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Power problem When I start my computer the screen displays "power saving mode". The computer will not "wake up" so to speak, no matter what I do. I can turn the computer on and off a few times and it will finally boot up as it should. It seems to work fine after that point.

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That seems to point to a problem with your video card.  Try taking it out and putting back in.  The power saving mode message comes purely from the monitor and only means it isn't getting a signal.  Also check the connection to the monitor and maybe a different cable. 

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How to wake up computer from sleep mode?

Press the Power button. Then Restart (or if the computer Starts on its own). On homepage, Right click, then select Personalization. Select Screen Saver, then choose "Change Power Settings" under Power Management. Power Options screen will let you make a variety of choices, including when the computer sleeps. Be sure to save your actions.

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How to Troubleshoot a Laptop Screen That Shuts Down

  1. Connectthe power adapter to the power jack on the side of the laptop. Plug thepower adapter into the wall. Confirm the power cable is secured to thepower adapter.
  2. Openthe lid to the laptop. Move or touch the mouse, tap the keyboard, orpress the power button to attempt to wake the computer from hibernationor sleep. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  3. Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Type "power" into the search field. Choose "Power options" from the results.
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on Dec 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Monitor slow to wake up

A computer uses sleep mode to save power and save certain key functions so that users can resume work quickly without waiting for the computer to completely restart.
There are usually at least two types of sleep modes: an ordinary mode in which the current state of the computer is kept operational, and a deeper hibernation in which current settings are saved to the hard drive.
When a computer does not leave the sleep mode, there is most likely a problem with power settings.
Power Button Use

Some sleep modes, especially the hibernation modes, remove the ability for the computer to sense outside movement.
If the user puts the computer into hibernation, then typing on the keyboard or moving the mouse will not wake it, even if these actions work in a light sleep mode.
The only way to wake the computer up is to press the power button.

Power Settings
Computers have power settings that tell them when to perform certain actions, including powering down and going into sleep mode.
Normally, computers will do this automatically when they have low battery power, but if the settings are changed it is possible the computer will only exit sleep mode when connected to a power adapter.
Users can change power settings themselves to more appropriate levels, if necessary.

BIOS Settings In BIOS (basic input/output system) mode, a PC shows not only the last actions that triggered the computer to go into sleep mode, but also what wakes the computer up from sleep mode.
Typically several devices, including keyboard and mouse movement, are listed.
However, if the computer is not programmed to wake up from sleep mode when these devices are used, it will stay unchanged. Users can add or remove devices from the BIOS system itself.

Vista Problems
Microsoft Vista has been known to develop several errors associated with the ability of the computer to wake up once it has gone into sleep mode.
If the user has Vista, it is possible an internal error, possibly connected with the USB ports, has caused the computer to remain in sleep mode.
Users can fix these malfunctions by downloading "hotfixes" from Microsoft's website.

Video Card or Screen Problems
If the monitor refuses to wake up from sleep mode but all settings appear applicable, then the problem could be with the video card or the screen itself.
In this case, the computer is resuming activity but the monitor cannot show it, so it looks like it is still asleep.
The user should make sure the monitor is working properly and make sure the video card is not malfunctioning.

You should also check ram Hard Drive & vga lead
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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
Check your RAM.
The RAM is located in the middle of the motherboard.
There are tabs that you can push to release the RAM.
Remove it and put it back in place until the tabs pop out.
Loose RAM can cause your computer not to start properly where you want to see a video signal.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.

Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.
Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
Restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
Check the vga lead for secure dust free connection or try another vga lead.

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Acer pc and lg monitor blank screen says power save mode on start up, anyone know how to fix this?

Actually during start-up there is a slight delay before the HDD & OS is detected by the CPU. Normally all monitors slip into power saving mode within 10 secs of inactivity of either mouse or keystroke. This inactivity is read by the monitor which promptly switches to power saving mode. However the moment the HDD LED starts blinking, the monitor wakes up & starts displaying. This power saving mode in most of the flat screens is only associated with movement of mouse or keypad. This does not register till the CPU starts up & thats why the monitor switches over to power saving mode till it starts receiving signal from the CPU.
It is a normal behaveour, so don't get worked up over it, plus you can always hit the Auto set feature on the monitor after booting the PC completely. ( I think the time out for the monitor to enter power saving mode is only 10 secs). Hope this helps.

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Our computer is on but the screen says ''power save mode'' and then will go black. How do we fix this?

You will have to wake up the computer, right click on the main windows screen, go to properties, go to display,
Then go to screensaver, then go to power options.
Now that your hear, you can change any settings, power saving mode, Battery power mode, ac power mode, what happens when you close your lid, and more.

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When I leave my computer, after a while, the screen says that it is going into the power saver mode. When this happens, I can't do anything with the comuter. Can't turn it off, can't get the screen out of...

Basically you need to tell the computer to "wake up." Different systems come out of power-save mode different ways.

First, try pressing the key to the left of the [CTRL] button on the right side of the keyboard. It looks like a list with an arrow pointing at the second line.

Next, if you have a keyboard with a little button that has a quarter-moon logo design on it, press it.

Also, look at the power light indicator on the CPU. It should change color when it goes into power-save. If it does, try pressing the power button once for it to wake up. The same is true if there is a power button on the keyboard.

If none of these work, you should look at your preferences and make adjustments. The power-save mode adjustments are generally found in the control panel under Performance and Maintenance in the Power Options section.

Hope this works for you!!

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Monitor goes blank coming out of power save mode

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"Press the "Input" button on your LCD monitor's front panel repeatedly at three- or four-second intervals until your monitor wakes up. If your monitor is set to an incorrect input mode, it won't receive a video signal. After you reset the monitor to the proper input mode, it will receive the signal and wake up automatically."

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Monitor is sleep mode will not come out

check power options in control panel and BIOS.

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My Gateway 500s monitor is stuck in power save mode

Try tapping the F8 key while booting the computer, you will get the start up menu, choose safe mode, when you log on, go to the display settings, that is right click on the desktop, properties, screen saver, advanced and make sure that hibernation is off, along with turn off disks or whatever , probably see turn off monitor after XX minutes, I make ours 15 minutes (150 computers and servers), I don't let the disks turn off. Choose always on also, not home/office. Try this and see if these settings help.

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Digital power saving mode

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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