monitor is in power safe mode active using pc

September 2, 2010 at 06:32:55
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.5
i turn on my pc which has vista home edition. on the monitor screen comes up a white window in the middle says monitor is in power safe mode acticate using pc. I have tried different monitors, video cards, etc. what do i do now. please need your help. thank u. joe.

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September 2, 2010 at 09:21:34
joec777 posting your email address in a public forum is the fastest way known to put yourself on the www spam list.

you write that you tried different monitors/video cards but not what the results were. I would guess the same?

You would first connect the monitor in question to another pc to test as good. If good that points to the pc. If you have no difference with a different video card [you don't say if the original video card is built in or not] and you have eliminated hardware conflicts with the new video card, and you don't even get the bios screen...

Your mainboard is faulty or dead.

Might just reseat everything [ram/cpu/cards/power connectors] to see if that makes a difference.

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