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When the computer turns on i get nothing on the monitor and the monitor says it is in power save mode. plus the light on the optiplex tower stays orange.

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When yo uget power save on you monitor it is telling you it has lost connection with the computer signal. make sure it is pluged in really good to the comp and to the back of the monitor. if it is in good then your video port or card is having a problem

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You should be able to stop this by going into the control panel, select power options and change the settings for the hdd, sleep etc.

Just set them to 0 and that should stop it powering off.

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The monitor is going into power-save mode because it's not receiving a video signal from your computer. Are you turning on the computer at the monitor or on the tower? If you're turning the tower on are you hearing any noise (i.e. fans running, beeps, drives spinning, etc.)? Does the power light on the tower come on and stay on? If not you may have a bad power supply or other hardware issue.

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Please can you help us. when we turn the computer on the monitor light stays blue with the screen remaining black, when we turn the tower off the light stays blue when it usually has the orange standby...


There is probably a conflicting setting in your power management options. My recommendation is that you check the monitor setting in Windows and see how you have it set up. In Windows it is under CONTROL PANEL>POWER OPTIONS. There are a few differences between WINDOWS 7 and XP from here on out, but in general, do not select a scheme and do not select any hibernate, standby, or sleep modes. If you stick with a simple power saving option, like "TURN OFF MONITOR: After 15 mins." you should not have any further problems.

Many of the Windows "green schemes" will not work right with different combinations of BIOS, Hard drive, motherboard, and monitor. It is best to avoid them, unless you are very patient and willing to go the trial and error route. Good Luck!

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Our Dell Pc is stuck in power save mode. We can,t get it off. What do we do?


The issue is with the monitor itself. If a monitor does not get a pc signal then it will go into power save mode. Check the cables and see if the monitor is plugged into the computer tower. There might be two ports to plug into, try them all.

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Hello,
If your monitor is going in Power save mode it can be cause by following reasons.
>Check the data cable going from monitor to your Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is connected properly.The connector will be blue or white in colour.
>If the Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is powering on.

If still in power save mode then try to shutdown Tower and monitor,disconnect power cable from tower and monitor.Hold the power button on tower for 15 seconds.Then again try to connect monitor and check,if still nogo,and if tower has no lights then issue with motherboard or video card or power supply.If possible try connect spare known good monitor.

Thankyou

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I have a dell optiplex sx280 computer and monitor that has lapsed into ''power save mode'' and I have been unable to ''awaken'' it (I'm not sure which is ''asleep'': the monitor or computer!) from sleep. I...


How's the status light of your computer monitor? is it blinking amber? and the status light of your computer tower's power button? blinking amber as well or solid green or no light at all?

1. Disconnect all the connection at the back of your computer tower
2. Press the power button of the computer tower for 15 seconds
3. Reconnect the power button and the monitor cable at the back of your computer tower and turn on the computer (if it turned on that means that one of the device plugged at the back of your computer tower is faulty)
4. If still the same problem, open up your computer tower.
5. Reseat the video card, Reseat Hard drive, Reseat Memory, Reseat CPU, Reseat power cord coming from the CPU to your computer (doing all things one-by-one to pin-point the root cause of the issue)

If none of the troubleshooting steps fixed the problem, possible that the power supply is faulty and if the power supply is faulty sometimes it goes with the motherboard.

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Power saving mode upon start up




i) usually an computer enter's into power saving mode if computer monitor is not receiving any singals from the computer tower, so it has nothing do withur computer monitor(computer monitor is working fine), there is some problem withur computer tower.

ii) now try  removing all the physical connections going to computer tower(back side), wall socket  and replace them ....., (to avoid loose connections) 

   now see whether ur computer is turning on and working properly so that your computer monitor receive singals ....

  let me know what is happening

Thanking you

M. Sridhar

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In power save mode


The monitor is not receiving signal from the computer. Is the power light on on the computer? If so - press and hold power button on computer until the power light goes off, then press again to restart. If the computer starts and you still have no picture it is most likely a video card or motherboard problem.

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