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Monitor Turns Black - Won't turn back on when moving mouse

My monitor turns off whenever I leave it idle for more than 2 or 3 minutes. But it will not turn back on when I use the keyboard or move the mouse. It will only sometimes turn back on when I either hardboot the computer or unplug the computer entirely.
What's wrong? How can I fix it?

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The problem is in the "soft switch" technology: On some of Sylvania's newer monitors they have incorporated what is called "soft switch" technology. This allows your ATX power supplied computer to turn your monitor on and off using it?s software controls. Therefore, your monitor?s light will always stay on blinking even when your computer is off. The monitor in normal operation consumes about 80W of power; in the "OFF" state it will be reduced below 8W. The "OFF" mode of the monitor can be controlled by the PC input signal or by pushing the soft-power button to disable the PC signal control for manually turning off the monitor screen. Thus, when the monitor is in soft-power "OFF" mode it still consumes a very small amount of power. For the purpose of making it noticeable to the user that the monitor is in soft-power "OFF" mode, we designed the power indicator to provide for a slow blinking signal (every 2 seconds). If you need to totally turn off the power, then the power cord would have to be unplugged. The same is true of the PC itself, but the PC does not provide for notification while in "OFF" mode. Your monitor looks like it may be in need of repair, contact info: PTI Technologies Inc. 7372 Doig Dr. Garden Grove, Ca 92841 Phone: 714-799-3899 Fax: 714-379-6290 Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am to 6:00pm PST

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check when you plug it in all the copper wires are placed correctly and if that dosnt work while it is plugged wiggle it a bit and if that doesnt work wiggle it more

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SOURCE: 20.1-inch Sylvania SK2000W-B Widescreen LCD

I finally took the monitor apart and found some bad capacitors.. replaced them with new ones and the monitor is working fine.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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If this has happened to two monitors on the same computer, then i dont think the problem is with monitors, i think the problem is with the graphics on the computer, i suggest uninstalling the driver for the graphics card in device manager and then restart the pc to see if that makes any difference. The divice manager in in the properties of my computer icon, just right click and choose properties, then device manager.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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