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Monitor on power save mode and using wireless keyboard and mouse

I just got my dell computer worked on and when i hooked up my cords and turned on my computer and monitor, my monitor comes on but just says it is on power save and to hit any key or click the mouse but when i do this nothing happens

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  • sigel Sep 10, 2009

    i PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE ADDED i HAVE A WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE

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This sounds like the monitor is not reading a signal from the computer. I had the same problem when I installed a DIV cable from my old VGA cable. The video card was still sending the signal via VGA port instead of the DVI port of my video card. You should cheack the cable to you're computer and what port is being used. If everything is hooked up correctly then there might be a problem with the cable. Other then that it could be you're video card. If the hard drive is running and everything is running fine then what I said should be whats wrong. If nothing works go back to the shope and tell them the new problem you have.

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