Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
The monitor was not staying on.
I replaced the cable.
Information the screen, but the Monitor is not staying on.
When I toggle the Monitor on and off button, I see the screen saver is working.
Then the screen goes blank again
I'm not sure exactly what causes this problem. However it seems that lowering the 'Brightness' and 'Contrast' fixes things. The problem is, you can't see the menu without the backlight. However, try this, as it worked for me:
Have monitor turned on and plugged into computer. Boot up the computer so that a signal is being sent to the monitor. My monitor would flicker to life everytime there was a resolution or refresh rate change. But then the backlight goes out and the screen goes black after only a couple seconds. The 'green' power light was still on, just the screen was black. You can only get to the menus when a signal is being sent from the computer to the monitor, so it needs to be on. For my monitor the brightness needs to be at 60 or below for the backlight to stay on. The default factory settings are too high for my montior as they are above those numbers. Once your computer is all booted up, you can change the monitor settings.
Notice you have four buttons on the bottom of the unit: ( - ) Menu ( - ) minus ( + ) plus ( 0 ) power Hit these buttons in order to lower the 'Brightness' and 'Contrast': Press ( - ) minus -- enters 'Brightness' and 'Contrast' menu Press ( - ) minus -- moves hightlighted option down to 'Brightness' Press ( - ) Menu -- selects 'brightness' as option to change Press ( - ) minus several times -- each press moves the brightness down 1-100. Press ( - ) Menu -- sets the new level. Press ( - ) minus -- moves hightlighted option down to 'contrast' Press ( - ) Menu -- selects 'contrast' as option to change Press ( - ) minus several times -- each press moves the contrast down 1-100. Press ( - ) Menu -- sets the new level. Press ( - ) minus -- moves hightlighted option down to 'Exit' Press ( - ) Menu -- selects to exit the menu. Press ( 0 ) power -- turn off monitor Press ( 0 ) power -- turn on monitor The monitor stayed on for me after this. I lowered the numbers much lower than 60 at first. Then raised them slowly back up once I could see the screen easier.
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