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Monitor Keeps Going to Sleep

by mrsthursday / January 20, 2013 5:27 AM PST

My PC, IBM 8189 E1U Desktop, running XP Pro HP monitor keeps going to sleep after a few minutes after i turn it on.

Checked cables, ok.

help?!

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That's common when the PC needs repairs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 5:29 AM PST
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by mrsthursday / January 20, 2013 6:44 AM PST

It's clean, now it's sending message 'no avi input'

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Is that a monitor message?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 6:58 AM PST
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Or one from the PC? Since you do your own PC repairs, look to cables unplugged or video cards unplugged. Your posts are a bit lean. Such as does the PC seem to boot?
Bob

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by mrsthursday / January 20, 2013 7:02 AM PST

Sorry, what else do you need?

It boots okay and i can go on the net and it's okay for 10 mins or so then I get the 'monitor going to sleep'

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That's a bit more detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 7:16 AM PST
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OK, so either the PC or the monitor looks to be failing. I'm guessing you don't have it set to turn off the monitor in 10 minutes in Windows so for this round we need a PC and/of another monitor to see what's at fault.

Your story is still slim. You didn't tell if you found an entire load of cat hair and rodent droppings in the computer. Well I exaggerate. Any clue is better than none as I'm not there to see what you saw.
Bob

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by mrsthursday / January 20, 2013 11:24 AM PST

It was dusty, I cleaned it with canned air, then the monitor kept saying 'no avi input' now its just a black screen PC info and every says passed or shadowed except the keyboard which says 0211 keyboard error. I can't get out of that screen until I restart it and it goes back to the black screen.


I think I'm just making it sicker, maybe I should just shut it off and pray.

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That clue points me to a PC failure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 1:44 PM PST
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I'd see if the keyboard lights flash and using the IBM/Lenovo keyboard see if I can get to the BIOS to load the defaults.
Bob

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by mrsthursday / January 21, 2013 2:25 AM PST

Loaded defaults? Did that first thing.

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So it displays fine in the BIOS screen?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2013 3:42 AM PST
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That's another good clue but I'm left to guess that.

Did you try Windows Safe Mode?

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by mrsthursday / January 21, 2013 11:13 AM PST

Couldn't get to that screen right from the start or I would have tried it.

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Then back to the top.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 12:54 AM PST
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You need anther PC and monitor to figure out if it's the monitor or the PC.
Bob

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