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Monitor won't shut off after 5 minutes like it's supposed to

by sbga01 / May 27, 2008 3:39 AM PDT

For some reason, sometimes my monitor won't shut off after 5 minutes like it's supposed to. I have tried the process of elimination, but I stil can't figure out what it is. The main problem is sometimes it does it, and sometimes it doesnt. Is there any type of prog I can use to tell me what is interrupting the process? thanks

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Power settings
by foxyboy / May 27, 2008 3:51 AM PDT

Have you changed your power settings at all or maybe a program has changed them for you.

Open control panel, performance and matinence, power options

There should be a box on there that says turn off moniter and you can set the time.

Hope this helps

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No, there's no program that I know of to troubleshoot this process, but check any audio or video player apps you may have. Many of them will disable the screensaver and power save modes while playing back some file. So if you're playing music or some video file, even if on pause, it could potentially be keeping your system from entering power save mode.

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