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Turning monitor off/on at set times

by crmatous / February 16, 2011 5:25 AM PST

I've been looking around for a gadget/etc which might be able to turn my monitor off and on at set times of the day. I have a computer (currently XP, but could upgrade to 7 if needed) which controls a monitor in a common space. This monitor displays "info of the day" and more. I'd like to have it turn off at around 5:30pm, after everyone leaves for the day, then turn it back on at around 8am when people start to arrive. Has anyone seen something like this?

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I bet there is a way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2011 5:40 AM PST
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html makes me think you can set the BIOS of the desktop to wake at some time and then with the Windows Scheduler use this to send it to sleep.

Not to duplicate web pages but Scheduler has been around for over a decade so I'll take it you're an old hand at that.
Bob
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Worked!
by crmatous / February 17, 2011 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: I bet there is a way.

This method works great. I forgot about the Bios option. Thanks!!!

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Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2011 4:30 AM PST
In reply to: Worked!

I was wondering if that would work out. On paper it does but sometimes the machine doesn't have that feature.

Sounds like you are going green.
Bob

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