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Computer issue

by tijyler / March 16, 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Every time I turn on my computer, the monitor does not display anything. Within 5 seconds the message "entering power save mode" appears on the monitor. I try to move my mouse/type on the keyboard to get the start screen up, but it doesn't work. It's like my computer goes to sleep every time I turn it on. I have tried different monitor cords, different mouses and keyboards, but nothing has worked. Has anyone know or had this problem and knows how to fix it? Please help! Thank you!

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Clarification Request
Looks like it's the PC that need repair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 10:12 AM PDT
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No make or model so google this for ideas.

"The Dead PC"


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by j_boy1234 / March 16, 2014 10:13 AM PDT
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Try to open ctrl + alt + delete it may stop it.. If that works tell me

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A Couple Of Things We Try Here
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 10:17 AM PDT
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It would be nice if we knew the make and model of the computer AND the monitor make and model.

Next,try....Turn OFF the computer, then UNPLUG the monitor from the wall socket power. Wait one minute. Plug the monitor back in and restart the computer..

If that doesn't help, we swap in a known-good monitor to see if the monitor is at fault. Borrow a friend's monitor if you don't have one available. If the new monitor fixes the issue, you know the culprit..

If the monitor swap doesn't fix the issue, then it's probably the graphics card.. If you've got an onboard graphic's jack plus a separate card's jack on the back of the computer, swap the monitor cable to the onboard jack and see if that get's it running. (You may have to enable the onboard card's device driver in "Device Manager" and disable the separate card's device.)

Hope this helps.


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Try this
by j_boy1234 / March 16, 2014 10:20 AM PDT
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You may also try to unplug it and hold the moniter's power butten for 3+ secends then replug it in and see if it works

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