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Monitor will not shut-off in power save mode

If system is left alone. It will go into the screen saver mode but then when it should shut down monitor it wakes back up to the desktop. I have checked (and reset) the power "usage" control panel located with the screen saver controls they are set to desk top and set to shut off monitor after 20 mins. anybody have any ideas??? thanks in advance.

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Do a virus scan
and then a disk defrag
control settings
click never for standby
and remove check from hibernate

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Won't go into sleep mode


Which operating system ?


Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.


This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.


Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!


Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.


The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.


Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.


All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.


Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.


Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.


Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.


If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity


Your Computer in sleep mode


First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.


Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.


Push the Power button.


Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby


Save all work before leaving your computer.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Management.


Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.


Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.


Putting Your Computer in Hibernation


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Settings.


Click on the Advanced tab.


At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.


Click the Power button.


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Monitor keeps going to sleep


Windows XP
  1. Go to Start then Control Panel and click on Power Options
  2. On the Power Schemes tab, select Home/Office Desk in the Power Schemes drop-down box
  3. In the box labeled System standby, select Never
  4. Click OK to save your changes.
Windows Vista
  1. Go to start and type in the search box Power Options hit the enter button
  2. On the Left side there is a panel Click Change when the computer sleeps
  3. Click the drop-down box which says Put the computer to sleep and select Never
  4. Click Save changes
Mac OS X
  1. Click on the blue/black apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen, and choose System Preferences
  2. In the Hardware section, select Energy Saver
  3. Make sure the Settings for: drop-down box is set to Power Adapter
  4. On the Sleep tab, move the sliding bar labeled Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for: to Never


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I am unable to access the internet from sleep mode Can only get on internet from shut down mode


Three possible causes of sleep mode. first, an extensive screensaver with password lock prevents display. A condition that is observable as a blankscreen also known as sleep mode. Second, a computer power saver settings that shutsdown during idleness. Third, An improper shut down of the computer would have caused a sleep mode to save the system data files.



Restoring the computer to regular functionalioty

First solving predictable sleep mode settings
1. A movement of mouse pointer across the screen should reestablish unprotected password modes
a. password protected sleep mode would display an promp message requiring key code soon after the mouse pointer has changed direction

sloving unpredictable sleep mode settings
1.A computer power saver, screen saver, or splash screen displays prevnting programs acess would require manually powering off the computer system.
a. A manual power back on of the system should restore to program functionality mode

important notes
1. contact expert technical assistance

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Either you move your mouse, or hit a key from the keyboard. In some cases is needed to press the power button from the pc tower.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post.

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Screen saver


CONTROL PANEL
THEN DISPLAY
THEN SCREEN SAVER
You will find your settings in there
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Fujitsu-siemens lifebook P1610 - screen cuts out after 20 seconds left alone, have checked hibernation sequence, display modes etc. cannot find logical reason for it, really annoying! Can you help?


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Monitor shuts down unexpectedly, can't bring it back up


Please verify your monitor screen saver options.there u can find power button.by selecting that button u need to change turn off monitor option into never.then your monitor never shuts down unexpectedly.

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Is this a Software/Config/Hardware Problem ?


hmmm..sounds like a sleep or screen saver conflict...try booting up on Safe mode(F8) on turn on, and then see how that works. Set your screen saver for Never, and see what happens.

You may be hitting a thermal issue with your video circuitry.

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