Hello. Just two days ago my monitor began to go into power save mode shortly after starting up the computer. Sometimes I can get to the windows load screen, twice i got to the desktop but only for a very brief period of time - not enough to do anything - but it usually goes into that mode only a few seconds after i turn the computer on. (The lights go from green to steady amber on the monitor). I have read people changing the setting for the mode from desktop properties and also in BIOS but i dont have enough time to get into either to check. I am connecting the monitor to my pc with a dvi cable. I tried a new cable and that didnt work. I have two video card in my cp and i tried cleaning all connectors and switching them around and tried all four dvi slots but still nothing. I moved my monitor to a friends and used his vga cable with his computer and the monitor worked. I do not have a separate computer with a dvi slot to test, but I did use an adapter to connect the DVI slot on my computer to the VGA slot on my monitor and still nothing. Any Ideas???
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Hello, The reason your monitor switched to power saving mode is because the operating system on your computer told it to. A computer left on and unattended is programed to sleep/hibernate after usually a short period of time. Without going to in depth, There are stages of sleep and after time the hibernation deepens. However, moving the mouse or pressing a key should take it out of sleep. Microsoft has a support page for this issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266283 Good Day
Laptops often have a function key which switches from laptop only, external monitor only, laptop & external. One of the top number keys, along with the function (fn for short) must be pressed simultaneously to step through these.
Where these keys are at, may differ from laptop to laptop.
Power saving modes are automatic for some LCD monitors some have setting like after 20 ,30 mins to an hour the computer monitor itself will go into standy saving modes like power led switch indication go to yellow led lighting or the monitor of the lcd screen go blank if ur computer have no pictures for displaying as a screen saver modes.Power saving modes it best for uses if ur computer it on all day long.If u don't touch the mouse or a keyboard the monitor will go in the power saving modes for less electricities consumption for less stress for the monitor electronic components for working to hard for the monitor not to malfuctions sooner or the monitor life cut too short because the computer it on all day.
Hi there. I had the same problem months ago when I try to play high end games like Sims 3 my monitor goes into power saving mode. I tried to check every possible causes of the problem. It could be that your computer is overheating try to clean your computer and check if your fans still works. Second it could me your power supply malfunctioning, maybe it does not meet the required power to make your game work. Last cause is your video card malfunctioning, what I did is to just buy a new video card and it works.
If you do not have spare power supply or video card you can go to a computer repair shop for them to check the possible problem that causes it to go into power saving mode. It can also save you money before you can buy a new one.
Hope this helps, Have a good day!
If the power light turns yellow, there is no signal being received by the monitor from your computer's graphics card. The screen will shut off (go into idle mode), which is a low-power state, that saves energy. Check that the cable on the back of your computer is plugged into the right graphics card (many PCs come with more than one, these days). There may be one built into the computer's mainboard, and another one may be on a separate graphics card located somewhere else on the machine. Only one of these will work on startup. If one doesn't work, try the other.
Ok if it the monitor works fine on another unit discount it out of the equation as a monitor problem. I would suspect the driver on the PC that delivers the problem, especially the video card. . Check that the cable is also on tightly. remove it and even clean the pins and replug it .the plug on that PC may be dirty
You May need to replace the video card as the communication to the monitor is intermittent and that is why you get the amber light. Open the box with power off. clean the card if it has a lot of dust on it ( most do and its always a shock) wipe it over ( BOTH SIDES) and then try to start it up as usual with the monitor connected to see if that fixed it ( sometimes works) if not get another card and replace it. Best I can offer without being there to help on the spot. A new card should allow you access to install and configure it and these days they are pretty cheap to buy
i would refer to your users manual to see if there is a power save mode setting on the monitor it'self and to see how to adjust it or contact the manufacture of the monitor . ok ?
hope that this is helpful