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Power Saving Mode problem using the DVI input. VGA input Ok.

In VGA Mode the monitor goes into power saving mode as set under display properties. Using the monitor with the DVI input, it cycles in and out of power saving mode in 1 second intervals at the time set in the display properties (green--amber--green--amber--etc) (screen flashes gray--black--etc). I am thinking that I need to reload the display driver or a bios update. I hate to fool around and cause more problems.

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  • John TS Sep 21, 2008

    This is not a stuck in power saving mode situation as seen in many of the posts.



    Yes, I checked that the new cables are securely fastened.



    The monitor works fine with the DVI set up. After the 20 minutes of no activity, it tries to go into the power saving mode, but insteads cycles as stated above. Moving the mouse or hitting a key brings the monitor back into normal display mode.

  • John TS Sep 21, 2008

    Please see my reply which gives further details.

  • John TS Sep 22, 2008

    Tried turning off the screen saver and setting power saving to 2 minutes as suggested. I entered power saving mode in two minutes, but the cycling continued. My mouse is the ball mouse, not optical. That was a good thought.

    I don't have another computer with a DVI port. But I will try to borrow a portable computer with a DVI port to narrow the problem to computer or monitor as suggested. This will take a few days.

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Try the display on another computer, if the display does the same thing on another machine, then its definitely a problem in the display not in the computer drivers or bios.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Ekse Sep 21, 2008

    also if you could try your computer with another display, to see if your computer is working fine or not. would help to narrow down what the problem really is and where it is at. display or the machine.

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Rip out a toothbrush (without toothpaste of course) or a safe brushing device and brush all of the prongs on the DVI cable. If certain prongs are not contacting the DVI input on the computer it could leave out necessary operations such as screensaving.

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Go into your control panel feature. click on the apperance tab. then click on the screen saver tab. you should be able to adjust the time it takes for the hibernation and when the power save and screean saver come on. in your appearance menu you should have option tabs for power save, hibernation,and screensaver. i'm sure you just need to adjust the settings and remember to click the apply tab and then ok..;.please rate this

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Hi, Please check the cables. loose input connection may take monitor into power saving mode.
Does the LCD show anything when computer boots?
Please disconnect the DVI input to the LCD and check. If this problem persists, it has nothing to do with BIOS or driver updates.
hope it works,
cheers,

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Karthik P Sep 21, 2008

    Ok.


    Try changing it to 2 mins( instead of 20 mins) and see if the problem persists after 2 mins of inactivity.



    if it does, you may have to update the graphics drivers and see.


    I hope you are using Windows XP.


    By the way, is the screen saver on? if so, try turning it off when you do the above.


    This may sound naive...
    Are you using optical mouse ?
    Sometimes, depending upon the orientation of the mouse/ surface, it might disturb the sleep mode of the monitor.


    :)

  • Karthik P Sep 22, 2008

    Guess you should go for Driver update.


    :)

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