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I have a Compaq keyboard that has a half moon on the top left of it and I hit it and my monitor went blank. How do I get it back

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The Moon is to put your PC to sleep and save energy when you are not using it. When your ready to ue it again, simply depress the on/off button once. The PC will wake up and be ready to go!

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Reboot the computer in Safe Mode by pressing F8 at boot up and selecting Safe Mode. Then go to Start->Control Panel->Keyboard. Here you will find settings of this keyboard. Disable the sleep mode. And your monitor will come alive. Whenever you have any problem you must first use the control panel and try your hands at DIY. But do remember what you did in what sequence to undo it later if need be.

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Ontrol key replace with fn key on left side

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