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Monitor Issue


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#1
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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4510U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M (primary), Intel HD 4400 (secondary)
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    Keyboard
    Some wired Acer thing
    Mouse
    Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Free 2015

CountMike

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#2
Some games/programs do not return everything to previous state, try hitting F5 (desktop) refresh.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

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