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Turns ON only after a day or so of rest.

My SGI GDM-4011P monitor doesn't want to turn ON. But sometimes, it does! I've already turned off Power Save Delay options,double checked connections, etc., but just don't know how to 'predict' if it would turn ON when I push the Power Button. If I wait something like 1 or 2 or more days of not using it, it would sometimes be turned ON. It's really puzzling, could you help me please?

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  • Gerry Asuncion Apr 15, 2009

    Short of opening up the monitor, I just used a workaround:
    I leave the monitor on from then on. At least, I didn't have to worry about it not turning on.  :-) (My only problem with this is the phantom power consumption.) :-(
    But if I really need to turn it off, u just pull off the plug from the power outlet rather than use the power switch, which, if I plug it back again, strangely turns on without a hitch! So perhaps the problem may be related to the switch.
    I suppose my problem may be a "dry joint" on the switch (if the meaning is right..?), but I don't have confidence to open up & have a squiz yet. Thx anyway, Silverdragon!

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I think you have a faulty Power Supply, more than likely it is gonna be my old favorite faulty Electrolytic Capacitors, Intermittent problems are real tricky to fix, If ya handy you could try opening it up and having a squiz, look for any loose connections or "Swollen" Capacitors see if all the "Lights" are on etc, try gently "Tapping" around maybe it's a "Dry Joint" but my money is on the PSU. If ya can see a problem say Faulty Electro's replace with the same or better Temperature rating ... Good luck

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In the Control Panel>Accessibility>Display
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3) Once you have opened the Power Option Properties, under Power Schemes select the one that best suits your PC system.
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If your problem persists then it might just be as simple as a loose connection, make sure that your monitor display plug is correctly plugged into your display card or onboard display correctly.

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Is your hard drive or monitor randomly switching off after a few minutes of...


This problem could be that your Power Options in the Control Panel have been switched to "switch off the component ever now and then to save power". To change this, do the following:

1) Navigate to the Control Panel by clicking Start and then Control Panel. Then double click on Power Options as shown below circled in red.
slasher_x_14.jpg
2) This will then display the Power Options window as shown below.
slasher_x_16.jpg
3) Once you have opened the Power Option Properties, under Power Schemes select the one that best suits your PC system.
slasher_x_15.jpg
4) Then you can select whether or not to switch off your monitor and/or hard drives after a period of time when it is not being used.

If you have your PC on most of the time then I suggest you select Never as the turn off option for both your hard drive and monitor. If you are using a laptop the turning off the hard drive and screen can however save on battery power when the laptop is not in use.

If your problem persists then it might just be as simple as a loose connection, make sure all hard drive connectors are firmly inserted and that your monitor display plug is correctly plugged into your display card or onboard display correctly.

If your hard drive persists with this problem then it may be a faulty dive. I suggest you take the drive to a PC technician and have them check if it's faulty or malfunctioning.

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