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Monitor won't switch on in the morning.

by rona_ / September 17, 2006 6:17 AM PDT

windows XP SP2, IBM computer and monitor, Pentium(R)4 CPU 266GHz 504MB of Ram.

I was away for two weeks and came back to find my processor on. Computer has a password so it wasn't used.I couldn't get the monitor to switch on. The monitor now, does not switch on every morning when I start the computer.The screen remains blank while I can hear windows booting up. If I just switch off the monitor and switch it on again then it works just fine. If I restart at any time during the day everything works perfectly well. Do you think system restore might help? I suspect someone tried to use the computer and then didn't know how to turn it off so, the processor stayed on for days with the monitor switched off.

Thanks in advance Happy

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Try what fixed it for someone else.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2006 6:39 AM PDT
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I tried that but it didn't work.
by rona_ / September 17, 2006 6:13 PM PDT

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Does this make sense?
by rona_ / October 2, 2006 2:27 AM PDT

I changed my keyboard and now everything seems to work just fine.

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by Willy / October 3, 2006 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Does this make sense?

You have moved other cables in the back when fiddling with the kybd.. The video port cable, just reseat it a few times. If the problem comes back and reseating the cable fixes it, use some electronics cleaner in order to make clean contacts for best operation. Exclduing any other faults, some older monitors is I remeber right like the G15/G17(model#s escape me) did have a known problem and were recalled some years agao. The frt. panel was flaky and caused some issues like blanking out or shrinkage, unstable viewing, etc., see if any such notice is available at IBM for that model monitor or look at recall info websites. here's google links for several:

tada -----Willy Happy

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(NT) (NT) Short anser: No. Long answer? No.
by JTAnewport / October 6, 2006 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Does this make sense?
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What settings did you try?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 3, 2006 12:37 AM PDT

What refresh and resolution?

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Check your power managment options.
by JTAnewport / October 6, 2006 10:28 AM PDT

Maybe whoever used it when you were away set your power saving options to shut the moniter off after a period time being unused.

Say you walk away from your computer for 30 minutes. If these settings are set, then your computer will put the moniter into standy to reduce power consumption.

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