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Sade1759
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Monitor stuck in power save mode

Whenever I turn on my computer, the monitor doesn't turn on, but the computer does. When I turn on my monitor, it says "entering power save mode". Whenever I press any other buttons on my monitor, it says "there is no signal coming from your computer" and tells me to use my keyboard or mouse to wake it up and switch to another source. I've tried that, but it didn't work. I've tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, but that didn't work. How do I fix this?

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RoHe
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

Always include exact PC model and version of Windows in your posts.

Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?

How do you know the PC turns on if there's nothing on the monitor?

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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Sade1759
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

I have an e2009w monitor and Windows 7. The PC lights up and makes the usual sounds

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RoHe
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

WHAT PC??????

Ron

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Sade1759
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

Dell Precision T3400

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RoHe
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

Did you check the cable connection between monitor and PC at both ends?

Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?

Your computer has four lights labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the front panel.  Do they all go off when PC boots? If not, look up error code in the manual:

downloads.dell.com/.../precision-t3400_user's guide_en-us.pdf

Ron

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Sade1759
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

They all go off when the PC boots

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RoHe
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RE: Monitor stuck in power save mode

That suggests either a video card, or video cable connection,  or monitor issue.

Test the monitor or try a different one to narrow things down.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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