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My gateway computer is in "power save" mode and it won't do anything. the light is on, on both the monitor and the computer and the speakers turn on but the screen stays blank. The light on the computer box remains yellow, or turns off but never turns green. The mouse and the keyboard are both completly off.

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open your cpu remove the ram cleanit it put it back i hope your problem will solves

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Gateway computer is stuck in power saving mode.


The Gateway 818GM is a few years old but if - hopefully - the motherboard auto-detects a video card, try removing the MSI MS-8936 video card & swapping over the monitor lead to the other VGA connector fed from the motherboard.

Failing that, if you think it's a faulty video card, they're cheaply available on eBay eg for US$6.70 here:
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My e machines home computer won't come out of.


Power save mode is just the message a monitor will display when there is no video signal from the computer to the monitor.

If the computer has no lights the problem is most likely the power supply and it will need to be replaced. Pretty easy to do, youtube it for tons of videos.

It also could be the motherboard is bad. I would start with the power supply first.

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My dell gx260 ligth come green if i turn it on but for a few mins time it turn orange why


Do you mean the monitor's power light starts green and then turns orange when you turn it on? Most monitors will go to a power saving mode when they do not get a signal from the computer.

The Dell GX260 has a green power light when on. When the computer is off, the light is off. If it is green and blinking, then the computer is in a power saving mode.

Diagnosis: start with the obvious: is the monitor cable plugged into both the computer and the monitor (if not permanently connected to the monitor)? Are you connected to the active port? (You can add a video graphics card in most desktops. The motherboard video port usually needs to be disabled to use the card ports. If you plug in the monitor cable to the disabled port, it won't work.) Is the monitor set to the correct input? (This applies if the monitor has several ports. In that case, there will be a Source or Input button on the monitor.) Is the computer on? The GX260 has the power button on the front. (Other computers have the power button on the top.) There is also the power supply switch on the back which needs to be on.

Next try a different data cable between the monitor and the computer (if you can). Try a different monitor. If a second monitor works, than the monitor has a damaged main board. If the second monitor doesn't work, then the video graphics adapter has probably failed. Replace the add-on card, if in use, then boot in the safe mode to remove the old graphics driver. Then install the correct driver for the graphics adapter.

Note: the computer and the monitor should both be off when you connect the cables. Then turn on the monitor first and set it to the correct source before turning on the computer.)

I hope this helps.

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My computer will power on but will not display anything. The monitor continues to tell me it is in power save mode. I have tried multiple monitors and even tried using hdmi through my tv. Is this a problem...


It sounds like a graphic card issue. They aren't very expensive, Just go to your local computer store with the make and model of your computer and pick on up. The following link will explain how to install a new one.

http://support.gateway.com/s/tutorials/Tu_842283.shtml

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My monitor on my gateway mid tower goes straight to power saving mode so I can"t log on


Hi, if the monitor stays on "saving mode" it means you have some bad capacitors inside the monitor, so you have to get it fixed. If you connect another monitor and you still get the same thing, it means the display's resolution is out of range. So restart safe mode and reconfigure it. I hope this helps.

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Slow flashing blue power lite. Monitor shows no


First when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in enable vga mode.
If you are able to enter then go to start menu->control panel->display property ->settings.
Change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply and ok.
But if you are not able to see safe mode and other menu.
Then open cpu cabinet .
Refix RAM memory.
Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes.
Reattach all connection harddrive.
Open processor fan and processor remove dust from all parts.
Make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet.
Remove PCI cards if any.
After all above still same then change RAM then try.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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No light on on computer, and monitor screen just says power saving mode, but I can;t get the computer to even come on, what do I do?


Unplug the device. Wait 30 seconds, and re-plug it in. Press the power button.

Sounds like you've got a problem recovering from Hibernate or Sleep mode. This is not uncommon. Suggest disabling one or the other, or searching for known issues and possible solutions.

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Sep 25, 2009 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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How do we turn off the POWER SAVING MODE on the monitor screen?


Try going into your Start Menu then going into your control panel...then clicking on your "power options"....then switching the options to 'always on'..if this does not work..(as it seems you may not be seeing this because the monitor is in power saving mode) try fiddling with the setup option on your monitor and find a possible powersaving mode enabled function and disable it. every monitor is different so I couldn't really help you here...if this doesn't yield results try another monitor to see if it's the monitor having the problems or the computers video card...the video card could very well be the culprit...

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My Gateway 500s monitor is stuck in power save mode


Try tapping the F8 key while booting the computer, you will get the start up menu, choose safe mode, when you log on, go to the display settings, that is right click on the desktop, properties, screen saver, advanced and make sure that hibernation is off, along with turn off disks or whatever , probably see turn off monitor after XX minutes, I make ours 15 minutes (150 computers and servers), I don't let the disks turn off. Choose always on also, not home/office. Try this and see if these settings help.
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Computer monitor comes on for 1 seconds, flashes "analog power save mode" and then goes black.


Most monitors will say "Power save mode" when they can tell through residual voltage that the signal lead is plugged into a machine, but there's no picture being transmitted. The four states of a monitor are:

* Off entirely.
* Switched on, plugged into a computer but no video signal being received - usually displays "analog power save mode" or "digital power save mode" for a few seconds, then blanks. Comes back to life the moment a video signal is received. This state is the default in full power saving mode.
* Switched on, not plugged into a computer. Some monitors don't display anything, some go into power saving mode, some fly "CHECK SIGNAL CABLE" or a similar message around the screen. Picture is restored when the signal cable is plugged back into the computer
* On fully, receiving an image, and displaying.

Hope this helps.

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