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My monitor goes into sleep mode as soon as server is booted up. I bought a new monitor and it does the same thing. I have tried everything I can think of and nothing works. Is it possible that the server is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Hello, your computer is not POSTing. The chances are that the computer mainboard is faulty. However I myself never leave it there. The first thing to do is remove the BIOS/CMOS battery for about 2 minutes, then reinstall it in the correct orientation. This will set the BIOS/CMOS to the default settings giving you the best possible chance of success. When turning on your PC does it beep at you, there must of course be a speaker connected to the output header, this is where the LEDs for power and Hard drive activity are located. One beep means all is good and the PC will boot normally. Also when the PC is turned on without RAM installed does it beep at you, it should! Ive see this many times before in my experience nine out of ten times it's the mainboard that is faulty. In which case you would need to buy a replacement mainboard.
I assume that you have ensured that all connections are clean and properly seated in their corresponding connectors.

All the best, damnor01

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The monitor will go into sleep mode, and when first booted up will not register anything and goes to sleep. Have tried re-booting, checking the chords, plugging and unplugging them in. To no avail it...


No pc stated just monitor. (not even desktop or laptop) stated.
no OS stated, ether.
so ill answer in wide generic ways....
all computer are a problem, since days of Mr. Allen Turning to now.
ive done 43years of them just puters.(and other big systems MIL)
no person on earth can answer that common question
gee no pc stated,! nor can we lay blame until its fixed can we. ever.

3+billions of transistors. mine here typing now.
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sleep? how do you know it is sleep.
the screen showed that. text said SPEEP?
is the screen totally dead. (that is not sleep if true)
is the screens OSD button dead?,
the only clue i have here is one word, REGISTER (good word just too few)
so the screen never ever shows any text or HP logo ever
booting with monitor on for 5min. power on PC, see words?
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then push the monitors.
Select menu buttons on front of monitors. and the OSD pops does it , it must....!!! see image below (mine is Viewsonic, near new)

there are many simple tests here.
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  • or try you pc on any other monitor
easy no.?, just 1 or 2 tests and bam, who's bad.
called the process of elimination..
but OSD is first. no matter what,.

if the screen tests ok,, (display tests and its buttons)
then the PC is problematic, (1/2 the battle won)
the first thing to do (tell me what pC) but turn off all sleep
modes in the CONTROL PANEL + POWER SETTINGS>
do that first. if you can even get the screen to work.

A pc never boots to sleep so.....
the PC can have 2 VGA jacks on the rear.
the PC can have DVI jacks, using those are you
try them all yet?
if you test the PC and it works and the screen works the cable is bad.


omg that screen is new, its even sold now at walmart.
not cheap either, too much, kinda
this is a modern 22" screen, LED>
and do not just go bad, is the power pack there and correct?
if the OSD screen is dead, check power first.

this is the Monitors brain, it works even with the PC dead.


the button is marked menu or select. this is test1.
osd-1z31dkbg41o2owghj0fas5br-1-0.jpg on my monitor ,heck all 2004 up
it tells you SLeep mode when the PC goes to sleep mode
or shows Power saver mode. live on the screen.
screen power on first sure.

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