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HP Monitor goes into sleep mode

I have a HP monitor about 2 years old that will just go into sleep mode for no reason.  We upgraded the video card about three months ago.

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  • homy Dec 31, 2007

    My monitor goes blank after 2 seconds. any ideas?

  • mynameismred Feb 16, 2008

    Intermittantly "Monitor goeing to sleep" followed by complete system auto reboot sometimes works ok sometimes reboots again

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Problem of monitor sreen going black in 5-10 secs is generally dry solder joints around the inverter transformer on the inverter PCB.

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Pavilion p7-1148 PC with HP2301 monitor goes to sleep during boot up


hello anon..
why not test the monitor on another PC to prove which box is bad
the mon or Pc.
simple no?
NO OS stated. be nice to know which of 20 OS it is. Windows something is my wild guess. but there are so many, now.

the monitor will always tell you no sig ,
one PC first. this gets the VGA chip alive first. with all sigs
then turn on the Monitor ,if those sigs are missing the monitor always tells you they are, and will not lie to you.
that monitor is newer. not relic, and new monitors never do self sleep like in year 2002. there is no internal sleep on your monitor
it only sleeps on DEMAND, from PC VGA card (lets to VGA ok>?)
simple is easier to troubleshoot.
the 2 sync lines do the sleep mode per VESA spec.

I bet the monitor tests prefectly on any other PC.
I bet.
so lets go from that fact, and work the PC end. make sense?
ok so the VGA chip is BAD.
right, but what can make it bad even when not BAD really.
answer lots, but wait , ive no idea at all what you have.
p7-1148 PC is a desktop

and many desktops , vast, have 2 video chips
one on the MOBO and one in the PCI slot.
i cant see your Desktop rear so must go wild guessing now.
the first thing i do with any older PC is clean all that lint out.
after all if the VGA chip overheats or CPU they shut down.
all do. every one. made does that overheated.

HP has full support page on this nice PC. Decktops are my joy.

im reading your product spec, now. online at hp
it tells me this PC comes with many options video cards etc.
so Ill not guess now. that. (I open the case and look is what I do)
it has option HDMI card there, ? does yours?>


here is your graphic page

Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Radeon HD 6370D, 6410D, 6530D or 6550D Graphics (model dependent based on processor)
  • Supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards
  • Two DVI-D ports (Both ports can be used at the same time)
the above means, that you are using ON BOARD VGA or
the VGA Card.
which is it , the one you use is failing.
if a card remove it and use the OTHER VGA JACK (onboard)
test that.

so open the case per online manual.
see 2 fans, make them clean,
make heat sinks lint free.
now that it has Fresh air we see if the PSU works.
if the PSU is ok,
diagnosis is serial process, i check the coin cell on each i touch.
after lint removed. 2.9vdc min, new is 3.3vdc.
then i gander at that PCI video card, is the aux power jack fell off?
black yellow wire set, if present , all fast cards have that.
then the video card GPU chip see that, see if the heat sink on it is clean? and i fitted with a fan does said fan work?
like that.
beyond that , is more test, ill stop here, most here fear opening case.
see upgrading guide here, for access to pc,

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-p7-1100-desktop-pc-series/5146449/model/5163175/manuals

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Hotmcompaq 7020 monitor will often display the following when turned on... the 'title page' showing Compaq. Then a rectangle shows up that says "searching for analog signal" then few...


That is the OSD brain, inside said monitor
The On screen display , window.
push the menu key on said monitor, see that MENU now?
sure. that tells you the monitor is basically OK.
that message means the unstated PC, is not sending any video or sync signal (or its cable is bad or unplugged or loose)
or the funny timer is tripping.(out)

monitors evolved like 5 times from year 2000.
so first i carbon date yours, to see what you actually have.
FP7020 is not a TFT7020, got it.
i wish i could read the service tag on it so i can be accurate but i cant.
no matter both are now RETIRED. at HP (hp is compaq , a fact)
https://support.hp.com/us-en/retired-products
Zero support now... no books, no nutt'n!


the first monitors, had a timer inside, and a clock that had a auto sleep mode, inside it, yah. they did, and is a pain .

lacking the book , one cant know that can one.
seems its 2002 carbon dated. wow 15 years young , ouch

this is the year the VESA rules went in to effect.
long ago, and changed 4 more times. dig>?
found a 15 years old product sheet on this old display
shows"internal sleep timer" yup, I just knew it was there,....
first make sure its off. (this must be OFF)
if its on and the clock inside is set wrong, it will trip off , at odd times.

let me explain back in the dark ages of monitors.
they had many PC that had no sleep mode
so HP(old compaq) put a clock(time of day) and sleep timer in dislplay., (for US gov, energy STAR bs)
so what you do is first set the OSD clock to the correct time.
then in the same menu system turn off the magic clock.
magic is that only this old junk has this display

or
test the monitor on another pc to see if its monitor issues or not.

lets not say , the monitor , is ok, and its funny INANE sleep timer is shut off.

what next, well the PC is next.
but wait you never told what PC, ?
so it can be any of 10,000 different models , VGA cards, chips and OS.

endless possibles for 36 years of PC evolution.
hopeless on my end to speculate.
NOr did you say what OS you are running.+

All PCs shipped new have shipped with sleep turned on in windows
or is this running OS2 or LINUX.
in WINDOZ
click control panel
there click power settings
there, click custom settings and give it a name, and then pick
NO sleep, no Hibernate at any time.
then turn off screen savers if on. most are off default.


when the PC wants to sleep it stops the Sync lines on the VGA card
or GPU chip.
the monitor sees that and goes to sleep. all do.
if the card is bad, its bad.
if OS is corrupted reload it.
if the PC runs ok on other monitors you cable is bad.
if the cable is ok the and PC is ok, then the monitor is bad
simply move the monitor to other PC
simple move pC to other monitor, and 1/2 the possibles are now know... in 15 min work, about.

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I don't know if this qualifies as a solution or not, but to-date, the only solution I have found has been to never upgrade the video driver beyond the original "Spring 2007 Original NVIDIA Graphics Driver", installed via sp26865.exe that I got from HP support when my system was new. This file does not appear to be available now, but the support group may give it to you on special request.

Every time I "upgrade" the NVIDIA drivers, my monitor will not come out of sleep mode and only restoring to the original will work. I do not know if the upgraded driver fixes any of the advertised problems or not since I do not seem to suffer them.

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