Computer in an eternal sleep

November 24, 2009 at 19:39:04
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Lenovo Computer that will not come out of sleep mode.

I turn the computer in it makes no beeps but all the fans come on.
The monitor stays in a amber lit mode.
If i turn the monitor off/on it comes up with a Lenovo screen then states it is in "Power Save Mode"
The keyboard does not respond to anything and the CapsLock/NumLock lights do not come on.
This has happend once before, and i turned computer off, unplugged, held power button for 40 sec, left for a minute, replugeed, turned on, all fine.
This time still nothing, i have had the top off and checked all the connections and everything looks very tight, everything is spotless.
I have also added the step of removing the battery as well all to no avail, and also tried to restart without the battery.
Please if someone could help me i would be very thankfull.

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November 24, 2009 at 19:41:15
I have also tried the monitor on my other computer, it all good.
Another monitor on the problme computer, still asleep.


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November 24, 2009 at 20:04:49
The computer is not in sleep mode. The fact that the fans are spinning only means the PSU is supplying 12 volts. It doesn't mean the computer is OK.

Remove all the cards except video and disconnect all the drives, both their data and power connections. Then start it up again and see if you get a posting screen. If so, the problem must be with one the removed or disconnected items.

If you still have nothing on the screen then the problem is with the CPU, motherboard or power supply, or a combination of those three.

Help me Jebus!

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November 24, 2009 at 20:25:50
I thought it was past a sleep mode problem, but that is what the monitor was telling me,
I also have no clue as to how to go about disconnecting drives.
It is a store bought computer, no upgrades, as far as i can tell it has a video card? (the DVI and AVI monitor connections) and the main card with all the USB ports, and mouse, another AVI, and ethernet etc.
I also forgot to mention that the main fan is making a wirring noise, (you can cleary tell i have limited computer hardware knowledge).
I am guessing that that means i have only a video card and the problem is with the CPU, Motherboard, or power supply, in which case i think a quick jaunt down to the local Computer Parts store might be in order.

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November 24, 2009 at 22:06:32
You say you switch the monitor off then on and it displays the 'Lenovo screen', What exactly does that mean? If you disconnect the monitor from the PC and then turn it off and then on, is that the screen you get?

I was wondering because the power save message should be generated by the monitor itself. It was saying it was in power save mode, not the computer. It can only know it's not receiving a signal from the computer. It can't know why.

But if you're saying it's coming from the computer then maybe something else is going on.

But to continue with my original thought, it's very likely you have no added cards to disconnect. That's just a general thing to do if you have them.

You'll need more than a trip to the parts store to get it fixed. The motherboard and power supply are probably proprietary parts and will be expensive. If it is one of those then it's probably best you take it to a repair shop.

But first post back the info on the 'power save' message.

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