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Dell PC Power Save Mode

I plug in my Dell PC and the monitor says that it is in power save mode and to activate it with the pc and i put in a new battery and it still doesn't work, and i need help.

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  • Jason Calvin May 20, 2009

    it does not boot up. i plug it in, and the green light goes on the monitor, and the pc makes a few beeps, I then have to push one of the buttons on the monitor for it to come up with that screen. I have pluged and unpluged it in, and when it is unplugged it says the monitor is fine but it needs to be plugged it, and when i plug it in it comes up with the same message. Could you clarify what you mean by video card? thanks

    to benwabnick:
    i would try another monitor but i don't have one, and no one else does


  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Does the computer boot up into windows? Try another monitor if you can.




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When you first plug it in and turn it on, the monitor will shut itself down with only this little note until it receives a signal from the computer to do something else.

You will have to double check the computer as well, and ensure that it too, is turned on. If this is the case, then your next step is to ensure that the monitor and the computer are talking with each other, that is, you'll have to unplug the monitor from the computer and plug it back in again.

If you do all these things, and you still have this message, then something may be wrong with your video card. At that point, you may have to consider taking it to a professional.

good luck
tony

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