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When I awaken my computer by moving the mouse the LCD light on the monitor keeps blinking off and on for over a minute before the screen comes on.

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Delays are common for systems coming out of sleep mode and it isn't only the system box that must wake up but the monitor also samples its input to determine if a signal is present before it comes out of a power saving mode.
If the monitor is a CRT unit, the jug needs some time for the heater to warm up and emit electrons again, if an LCD, the fluorescent backlight and its circuit can have delays too.

Admitted, a minute seems a bit long but may just be the combined characteristics of your system and monitor.
It still beats booting up from scratch.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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