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#927673 - 11/29/17 08:14 AM Well my monitor sleep problem
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 52531
Loc: So. Florida
has become permanent. I have two computers connected to one monitor, keyboard and mouse with two "A-B" switches, one for the monitor and one for the keyboard and mouse.

Problem has been the Dell would not have a display on the boot up, it would come on in sleep mode. I figured it would probably get worse and it did. It used to take me 3-6 boots to get a display on the monitor, now I can't get a display. When I did have a display I set all the sleep options to "never", that had no effect. I found somewhere that a USB power save option may have been the problem and set that to never. That seemed to fix it but a few days ago the problem returned.

I read somewhere that the BIOS should be set to factory default settings but since I have no video I have no means of accessing the BIOS.

If I switch to the other computer now it will say (with a black screen) "entering power save mode" and there's no way to wake it. It has nothing to do with the A-B switches since it works the same way wired direct. I'd like to get pictures and some other data from this computer and then deep-six it.

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#927678 - 11/29/17 08:36 AM Re: Well my monitor sleep problem [Re: Able_Dog]
code_ceis Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 11017
Loc: muttonville,ny
Long shot it may be the little $.50 cell battery.

Some times old computers need that to fire.

Just a WAG.

Most are a 2032 cell.

Looks like this.
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#928141 - 12/05/17 04:12 PM Re: Well my monitor sleep problem [Re: code_ceis]
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Just saw this topic, hence my late reply, but sounds might be similar to my situation I had in this post

Battery or not does not fix..new monitor does not fix..

some searches say video card or mother board or something which at this point I wont invest on an old computer that has XP on it...

but still makes me wonder why all of a sudden..

same thing boots up, comes on and then goes to sleep and cannot wake it other that powering off via unplug it.
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#928184 - 12/06/17 08:24 AM Re: Well my monitor sleep problem [Re: rfm3]
Able_Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: So. Florida
I'll probably give the battery a try, I think I have some around. Not a high priority item. Just want to get pictures and some other data then toss it.

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