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The hard drive is putting the monitor to sleep

I have a computer that has been sitting for about a year (it was working fine when put in the closet) I am now trying to hook it up for my daughter and when i turn it on (it sounds like all is working fans, power, ect) it put the monitor into sleep mode. I have tried two different monitors and it does it to both.... I have tried turning it on and then doing the safe mode thing but the monitor screen is black so i can see anything to see if it is working...... HELP PLEASE ....

( i just put on a brand name , i have no idea what it really is there is no label or anything on the case) ( I do know that there is a GeForce 2 Graphics card in it cuz i also tried pulling that out and reseating it--- that didn't work either)

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  • misty.s Feb 14, 2009

    it does beep like it's posting but screen is still black

    it goes beep beep beeeeeep rrrrrrr .....lol....

  • Rigby810 May 11, 2010

    Does the computer beep at you confirming that it did it's POST (Power on self-test)? If it doesn't beep then it could be a hardware problem.

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Please replug-in memory first to see what will happen, if one beep only and there nothing will show you, change video card.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Andy Feb 15, 2009

    yes, u r right.

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When I try to bring my LCD monitor out of sleep it just comes up a dim lighted screen and cannot see desk top. I put my PC in sleep mode then wake it back up and monitor is perfectly fine? how can I


I suspect the monitor. For the sake of troubleshooting: Try another monitor for a few days. If you have the same issue, we will know it is the video card.

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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.


Hope this helps.




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Turned computer on and monitor instantly goes to sleep,also cant turn off the computer using button.have to use switch on power supply


Try this, unplug everything from the other board except the main hard drive, power connections, and monitor. if it does not come up, remove ram cards, leaving one stick. try again, if it is still bad swap ram sticks. If after all of this it still does not work you have a bad motherboard or processor

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I have a dell dimension 4600 computer. I usually put the computer in sleep mode when I am not using it. Usually I press the ESC button and the computer wakes up. All of a sudden, the monitor won't...


Plug the monitor into another computer to determine if the monitor is damaged or working properly. You can also plug another monitor into your computer to determine the same thing.

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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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Monitor on sleep mode while the computer is on


well it can be many things first make sure that everything in the computer is still in place. if everything is then did you do any upgrades to the computer then if not then your computers video card in broke or your mebo chip the computer is broke. does your computer come on and if so does the hard drive light just staying on or is it flashing?

Jul 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My monitor goes to sleep mode at startup & can't access safe mode


Turn the computer off, open the case and remove the RAM. Does the computer beep when you turn it on with no RAM? If not, your motherboard is dead.

If your computer beeps, turn it off again and try putting one stick of RAM in. If the computer doesn't turn on normally, try the other stick of RAM.

Also, try taking out the video card and putting it back in.

Good luck,
Jason

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530


I have a Dell Inspiron 530S, and it exhibited the same symptoms as rguggemos's & Wilburollie's.

I can put it to sleep, but when I try to wake it, it won't. The screen will stay black. I can hear the drives spin up, and the fans go on FULL blast, and the blue power LED stays flashing, but the computer will stay like that - no picture or anything. Then I'd have to press & hold the power button to force it off, then power back on. Not ideal.

The solution that worked for me?! On boot, at the "DELL" logo, hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, go to Power Management, and change the standby mode from S3 to S1. The difference? S3 is a "deeper" sleep, w/ more components powered off, which is better, energy-wise, but it is more difficult to wake from. S1 is a "light" sleep. Give it a shot! Maybe it'll work!

Good luck!

- Mike

Stolen from another forum:

S0 (Working) is lit. The CPU functions in entirety; the conservation of power is on a basis of by-device.

S1 (Sleep). The CPU is stopped; The RAM is regenerated; the system functions in reduced power.

S2 (Sleep 2) The CPU does not have any power; The RAM is regenerated; the system is in lower mode of the S1.

S3 (Standby) The CPU does not have any power; The RAM regenerates at minimum; the power supply unit is in mode of reduced power. This mode is also called “Save to RAM”.

S4 (Hibernate). All is powered off, but the memory was saved like temporary file on the hard drive. This mode is called “Save to disk”.

S5 (Off) Everything is shutdown. Means you need a full reboot.

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