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Monitor goes into Power Save mode unexpectedly

This problem seems to be getting progressively worse. When I'm on the computer the screen sometimes breaks up, looking a little bit like I'm looking through a venetian blind with bands across it. The computer will freeze up and sometimes then go into Power Save mode. When I try to reboot, 7 out of 10 times it will go immediately into Power Save Mode and nothing I try gets it working.

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  • VLA63 Jun 19, 2008

    I thought my monitor was starting to go so I went and bought a new one...same problem. I turn the computer on when I need it and off when I don't. I checked my Power Options and all seems to be OK, there was nothing that was changed and this seems to be a progressive problem, i.e. getting more frequent and harder to reboot.

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    niko rh Dec 11, 2013

    dear friend i have the same problem any fix for that unexpected safe mode?

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What are your settings in Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options? Do you leave your pc on all of the time or do you turn it on just when you need it? If you are getting lines on your monitor, it is possible that it's starting to give out on you. Please don't try to fix a monitor unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing. It can be very dangerous.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    Tricia Scerbo Aug 21, 2008

    Is it possible that you have a virus? Have you scanned your system for problems? It appears that the problem is NOT the monitor, since the new one is doing the same thing. (Did you buy the same monitor?) Here's what I would do if I were you. I would back up my system and reformat the "C" drive and reinstall. Yes, I know it's a pain, but if this problem is continuing, then it's not the monitor, it's something with the pc.

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