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Monitor My Sony trinitron monitor will not come out of "power save mode". It is attached to a G4 and OS X. I have restarted both several times.

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Are you sure this is a monitor problem? I have a user with a Mac that occasionally has the same symptoms you describe. For me I generally have to shut the computer down and physically unplug the power cord from the computer (not monitor), reattach it and restart. Let us know if that works for you.

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Acer pc and lg monitor blank screen says power save mode on start up, anyone know how to fix this?

Actually during start-up there is a slight delay before the HDD & OS is detected by the CPU. Normally all monitors slip into power saving mode within 10 secs of inactivity of either mouse or keystroke. This inactivity is read by the monitor which promptly switches to power saving mode. However the moment the HDD LED starts blinking, the monitor wakes up & starts displaying. This power saving mode in most of the flat screens is only associated with movement of mouse or keypad. This does not register till the CPU starts up & thats why the monitor switches over to power saving mode till it starts receiving signal from the CPU.
It is a normal behaveour, so don't get worked up over it, plus you can always hit the Auto set feature on the monitor after booting the PC completely. ( I think the time out for the monitor to enter power saving mode is only 10 secs). Hope this helps.

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My monitor won't come out of power save mode. How do I get it out of power save mode?

Problem is not with Dell E197FP LCD Monitor, it happens sometime and the culprit usually is an empty battery on the motherboard. The motherboard battery is used when the mains power is off. When your computer detects an empty battery, it goes into a low-power mode.
The computer will then display as message, like "Power save mode - press any key on keyboard or move mouse".
Better to replace battery:-

  • open the case of your computer;
  • visually scan the motherboard for a button-cell battery (it looks like a digital watch battery, but a bit larger);
  • remove this motherboard battery from your computer;
  • restart your computer: it should now power up normally (you may get some warning messages but ignore them);
  • set the date and time of your computer using the "Date and Time" control panel;
  • you can now use your computer normally, but you will lose date and time settings when you disconnect the computer power cord, since there is no motherboard battery present to store them;
  • replace the battery or buy new;
  • install the new battery in your computer;
  • restart your computer, and set the date and time again; the settings will now be saved using motherboard battery power.

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Screen goes black while in use

If your monitor it's good the reason may be that the settings of the refresh rate is to high for your monitor. Try to enter in Safe Mode (Press F8 key before booting in OS and from the menu choose Safe Mode) and then from Control Panel try to remove de video driver and then restart the computer. After restart, the OS will detect your video card as standard VGA card. After that install your video driver again.

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Monitor displays "warning pc entering power saving mode

Sounds like to power settings were set too low. Restart the PC, before it gets to Windows press F8. This will send the PC into SAFE mode. You'll get a menu of which SAFE mode to select, just select SAFE mode with networking. Once in SAFE mode, go to START, Control Panel, Power Options. From there select new settings. Since this is a desktop, I would make the settings very long. Good luck

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LCD Monitor - green power light blinking - nothing on monitor

It sounds like your computer is putting the monitor in power save or sleep mode, and the monitor doesn't respond appropriately. The monitor might be faulty, or overheating. Make sure there is adequate ventilation around the monitor, and that it is clean and free from dust around the vents on the case.

Another thing to try is to check your computer's screen saver and power saving settings. Try turning off the "turn off monitor after [interval]" setting and see if the monitor still shuts off after several hours.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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Followed the directions of redlegs1, posted 12/26/2007. It didn't work the first time, but sure did on the second attempt. Thanks redlegs1, you're no apprentice my friend!

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Second monitor - 'power save' mode.

Firstly, you can try to switch the second with the first monitor. Secondly, use only the second monitor as a main monitor and check that if there is still a problem or not. It might be because of BIOS. You can check and update BIOS with your computer manufacturer.

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I think your monitor is unstable. Is it showing power saving when you boot your PC? Does it show something when the Windows XP splash appears?

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Mar 25, 2007 | Sony CPD E230 17" CRT Monitor

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-Turn off both computer and monitor
-unplug monitor from computer(still plugged into power supply)
-turn on computer and monitor(monitor is still unplugged)
-After computer is on for about 30 sec. plug monitor into computer
-turn off both monitor and computer(now connected together)
-turn on monitor then computer and should be good to go!!!

Mar 25, 2007 | Sony CPD E230 17" CRT Monitor

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