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Slow start Using this as a computer monitor (via DVI), if I turn the monitor off using the power button, when I turn it back on again, I get a black screen with the Gateway logo for 57 seconds, and then after the picture appears, the monitor superimposes a big "DVI" icon over it for another 57 seconds. Is this normal? Obviously, waiting nearly two minutes every time is getting a bit annoying.

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    hey, I had the same problem. Gateway told me "Plug the monitor power plug directly into a wall electrical outlet
    or a different wall outlet by removing any surge suppressors." I did that and it works. It might be a certain kind of power bar they do not like. It worked for me so try that and see if that helps.

  • jomamaW May 01, 2008

    I have had my Gateway FPD2485W for several months working fine. It is
    plugged into my UPS. I would turn off my monitor every night, leaving
    the computer on. Every morning turn it back on. Suddenly about a month
    ago I am getting the same Gateway logo that fades and stays on much
    longer than usual. Then the DVI logo stays on a long time as well.

    I personally don't see how plugging it into another outlet is going to
    solve the problem since it worked fine for months the way it is. Now, I
    use a screen saver and just leave the monitor on all the time. But
    occasionally the power button gets touched accidentally and the monitor
    goes off....grrrr then I turn it back on and wait for the two logos to
    do their thing.

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(I'm copying a guest's comment above. What Gateway told him does seem to work - although in my case, the monitor was slow to start when plugged directly into the wall, and it was immediately fixed when I plugged it back into a heavy duty power bar.)

hey, I had the same problem. Gateway told me "Plug the monitor power plug directly into a wall electrical outlet
or a different wall outlet by removing any surge suppressors." I did that and it works. It might be a certain kind of power bar they do not like. It worked for me so try that and see if that helps.

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Agree with above recommendations. Unplug and move to a different outlet, or replace your power strip. The issue started happening to me after 6 months of use, and was solved by moving the plug.

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I changed my power settings within the control panel to turn monitor off "NEVER", so far no problems. Only time will tell if this is a perminant fix.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

Same problem here - i'll try removing the surge supressor

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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Posted on Mar 31, 2008

Yes, I have the same problem. Of course its out of warranty and Gateway isn't really big on support once your warranty expires.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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