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Monitor goes into sleep mode

I have flat panel HP monitor that's only about 2 years old. for the past 2 days it has not allowed me to go past its "Monitor going to sleep" mode. I changed the keyboard and it came back its doing it again...what can i I do.. Help!

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  • trish8941 Dec 29, 2007

    My Dell monitor is in sleep mode. I cannot get to windows at all. I only get touch any key or move mouse to disable sleep mode. But, that does not work. Does anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    My son loaded Bioshock and could not get it to work. I downloaded Direct X9.0c and tried updating his NVDIA 5300 video card with downloads from NVDIA for the 8300. I was wiping his LCD complaining how dirty it was...all of a sudden...bam...don't know what happened...It keeps trying to start then quickly go into sleep mode. We can only see the screen for a few seconds, the hourglass on the mouse is running and I still see the Bioshock application open?


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  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    My HP vp17 monitor goes to sleep mode one minute after I turn the computer on. It will come back on after I turn the computer off and on again, but goes right back to sleep mode in a minute.

  • DaGoose2 Aug 14, 2008

    Once My Hp W2207h enters sleep mode all I can do is reboot. Love the monitor but hate the sleep mode, Can it be turned off? Doesn't seem to matter what I am doing when it decides to enter into the sleep mode I can not stop it nor can I bring it out of the sleep mode with out rebooting.

  • drtaylor47 Jan 18, 2009

    i have the same problem,i changed monitors, same thing,, nothing, i disconnected the motitors power cord, and as soon as plugged it in, went to sleep mode, even when the computer was off, i also went and bought a new vidieo card, it didnt work

  • buster54 Feb 06, 2009

    i have the same problem. i cant get into my internet cuz keeps on saying in sleeping mode. cant pass that.

  • jimluhn Feb 17, 2009

    my monitor is going into sleep mode seconds after bootup

  • aweet05 Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with my new HP LCD flat 17" monitor for quite sometimes & i thought i am the only one who has this problem. When "Monitor is going to sleep" appear, it is very disappointing because you can't on back the monitor in short time..Is it some kind of product defect? Really appreciate if anybody can settle this problem for us..



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Just to check, do you have any power settings enabled? If you right click the desktop and go to properties, then screensaver, then power settings, look for hibernation and options to turn off the monitor after a certain amount of time. Maybe one of these settings got checked.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

  • mav2541015 Mar 27, 2011

    that's fine if you could see what the hell you were doing miss, if you can't see anything, then i guess you're not going to know what settings you're in.

  • dev d Aug 25, 2011

    i have the same problem. with hp- L1506 s model..... if we do not see any thing on screen ..... and the CPU working properly.. then how to solve this problem .. I try by using another monitor ... as well as hard disk change and check that hard disk in to other system. May i know this problem we face only in WIN-7


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U can not even see the desktop how do u go screen server. this happens before the operating system is even loaded

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This has a mechanical fix. The problem is that the electronic connector to the monitor is, in varying degrees, a loose fit. The fix that worked for me was to clip the end of a straight pin about 3/8" (same length as the single pin in the electric connector), drop this "shim" into the hole in the connector, and then press the connector firmly into the bottom of the monitor. My monitor had been going into sleep mode immediately, every time - now it stays on. Only caveat is to remember this fix if you ever have to disconnect.

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Had same problem...replace avg [video] board

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It is a little hard to find in Windows 7
click the windows button in the bottom left
Chose "Control Panel" Then go to the "Hardware and Sound" option Then "Power Options"
In the light blue left half of the window Click "Choose when to turn off the display" Change it to "never" and save changes

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Hello, I too had this problem. All it is ,is the sreen resolution. Turn on computer and keep tapping the F8 key to start computer in safe mode. once in safe mode go to programs, accessories, system tools and to system restore. Follow instructions on system restore by clicking next. On the calender click the blue date when you know the system last worked. Let the system retore. It will tell you whether it restored or not in the end. Then you will restart the computer as usual and not in safe mode....

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Monitor go to sleep mode then sound of monitor speekar off why

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I have a computer with 3 monitors. I had the same problem - ended up checking all the stings (win 7). Just by accident found out that the powered MINI display cable that connects the monitor to the computer went bad. Those little cables are expensive but could be even defective from the start. The monitor even turns on for a few seconds or sometimes for a few minutes and then shuts off. Replace the cable!!

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I solved this problem by going into "Control Panel" and then "Power Option" then clicking on the side, "Choose when to turn off the display" and then it was set to "20 mins" so i changed it to "Never" Hope this Helps. Rajetharan

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Wmhanko119 wants more answers to this question
hy jacker to 2007 post wants information
why not start you own post.

  • what PC, and OS, (windows XP:?)
  • what monitor F1703 17" LCD Monitor
  • did you push the 1703 menu button and turn off the silly sleep timing inside first (covered in the free manual this is)
  • did try a more modern monitor 2010 or newer on this PC to see if the PC is oK first,? seems now.
  • did you test the 1703 on a known working PC first to see omg it is the monitors problem only, no yo did not. but can.
we have posted this answer for old 2000 2010 monitors vast times here, endlessly...... search much

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I had same problem. Nothing is wrong with the monitor itself as it will work with another computer. The actual problem is configuration of the power options, but there is no way you get to solve it, except to reset to factory default with a setup disk.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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Trust me what every u do it wont work
I just open my computer and swith the memory thing
it when your computer full of stuff and virus

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

  • bkbatman Feb 12, 2010

    The problem is it not your video card it your computer is the problem the computer is like the brain to all function of your screen, either,mouse,sound,everything


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