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Monitor goes into energy save

I have a flat screen monitor and when i am playing gcertain games like call of duty 4 , my monitor goes into energy save mode and then says it is not receiving any signal

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I have the same issue, I Have to restart pc by holding the power button. I have been told it may be a over heating issue? and did have a noisy fan but this apears to still be going round though not very fats. have you resolved you problem?

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Try going into the controlpanel,display,then on the screensaver tab click on the power button and check settings

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I have a Gateway HD1900 monitor. The problem i'm having is, at start up the monitor turns on for a sec. then off for a sec., over and over. This keeps the screen black. After about 15min. or so, the...


it is possible the monitor is going out


another possiblity is monitor setting--when the monitor comes from the factory they put setting in for the monitor, & you have to go in & adjust them to what you want
Windows 7
Go to control panel
Go to hardware & sound
Go to power options
Select a power plan
Which ever one you pick--click change power settings--to what you want the settings to be
And go to each power plan so the settings will be the same
Each time click save

For windows xp
Go to the control panel
Go to appearance & themes
Go to screen saver--at the bottom you will see monitor power--to adjust monitor power settings & save energy click the power button
The menu will say power option prosperities
Turn off monitor setting--click what you want it to be
Turn off hard disk settings--put what you want
Turn off system standby--put what you want

Sep 16, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Monitor buying tips you should know.


Over the years monitors have transformed from those bulky CRT monitors to square LCD screens to stylish flat wide screen LCD's and now to new stylish extremely thin LED screens. On average every PC user spends at least 5 hours a day looking at the monitor. If the picture is fuzzy and not clear enough then there is a very high possibility that the eyes get damaged.

An older CRT monitor
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A wide LCD monitor
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A newer ultra flat widescreen LED monitor
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Monitor Sizes
There are many different sizes of CRT, square LCD, wide LCD and wide LED monitors available on the market at the moment.

If you want an older CRT screen then sizes can range between 14" to about 20", they use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want an older LCD screen then sizes can range from 15" to 19", they also use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LCD then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LED then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They also use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.

Image quality
The sharpness of the image in a monitor greatly depends on your Graphics card as well as whatever resolution you are running at. Nevertheless the quality of the monitor plays an important role.

Here are some of the tips that you should know before buying a monitor.

1. There are three types of monitors namely CRT, LCD and LED. The monitor that looks like a TV is a CRT monitor. In CRT monitors there is a Cathode Ray Tube that shoots electrons into the screen to create the image. An LCD monitor is smaller in width and consumes less power and is healthier if you are going to be spending large amounts of time at your PC. The LED screen looks the same as an LED monitor and the difference between it and the LCD is that it has a much higher contrast ratio resulting in darker blacks and much lighter whites.

3. A CRT monitor is much heavier than LCD monitor as you can imagine by it's bulky appearance. A LCD monitor is very lightweight and so is a LED monitor.

4. The distance between two adjacent pixels in a monitor is called 'dot pitch'. This is measured in millimeters (mm). Smaller the dot pitch the clearer the picture quality. Usually there are monitors with dot pitch varying between 0.20 mm to 0.27mm. Some manufacturers use diagonal dot pitch while most of them use horizontal dotpitch. The diagonal dot pitch is always longer than the horizontal dot pitch

5. Resolution of a monitor has to be considered with care. Most of the CRT monitors have resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280x1024. The square LCD monitors have 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Newer wide screen LCD monitors have resolutions of 1600x1900, 1680x1050 and the Full HD 1920x1090. When the resolution is higher the images and text will appear smaller. But you can see more text and bigger pictures in the monitor with high resolution.

6. Another thing to note is the 'Refresh rate'. This rate is usually 60Hz, 73Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz. Refresh rate of 85Hz means the picture on the monitor is refreshed 85 times within a second.

7. The brightness and contrast can range between a low 5 000:1 to a high 80 000:1 in a LCD monitor and an average of 5 000 000:1 in a LED, yes that's 5 million to 1 with a LED. This just shows how much better a LED monitor is to a LCD.

8. If you are a gamer then the thing you have to look at with LCD monitors and LED monitors is the response time. If it is 16ms then this is a very bad monitor for gaming and you will experience a ghosting effect in most games and if it is 5ms then you will have an average gaming experience. What you want to get is a 2ms response time monitor, with it you will have the best gaming experience with no ghosting what-so-ever.

on Mar 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My HP Pavilion 1903 monitor keeps going to sleep every time I turn it on


check in your monitor menu to ensure there is no energy save mode set. press the menu button on your monitor and check the settings. ensure that your pc also does not have an energy save setting set. e.g if the mouse or keyboard are not touched for a specific time e.g. 1 minute then switch off monitor to save power. make sure that such settings are not switched to on in your pc settings. if this is a new monitor and this was not a problem with your old monitor then suspect the monitor settings if the monitor and pc are both new. then suspect both settings. if possible test the monitor on a second pc or laptop to see if problem persists.

Dec 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When I turn on my PC Windows starts fir 4 seconds then I see on flat monitor LG "Analog Power Saving Mode" and LG monitor goes off (yellow light on monitor panel). Please help.


Windows is severely corrupted and crashes during launch. It's too late to try to fix it, you will have to reinstall it using the recovery disk that came with the pc.

Dec 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When i play a game the monitor goes into power save mode and will not come out .i have a Alienware Aurora with a dell st 2410 monitor


This is usually due to a resolution problem. see if you can reset the settings to default in the game. sounds like you are trying to play game in a resolution the monitor doesn't support.

Nov 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have the screen saver set at 5,000 mins. However while I am downloading after a period of time the screen goes black. My internet connection idle time is set at 'never'. How an I resolve this?


1 check your power settings on your computer - your computer may go to standby after so many min of inactiveness. 2. check you monitor hardware setting (refer to your monitor manual) it might have built in energy save mode.

Oct 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My problem is the same, it happens when i'm in fullscreen.


go in and fix the power settings under screen saver disable sleep mode on drives and monitor disable sleep mode on every thing just use blank screen instead
bes fix 4 ya

Jul 29, 2009 | Gateway GT4010 (RBGT4010) PC Desktop

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PC Monitor and Game problem


Sounds like your dedicate video card bit the dust and you're back using the onboard video, which would absolutely be the reason why things got choppy-- it can handle the demands put on it by the games.

A new dedicated video card would fix the problems.

Jul 11, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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When using computer for about 10 min, monitor goes blank with an error message of"No Input Signal" then computer rebuts several times. Any idea's?


Its possible that your computer maybe having a driver conflicting with your monitor. My suggestion would be reinstall the software that came with your monitor. If you don't have that go to the companies website that produced the monitor and download the newest monitor drivers.
As well for an extra double check, make sure that all wires connected to the monitor and the computer are in place.
(might check your monitors energy saving setting)

May 09, 2009 | PC Desktops

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