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Screen Blackout

  1. #1

    Screen Blackout

    Since I put my pc on this morning, I have been getting sporadic screen blackouts when viewing video. eg: watching news video which goes blank, then back on, blank back on etc. So I tried it in youtube, same problem and also in NASA tv live. Then I came in here and started asking the question and no blackout.

    Presume blackout is tied in with either java or shockwave?????

    It was perfect yesterday

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  2. #2

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    flash player or directx maybe.. clear your flash player cache through control panel applet first..

    could also be hardware related
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    I have made sure Direct X is up to date. I'll test that before I move onto flash check.
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  4. #4

    18,0,0,162 installed Flash player. Direct X up to date, but video still blacking out, Need to check Nvidia now
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  5. #5

    Started doing it again, turns out it Firefox. I open youtube and start video, screens blanks out for 3-4 secs them comes back (using hdmi lead) then when I close video, same thing happens again. Son suggested using different browser, so tried the same in IE11, nothing went wrong. Now going to contact FF to see if they know of this.
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  6. #6

    installed avant, using firefox engine, ad it works fine
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