When I turn on the machine, the monitor stays blank with yellow symbol. If I push one of the monitor buttons it says "power save mode" press any key or move mouse. This does not do anything. Have checked out monitor and keyboard on separate computer. Both work fine. Problem in box. I have tried both ports and done the off on thing numerous times. Nothing works.
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You might have put the computer into hibernate; have you tried pressing the power button? It should wake the computer up if it is asleep or hibernating. It is also possible that your monitor cable is unplugged.
Depending on what kind of laptop you have, your button may look
different. Look at the Function keys (all those keys up at the top that
have F's in front of them) and see if there is another colored symbol
on any of them. You should find a colored symbol that looks like a
Press another key toward the bottom of your
keyboard that probably says "Fn" or some other kind of "Function" key -
not Alt, Ctrl, or Shift. Hold that Fn key down while you press the
first key you found that looks like a monitor. That will change your
laptop video output mode between several different modes like: laptop
LCD panel only; LCD panel and external monitor; and external monitor
The purpose of this is if you wanted to plug another
monitor into the back of your laptop, or a projector for a meeting or
Most likely your video card is broken. To check if the motherboard isnt broken either, I would suggest you test usb, sound, and other features of the motherboard.
If your motherboard isnt broken then you have to buy a "pci-e graphics card" at your local store. Shouldnt cost much, about $40-70. Hope that helps.
First thing to do is always check the cable. Make sure it push in all the way. If needed to screw it down. Could also be stand by time out. were the monitor is on a power saving mode. It will go black after 20 minutes or so. If this system stays on all of the time, change the power schemes to "Always On", just make sure you set the monitor and system or hard drive are set to "Never"
Check your power option in the control panel. Look for tab mark "Power Schemes"
Below are pull down menus to change the timeout setting for hard drive, monitor and system.
First of all, most monitors now a days are plug and play. Make sure the monitor is secure on both sides. There is also another connecter like the one attached to the CPU on the monitor, so make sure they're both securly attached. Also make sure you have the connector plugged in the correct monitor port. some computers have 2.
Most monitors will say "Power save mode" when they can tell through residual voltage that the signal lead is plugged into a machine, but there's no picture being transmitted. The four states of a monitor are:
* Off entirely. * Switched on, plugged into a computer but no video signal being received - usually displays "analog power save mode" or "digital power save mode" for a few seconds, then blanks. Comes back to life the moment a video signal is received. This state is the default in full power saving mode. * Switched on, not plugged into a computer. Some monitors don't display anything, some go into power saving mode, some fly "CHECK SIGNAL CABLE" or a similar message around the screen. Picture is restored when the signal cable is plugged back into the computer * On fully, receiving an image, and displaying.