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Monitor Shutoff Problem

Hi,
I have a E-machine desktop unit that boots up and after about 20 secconds the flat panel display goes blank. If I turn the monitor off and then on again it comes on and dispalys what would normally be viewed but then it shuts down again after about 20 seconds. It is a Model D2685 with a 19" Flat Panel display.

It was working fine and I shut the system down to install a new printer and when I turned it back on to install the print driver this started to happen.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike

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    FirstBlade May 11, 2010

    Try it on another computer. Let me know what you discover.

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Power management is a tricky business for a lot of users. I would recommend setting a screensaver up if you already have not and turning that part of Power Management off.

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Right click on the desktop, select Properties, click the Screen Saver tab, set up your screensave. Then on that same tab, click the power button at the bottom, changet the turn off monitor setting to 'Never" click apply. Hopefully by never engaging the poower management, this will eliminate the error.

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