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#1 unclemarine

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:13 PM

Before yesterday my monitor, (17" Mitsubishi LCD) after 5 or 6 min. of inactivity would power down (black screen) now for some unknown reason the screen-saver just goes on and on and the monitor never powers down. My computer is Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP, 512mb memory.
I did go to the "Control Panel/Display/Screen-saver/Power-turn off monitor box is set at 5 min." There has been no changes, hardware or software with my computer.
Can any one tell me what's up.
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:45 PM

Even though the settings have been changed, change them to something else and then back again. Be sure to click Apply
Might work
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:31 PM

Thanks garmanma:
Will give it a try and let you know what happens.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:08 PM

I did change the power off setting from 5 min. to 3 min. still no change. Monitor continues to run with screen-saver going. My last test I left the thing running for 15 min. and the screen-saver just kept going & going. I hope we can come up with a cure.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

I know the standby/hibernation can be affected by corrupt video drivers. It's possible that it could be the cause of your problem also
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:31 PM

If it were a driver would it not effect something else also?
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:35 PM

If it were a driver would it not effect something else also?


Not necessarily
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:03 PM

How can I tell if it is in fact the video drivers.
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:28 PM

All you can do is try. You're not going to hurt anything as long as you have the correct one, which you would download from the computer manufacturer's support site
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:01 PM

turn the sceen saver off see what happens




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