Solved My computer is stuck on power saving mode.

June 3, 2020 at 07:24:13
Specs: Windows 10
I have restarted the PC, Unplugged all the cables for 5 minutes and reconnected everything however nothing has changed.

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#1
June 3, 2020 at 09:15:16
What indications tell you that it is in power saving mode?

What brand and model is the computer?

I see that you just signed up, so you input the info about your
system today, showing that you have Windows 10, but you
posted your question in the Windows 7 forum. It probably
doesn't matter, but which OS applies in this case?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
June 3, 2020 at 23:06:16
I've got essentially the same problem: a laptop (ThinkPad T43) with an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 chipset, DVI cable, monitor won't come out of power save mode. I've tried every possible combo, single/dual monitors (2048WFP as primary and secondary), driver updates, various resolutions & refresh rates, different cables, and nothing works. We actually got two of these monitors in a recent purchase (business) and neither works with this laptop, but both work with a different model of ThinkPad. My "old" external monitor is also a DVI connected Dell, and it works perfectly.

Now I actually did, ever so briefly, get video once while VGA connected and coming out of standby, but as soon as the computer did a video reset the monitor went back into power save.

Note that the monitor recognizes that a cable is connected, and the computer recognizes the monitor type (brand and model) and max resolution, so they are communicating.


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#3
June 4, 2020 at 20:49:36
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#2, your issue is not really the same, please make a new post for your question separately.

"I have restarted the PC, Unplugged all the cables for 5 minutes and reconnected everything however nothing has changed."
You were almost there, after unplugging the computer (assuming desktop but also laptop with battery removed) you need to press the power on button a few times to help drain out any remaining power stored in capacitors.
Also if you are running Windows 10 there is a special case where in order to reset clean you need to use the 'restart' feature rather than shutting down and starting up. The difference between Windows 10 and all earlier versions of Windows is that Windows 10 always tries to start to nearly the exact same as when it was shut down so many states are preserved (including error ones). For this reason they made the 'restart' clear out more states than what was previously normal for Windows where a few minute shut down would clear states better (completely the opposite).

If these do not work for you then please try to elaborate more on exactly what it is doing, what you are seeing and hearing and any prior issues recently (even if they do not appear to be related).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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