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Digital power saving mode

The Flatron L1920P monitor stays black.  If the mouse is moved, it briefly says "digital power saving mode" in a little box in the middle of the screen.  Then it's black again.  Doesn't respond to any do I get it off the "digital power saving mode"????


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  • babbiz Jan 04, 2008

    My monitor stays on power saving mode and clicking the mouse or pressing any key on the key board does not take it out of the mode. I have reboted turned monitor on and off. I can't check the power schemes if I can't see what I am doing on the screen.

  • olel Jul 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. All power saving definitions on the computer are off - were off before tI even got this screen, and It worked fine for months before this started.

    The computer keeps working while the screen is off - I put internet radio on and it continued for hours. I just can't get the screen to come back.

    is there a way to make it get out of pwer saving mode? or was I warned correctly not to buy LG screen?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    When my PC does a restart after program download, the screen goes into digital powersave and stays in that mode after PC restarts.

  • tdeadder2 Mar 26, 2009

    The problem I have with the solution given is ...How am I suppose to get into the computer to change the settings if I can't get it out of power saving mode. My computer will do nothing.

  • tdeadder2 Mar 26, 2009

    The problem I have with the solution given is the computer I am trying to get out of power saving mode will do nothing. How am I suppose to get into it to change the settings. Will replacing the moniter help?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    My screen says Power Save Mode on startup and I can not get it to leave the power save mode. Any ideas?



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Check your monitor power settings.

right click on your desk top then left click on 'properties' in the white box that appears.

this will bring up a 'display properties' box which should have a tab headed 'screen saver' amongst others.

select the screen saver tab.

in this tab there are 2 sections. one to select which screen saver you want to use (and what settings are applied to it), and another section which should be called 'monitor power'.

click the button here which says 'power...' to adjust your power settings.

in the next window there are 4 tabs. select the first tab (power schemes - which should be already selected by default) and you now have 4 options. leave the selected 'power scheme' in the top of the window as it is and just alter the settings for the selected power scheme.

your 4 options are: 'turn off monitor', 'turn off hard disks', 'system standby' and 'system hibernates'  i would recommend setting all of these to 'never', and don't forget to click the 'apply' button after you've done this.

i would also recommend disableing hibernation in the 'hibernate' tab (this is in the same window as the power schemes tab).

once you've adjusted your power settings, don't forget to activate one of your screen savers.  this is only important if you leave the monitor on for a long time with no changes taking place in terms of what is being displayed. if you leave a static image on for hours you will end up with permanent screen burn. (a ghost image that is always there - even when the monitor isn't switched on!).

i don't bother with screen savers personally as i find them annoying, and find it much easier to simply turn the monitor off whenever i'm not going to be using it for the next hour or more.

hope that solved your problem. apologies if it doesn't.

by the way, the tabs etc i described are what i have on my OS (windows XP pro) and may be named differently if you're using a different version of windows.  the 'power options' settings will still be accessible via 'screen saver' tab in desktop properties though.

good luck!


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  • lightrider Oct 19, 2007

    No personal offense to the guest who posted the solution mentioning graphics boards and sound cards, i'm not sure if those comments were true or not.

    this post is regarding the link in their solution 'common pc problems solved.....'. thought i would check it out and was horrified to discover it was a link to a PC World site.

    seriously folks, avoid them like the plague!  they may well fix your computer, but they'll charge you a ridiculous price for doing it and most people (no offense) are not knowledgeable enough re: pc's to realise they're being taken for a ride.

    in case anyone wants to defend pc world, maybe you can answer this example: a 20 meter ethernet cable at a local retailer where i live can be purchased for as little as £5. how then can the local PC World possibly justify charging £15 for a 6 Meter cable??  on that basis a cable 3 times the length (still being only 18 Meters) would cost £45. do you see my point?

    some of the stuff on that FAQ was accurate, but some was also utter rubbish.

    'i don't believe in updating drivers as part of routine maintence. if it ain't broke don't fix it' is roughly one of the things PC World's guy had to say.

    guess what. driver updates are free and improve the performace of your hardware.  if you buy a car from someone and every six months he offers you free improvements, you wouldn't turn round and say 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' and if you did, he'd say 'i'm not fixing it, i'm just improving it, tuning it and making it more efficient. AND it won't cost you a penny.

    to extend the anology, what would you make of a mechanic who said 'i wouldn't bother'.

    add to that the fact every IT proffesional i've met or talked to about drivers swears by updating them all at least once every six months, and mr PC World is starting to luck like a bit of a numpty.

    nuff said....

    in fact, dare i say it, seeing as that link was posted by a 'guest' i can only assume he works for PC World and figured it'd be a good way to get some business.  certainly is in line with their  character ie. adverts for the unwary who are suckered in by the impression of fantastic deals at 'great' or 'ahem...daylight robbery' prices. depending on your point of view of course.

    apologies for this post but i had to say it.  i detest pc world's ethics and everything they do and i'd hate to see good people like yourselves following that link and end up being taken for a bloody ride, just because they were non the wiser.

    if anyone wants to challenge all that, there are more horror stories where the 'ethernet cable rip off' came from to prove my point.

    whew! glad that's off my chest.... :o)



I had the same problem and solved it by uninstalling all prior display card drivers, of which there were three, since I have had tried or moved a few display cards without every totally removed all the drivers. I then installed the downloaded latest driver for the current video card. Another common problem, at least in older motherboards, is not to enable USB keyboard and mouse in the startup system BIOS. This makes the USB keyboard and mouse useless for exiting power saving mode, especially in standby or hibernate.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008


Many standby and hibernate problems can be traced to graphics boards and sound cards. A simple driver update might get hibernation working again; browse to Common PC Problems Solved: The Ultimate FAQ for an easy way to handle this chore.

Some applications can cause sleep/wake-up difficulties as well. As a test, put your PC into standby or hibernation when particular programs are running, and when they aren't. If everything works when you're not running a certain program, look for a free update, replace the app if no such update is available, or close the program before you take a break.

A BIOS update could also resolve the matter. Check your system vendor's Web site to see if one is available.

If something doesn't work immediately after your system wakes up, wait a bit and try again. Your computer could take a while to come back. If all else fails, enter the name of the hardware or software you installed most recently along with the words standby or hibernate in a search engine to find Web pages and Usenet discussions on potential problems.


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Hi when I start my vista, and in 5mins it enters into power save mode and when I want to open the screen it does nothing. How can i eliminate power save mode? I had an older computer and this problem never accured!

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