Monitor is stuck in power save mode?

March 6, 2013 at 12:29:31
Specs: Windows Vista
Dell computer is a couple years old...Monitor won't power on...says power save mode and moving mouse or touching keyboard changes nothing. Is there a way to find out or eliminate whether it is CPU, motherboard or power supply ?? PLEASE HELP !!

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#1
March 6, 2013 at 13:10:29
If this has just suddenly happened then I don't know why, but you could consider disabling power saving altogether and simply shut down your computer when you are not using it.

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#2
March 6, 2013 at 14:04:18
The monitor isn't receiving a video signal from the tower. There are several possibilities. Did you make any changes prior to this problem? Are there any beeps? Do you hear the fans spinning? Are the front LEDs lighting up?

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#3
March 10, 2013 at 11:53:12
Try the monitor on another computer.

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#4
March 11, 2013 at 17:24:59
I haven't made any new changes prior to this. No beeps.The fan is barely spinning for a moment when starting and front LED light is an amber color : /Monitor works perfect on laptop... How would I disable the power saving mode ? Could this allow me to use it to at least retrieve all my stuff off the hard drive... Ughhh HELP ! .........I TRULY THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP !!!

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#5
March 11, 2013 at 19:03:49
Sorry, my #2 was nonsense if you can't get to Windows or at least safe mode - I must have been having a bad day.

You could try turning off the computer then unplugging the tower power plug. Then hold the power off/on button in for about 20 seconds before plugging up again and switching on. I'm not at all hopeful but there's nothing lost trying.

Best wild guess from afar is that the power supply has died - maybe you can get it tested if you are into removing it. Other likely possibilities include the motherboard.

I doubt the HD is died (although it is just possible), so you could fit it in another computer to get your stuff off. The other way is to get an external USB enclosure for the HD (sometimes known as a caddy - quite cheap). Then it could be plugged in and read as a USB HD on any computer.

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#6
March 11, 2013 at 19:30:25
I will try that THANK YOU for EVERYTHING.... any little bit helps !!!

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