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by larry hz / April 14, 2012 11:44 PM PDT

I have Win 7:As I put my PC to sleep when gone,+off at night,my monitor is never turned off, is that OK?

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(NT) Doesn't it have a power switch itself?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 12:03 AM PDT
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It's normal
by Jimmy Greystone / April 15, 2012 1:11 AM PDT
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It's normal. The monitor is not controlled by the computer, it merely interprets signals sent from the computer. With a few very basic exceptions, the communication is all 1-way. Unless this is an all-in-one system which would be somewhat different, the monitor is essentially an independent component with its own power supply. So it will likely default into a low power mode when it's not getting a signal, but it won't shut off unless you explicitly shut it off.

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Up to you
by Willy / April 15, 2012 1:40 AM PDT
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This gets into a preference sorta thing. During the time you've done this you'll notice what is happening, if you're happy with that then continue. HOWEVER, it certainly doesn't hurt to turn-OFF the monitor when not in use. The more modern the monitor the better in being "green" but it can be greener if turned OFF as it seems you're gone for an extended period of time. I essentially agree with the other posters, I just offer the preference and green logic.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Monitor Always On
by baybreeze / April 15, 2012 3:49 AM PDT
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I think it should be okay. I never turn off my monitor either, it just goes to sleep. I have done this forever and never had any problems that I know of.

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