my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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katethegr888
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my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

heyt guys I have a ques.  On my laptop, if i deont touch it every 15minutes or so (say im watching a movie) the screen goes black until i touch the touchpad.  i cantfigure out how to get it to stop doing that!!!  HELP!!!!!!!!

jp
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it's a power saving thing. if you're running windows, click on your Start menu, then Settings, then Control panel, then Power options. you can then set the timers, including "turn off monitor," for whatever you wish.  if you're not on a windows PC then look for wherever your power settings are. you can also usually set this in the BIOS when you cold boot, but it's easier for most people to just do it in the operating system so don't worry about that unless you can't find any other way to do it.

Anonymous Visitor
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Thank you. I'll give it a try.

Anonymous Visitor
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you have your sleep mode turned on and you need to turn it to never go to sleep, you do this in your screen saver settings normally it is right click on the desktop screen... Hope this helps..

poosank
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hey guys similar problem! 10 minutes into playing the games nfs underground 2 and ninja blade my monitor goes to sleep and i have to reset my pc to fix it. Does anyone have a solution? I have xp and i have already checked power settings and made the boxs 'never'.

ArchiAngel
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Every 10 minutes?

YOu might want to check to see that your computer has the latest drivers for your monitor

 

Some monitors consider outdated drivers or no drivers as "no contact" with the computer and that can trigger their sleep or power off feature ("Smart monitors" are stupid that way)

Anonymous Visitor
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did you ever fix this problem, I have the same thing happen but its when I am playing the sims.
Anonymous Visitor
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This isn't true.
bubbaloy
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I have the same problem about my monitor going into sleep mode. I checked the timer for the screen saver it says 10 minutes but my monitor goes into sleep mode every 30 seconds or so. Very annoying. Help please.

ArchiAngel
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1) Right click on mouse anywhere on main screen

2) Left click on "Properties"

3) Left click on  "Screen Saver" tab

4) Left click on "Screen Saver" Scrool down menu and select NOne

5) Left click on "Apply" button

6) Left click on "Power" button in Power Option section

7) Left click on "Turn off Monitor" Scroll menu and set to "Never"

8 ) Left Click on "Apply" button

Anonymous Visitor
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I'm having similar problems. Monitor goes to sleep randomly and only comes back on when I press the "Sleep" buttom on the keyboard. It's getting rediculous. I have set my Power Settings to NEVER in all cases and have turned off the screen saver but it doesn't seem to "fix" the problem. Downloaded and installed the current drivers for my video adapter and checked the cabel connections. Still "No Joy."

Any ideas?

AMD Athlon 64 X 2 processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
2 GB DDR 2 PC2-5300 Memory
USB Keybord and Mouse
Window Vista SP2

hubby
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Does it only go to sleep after you havnt touched the computer for some amount of time, or does it ever sleep while you are actually using the computer?

Dan
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I would suggest downloading an updated driver for your video card. I have the same card as you and ever since i updated the driver it has worked
TashaW
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My monitor keeps going to sleep everytime I turn it back on. How do I get it to stay on so I can change the settings?
hubby
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

Have you tried all the things already posted in this thread?
Is it a laptop or a desktop monitor?
Is it Windows or a Mac?
What version of Windows or OS X (if a Mac) ?

ArchiAngel
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There isn't any burning electronics smell,is there?

You are more likely to replace your computer 5 times before you ever need to change your monitor but they do eventually break down and a monitor that is short circuting might look like it is "going into sleep mode"

It's actually the CRT not getting enough power that makes the screen "pop off" and the CRT trying to draw the power that makes it "pop on" and if you are EM sensitive like me you can feel the the 50,000 volts flickering back and forth  if it is doing that on a failing Monitor

A circut breaker in some models will prevent the Crt from keep from trying to draw it's 50,000 volts repedatively which leads to the burning electronics smell which then can lead to monitor explosion and/or  fire by just turning the monitor into Sleep mode

 If your monitor is turning of for no appartent reason,after checking the settings on the computer and on the monitor, it may not be good already

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Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

it's a power saving thing. if you're running windows, click on your Start menu, then Settings, then Control panel, then Power options. you can then set the timers, including "turn off monitor," for whatever you wish. if you're not on a windows PC then look for wherever your power settings are. you can also usually set this in the BIOS when you cold boot, but it's easier for most people to just do it in the operating system so don't worry about that unless you can't find any other way to do it.

quote : you can also usually set this in the BIOS when you cold boot,

quote: unless you can't find any other way to do it.

Hi there people I cant find any other way to stop it from doing it while playing games like Battlefield 2, etc. I am running Windows XP Professional and despite trying :
1) Right click on mouse anywhere on main screen

2) Left click on "Properties"

3) Left click on "Screen Saver" tab

4) Left click on "Screen Saver" Scrool down menu and select NOne

5) Left click on "Apply" button

6) Left click on "Power" button in Power Option section

7) Left click on "Turn off Monitor" Scroll menu and set to "Never"

8 ) Left Click on "Apply" button

or doing this through My Computer: The Control Panel either.

Could it be an old graphics card maybe? All those games used to work sweet on the same one and my older card too.

Thanks for your continuing support :) PC problems are a NiGhTmArE!!! XD

chel
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thank you
junior augustin
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thank yo it stop turnig of
Anonymous Visitor
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my moniter wnt even trn on so i dnt no wat 2 do i always says in a whight box "going to sleep"

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