Why Is My Monitor Slow to Wake Up?

Episode 1748 (1:04:29)

Jeff from Mumfordville, KY
Display Port, DVI, VGA, HDMI Cables

Jeff has a ViewSonic LED monitor, but recently the monitor has started hesitating waking up. It also flickers. Is that a computerĀ or a monitor issue? Leo says it isn't unusual as a monitor that's HDMI driven goes through a "handshake" to determine the best resolution to display. But if it's a standard DVI or VGA connection, then the flickering could be caused by a bad cable or even power interference with the cable. Worst case, the monitor may be starting to fail. But that's unlikely. Start with the easy solution first and replace the cable. It could also be an issue with your video card. Try updating the drivers.