Dell monitor power down mode with Geforce GFX card install
I run a Dell Dimension 2400, and for the past year have been using a Geforce 5600 GFX card with no issues.
Yesterday I unplugged my speakers and the Monitor went into powerdown mode (with a message on screen of Monitor in power down mode , please activate using PC), no matter what i try to do , with keybard or mouse the Monitor will not come "online".
I have also tried re-installing the GFX card, the Dell2400 comes with an integrated GFX card which has to be disabled to allow proper install, With the Geforce card out, the monitopr will power up, i can turn off and on the drivers for the integrated card , and the monitor will come online in either display mode.
As soon as I plug in the Geforce card, whether i connect monitor to it or leave monitor in integrated port, the monitor goes into power save mode.
I am at a loss , as to what to do, and hope sincerely that there is a simple trick/ something I am missing that you may be able to bring to light.
thanks in advance
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Re: Dell monitor power down mode with Geforce GFX card...
I think maybe some how the main graphics for your pc has possibly switched to onboard.
Try getting into bios F2 or DEl on boot up and highlight Advanced ChipsetFeatures and press Enter.
In here make sure your AGP card is set as the Primary graphics controller.
When done press ESC and 'Y' to save settings, then re-boot pc.
Hope this gets you running again.
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You should have 2 video ports on the 8400 GS card. One is the standard 15 pin VGA port and the other is the DVI port. You should be able to use these ports on the card to connect dual monitors. If you use the video port integrated on the motherboard you will bypass the 8400 GS card. Here's a link from Microsoft about running dual displays: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx The other issue is whether your monitors are DVI compatible.
If your computer turns on and your monitor stays in stand by mode, then there is no communication between your video card and the monitor. You could check if the cable is plugged in correctly or even faulty.
It is also possible that there is a problem with your video card. Maybe physically uninstalling and reinstalling it could solve it.
If none of this helps, then you might want to check a new video card.
Hi, i have had that problem before and its wasn't the graphics card drivers, it was loose, anyway for you case go to device manager and uninstall the graphics drivers from there then restart and install then manual by updating and locate the exact location from the cd or any other location that has them. That should help Cheers
Sounds like a problem with the video card. Cross check the connections to the CPU. If its all fine, Then Connect the monitor to a diffrenet pc and then use the monitors keys to change it to a plug and play mode.This might help with ur problem