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My monitor says "opms going into off mode " as soon as I plug it into my computer. The light on the monitor is green and when I plug it into my computer is goes amber. It is a Dell dimension 8100 . I have tried several video cards and it is the same on each one of them. One I know worked in a different computer. I had just put a new operating system onto it and it worked fine. I vacumed it out while it was unpluged. When I tried to turn it on this happened. I now have a hard drive in it with no operating system on it and need the monitor to go on to load the new operating system and use the computer. Please, any ideas? kenneyg.

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  • aaqquablue Apr 15, 2009

    This is kenney with the problem with my monitor.

    I would like to ad that this monitor works fine when on any other

    computer so it must not be the monitor. thanks for you help

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Either the computer is not functioning at all or your monitor is looking for a signal on the wrong input. There is no way to tell from your description of the problem.

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Hi from your description of the problem it sounds like the display settings on your computer are set wrongly for this monitor, i.e. 1280x800. If this is the case you need to change the settings, Obviously you cant do this with this monitor in ordinary boot but you can using F8 and safe mode, control panel, display settings, change to the ones that match this monitor. Is this a Dell monitor that came with your system? if so and you need info for it heres a link that may help.
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~subcat=138&~cat=3

I hope this helps, if not let me know. Thanks

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