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My ibm desk top is stuck in power save mode monitor won't work

My desk top is stuck in power save mode. when i reboot i have no monitor I have tried 3 different monitors none will show the message says monitor is in power save mode activate using pc .

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  • etwdocs Nov 21, 2008

    Thank you for your quick response however it did not work so I guess I will have the drive tested



    thanks again

    Eric Wade

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I experience exactly the same. IBM P96 monitor and desktop pc.

    The same monitor displays everything fine when switched to my laptop.

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So the only way you have to act is, turned off and directly on the mainboard, so do it carefully.
You'll have to find out, where, on the mainboard is located the battery, (a small coin like
unpluggable metallic piece)
Remove it and let all static electricity completely disapear, so, let the cpu power unplugged,
battery removed, for 1h,
Then, place back, battery, try to start again if not working it's hardwaire failure.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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    at your service...
    Niceday 'nyway.

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