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Monitor YOu did great on my last problem, thanks! Now, is there a way to cut this monitor off without shuting down my computer?

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Hi armstrongmac - I can help you out with that. If your running Windows, go to start>control panel>performance and maintenance>power options. There you can set the monitor to turn off after you haven't used the pc for x amount of time. Just moving the mouse or pressing a key will bring it back on.
If your running Vista, go to your search box, type control panel, then click on power options and you'll be able to do the same thing. If this answers your question PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks and have a great day.

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