Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop
It says to activate using PC. I cannot get the monitor to come out of this power save mode. I have a black screen with ony a small dialog box stating that the monitor is in the power save mode - activate using PC
Actually, it most likely is not the monitor which is in "power save mode", it is the computer itself.
When you cannot get a computer out of "power save mode" by any other means, typically the cause is that the button-cell-type battery of your computer, which is located on the motherboard, is empty.
Usually, this happens on a computer which is a few years old, since its batteries will have run out after such a long time. (The motherboard battery is used to store various settings when the computer power is off, such as date and time. When your computer detects this battery is empty, it goes into a low-power mode).
The solution is to replace the button-cell battery on the motherboard of your computer:
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
This error normally occurs when the monitor is not receiving a singanl from the tower. So 1st check the cable connection to the VGA port on the back of the tower and ensure that the cable is securely connected. While looking at the back of the tower, look at the diagnotic LEDs near the PS2 ports marked ABCD. They should all be green If they are not, then there is a problem with the tower and you need to post the indications on the LED (GGAA for example indicates a RAM failure)
If you are using an LCD monitor, you may also need to check the input select button on the monitor if you accidently bump or press the button, then you could change in input selection to DVI and then get this error too.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
SOURCE: Dell PC Power Save Mode
When you first plug it in and turn it on, the monitor will shut itself down with only this little note until it receives a signal from the computer to do something else.
You will have to double check the computer as well, and ensure that it too, is turned on. If this is the case, then your next step is to ensure that the monitor and the computer are talking with each other, that is, you'll have to unplug the monitor from the computer and plug it back in again.
If you do all these things, and you still have this message, then something may be wrong with your video card. At that point, you may have to consider taking it to a professional.
Posted on May 19, 2009
If your computer is indeed running, simply unplug your monitor from the wall, and then plug it back in. This will bring your monitor out of power save mode instantly.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
Testimonial: "Will try when the monitor does this again. Was very helpful. Thanks!"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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