my monitor keeps going into sleep mode


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katethegr888
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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!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
hi did you fix this because mine goes to sleep as soon as i plug it into my vga port and it says computer going to sleep and no mateer what i do i cant fix it it even goes to sleep when the computer is off it does with all 4 of my monitors ive tried on it
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
wont turn on at all hit power tower lights up and seems to be working but monitior goes straight to sleep ... monitor going to sleep mode
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
my monitor going to sleep mode automatic how to solve
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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it won't even go to the desk top I've checked the settings and they're normal. It will go to the loading screen where it says Windows xp and then goes to sleep and turns right back on and the process repeats.
Frustrated Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
I'm seeing the same information repeatedly on this page, almost in the exact same format. What I'm not seeing, is what to do if your monitor will not turn on long enough for you to change any settings. Obviously plugging in a different monitor won't solve the problem. And changing settings and updating would help, if the monitor would stay on. MY PROBLEM, and a few others I have seen, is: I turn my computer on, my monitor says "No Input Signal" "Going To Sleep". Unplugging and reconnectiong things don't help. Turning my computer off and back on doesn't help. My computer is a desktop (compaq presario SR2011WM) Graphics powered by ATI, "Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005". This should be just fine, but it's not. So now that you know what kind of computer that I have, and where all the fancy buttons are,and it's written in plain english. DO YOU KNOW, how to fix it? If you do not, don't bull-pucky-rooney-toot-tooty me with a guessed answer. People that think they're smart and know enerything allways do that, please, be more and that. A little humility goes a long way, and SAVES A LOT OF TIME.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
your sh-it is broken. Buy a new video card, a new monitor or a new computer. I hope that saves you enough time.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
Mine actually says Power Save. Obviously I need to change the settings on the monitor or the control panel and I can't seem to figure it out on my own.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
it wont even come on so i can change my setting every time i hit the power button it says monitor going to sleep and click off my tower is ok
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
macbook pro monitor randomly turning off
Hello, I have a 3 or 4 year old macbook pro laptop, and many times when I move the screen it will turn off (the screen) and I'll have to jiggle and play with the screen a bit to turn it back on. It looks like its going into sleep mode randomly. I'm wondering if the wires running from the computer to the screen are wearing or nearly broken inside. Does that sound like the problem? Can a computer repair center fix it easily? Also, on a possibly related note, sometimes I'll have a green line running vertically from the top to bottom of the screen, and sometimes it goes away. Whats up with that?
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Re: macbook pro monitor randomly turning off

Based on what you describe, it's likely that it is a loose or broken cable or connecter between the body and the screen. This could also be caused by the vertical green line.

And yes, it's fixable - although not necessarily easy (or cheap!). In many cases the cost of a new Macbook is only slightly less than a whole new one - sometimes the repair cost can be MORE than a new one! This is because they may need to replace the entire upper-screen assembly.

I would take it to a place that at least claims to know how to work on Macs - many (if not all) Mac replacement parts are only available to authorized Apple Repair Dealers, so you might want to call first and ask. A quick Google on "apple authorized service provider in my city" (but, put your actual city) should let you know where to start. Of course, the local Apple store would also be happy to help.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
I'm having the same problem I can't even go to the settings! I just turn on an it goes to sleep mode
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode.
Can anybody help please....ok every time I turn on my computer it says in a little box monitor going to sleep?and my computer doesn't turn on at all it just goes back to sleep?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
When I on my computer, it just shut downs -'windows going to sleep' then it offs. The computer cant even go to the place where you can see the start menu...
Dan (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
I was just having the same problem and I finally downloaded an updated driver for my video card and it hasn't happened since
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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can get my scrren on long enough to do (or see ) anything - Just borrowed another monitor and the same thing ???? help
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
It stays on 3 secs my settings seem normal..but it still sleeps
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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"
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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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 Smile PC problems are a NiGhTmArE!!! XD

junior augustin (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
thank yo it stop turnig of
chel (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
thank you
TashaW (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
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?
ArchiAngel
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I am Luvin TheGuG from Pahoa,HI
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Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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

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) ?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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

Dan (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode
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
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Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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?

ArchiAngel
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I am Luvin TheGuG from Pahoa,HI
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Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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

bubbaloy (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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.

poosank (not verified)
Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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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I am Luvin TheGuG from Pahoa,HI
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Re: my monitor keeps going into sleep mode

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)

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