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The monitor is in power save mode and won't get out of it

I turn the computer on and the computer disk drive and lights all work but the monitor won't show a picture. When i click a button on the monitor it says "In Power Save Mode: Click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard to continue." When i do that the screen just goes blank. The keyboard has lights that are lit up, so thats working. Everything is plugged in... The monitor works too because i plugged it in a different computer. Any help?
Also the computer was sitting in a box in my basement so after it didn't work i used compressed air and just shot it in the holes in the back to get rid of some dust.

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It sounds like your video card has failed, if you are using an aftermarket video card, try removing it from the system and plugging it into the onboard OEM video card.

If you are using onboard and there is only 1 video plug then most likley you system board has failed.

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Do you mean the monitor's power light starts green and then turns orange when you turn it on? Most monitors will go to a power saving mode when they do not get a signal from the computer.

The Dell GX260 has a green power light when on. When the computer is off, the light is off. If it is green and blinking, then the computer is in a power saving mode.

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