samsung 21.5", not sure of the exact model) displays a black screen. The standby light on the monitor is off, so the monitor is powered on however the screen remains black, with not even the backlight. I try turning the monitor off and on again but the problem persists, until I unplug my HDMI cable and plug it back in again. Although this might not sound like such a big deal, it's quite annoying because once I do get the monitor back up, my desktop icons are muddled up and my desktop background changes back to my old one (something that also happens while installing GPU driver updates).

    Any thoughts as to why this is happening?
    Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Some games/programs do not return everything to previous state, try hitting F5 (desktop) refresh.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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