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How to get out of Power save mode?

by oscardr13 / March 17, 2012 12:14 PM PDT

Okay soo..i can turn my computer on..but my monitor stays black, when i press a button on the monitor such as the contrast button a window pops up and says "In Power Save Mode Press any key on keyboard or move mouse". The wierd thing is...my keyboard and mouse dont work...when i plug them in and turn on the computer, the mouse's light flashes once and then goes black. Same thing for the keyboard..the num lock key light flashes once and goes black. Please help me!

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How about if you try Safe Mode?
by Edward ODaniel / March 17, 2012 8:06 PM PDT

When you created your post there was a paragraph at the top of the window you typed the message in that said:

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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums -- revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended."

I underlined the really important part because without that information you have us working with blindfolds on and hands tied behind our backs - can't get much done that way.

In your case, since the monitor might well be the problem you should also tell us the name and model and model number of the monitor.

If you try booting a bootable CD what happens? If the monitor functions OK this would tend to point to a software problem on the PC but if it acts the same it would tend to point to some setting on the monitor itself or possibly the graphics card in the system.

Without additional information that is about all the guesses I have and that is all they are at this point.

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When keyboards and mice don't work
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 17, 2012 9:42 PM PDT

the general advice is to swap them out for others first.

But as Edward says, without knowing any details of your system and any other issues you may have, there is little we can say.

Mark

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