I feel I’ve let to much time slip by dealing with failing displays. I’ve dealt with many generic non-php monitor in windows and lowest resolutions on both windows and linux with monitors.
It always starts with hdmi and then trickles down to dvi and vga. I’ve had one display declared dead. All the displays I’ve dealt with are well over 8 plus years old so life long lived.
My thought is that when your hdmi starts failing unless it’s a young monitor isn’t it just likely the display is nearing end of life?
When you look online people just discuss troubleshooting, but in my past I’ve found this a waste of time as it feels like beating a dead horse. Getting the display to work through dvi or lucking out with hdmi only to have it fail a month later and rinse repeat for a few months tell the display finally dies completely.
My thought going forward is when ports to a monitor stop working. Check on multiple PC and OS. If the problem persists, recycle the display, get a new one if you need it and call it a day.
Am I wrong for thinking this?