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    For 3 days now I have had this problem. I turn on the computer and the monitor has green lights then goes directly into "power save mode" and the mouse does not light up. 1st day what i did was check that all the wires were securely attached. After moving the wires around the monitor went on and so did the mouse.
    2nd day the monitor wouldnt turn on with the mouse agaain..a friend told me to clean out my tower..so I blew the dust out of the tower and turned my computer on and the monitor went on with the mouse.
    3rd day was the same senario. I opened the tower moved stuff around and turned on the computer and the monitor and mouse went on.  I have also noticed that after the 3rd day there is a wirling noise coming from a fan that usually turns on just as the computer is being turned on then turns itself off..but this fan seems to be staying on (hense the wirling noise sound)

    What r some of the things I can do at home before i take it in for repairand spend a fortune?
    Ps. I swaped my monitor out for another monitor  just to see if the monitor was bad. Its not the monitor.

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    Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
    « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 06:43:31 PM »
    Same in Safe Mode?
    If not, most likely video driver.
    If yes, most likely video card itself.

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      Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
      « Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 10:39:33 PM »
      well if i cant get my monitor on how can I get into safe mode to find that out  ::)
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      Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
      « Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 11:23:39 PM »
      Well, how would I know? Just asking...

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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 10:16:23 PM »
        sounds like a video card/driver issue.

        Your option at the moment is to take it to a pc repair shop
        that offers a free evaluation, based on there findings
        you can then make a more informed choice on what to do next.
        ie, if its worth repairing or getting a new pc.

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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 10:24:53 PM »
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        Your option at the moment is to take it to a pc repair shop
        that offers a free evaluation

        If there is a reputable 'mom n pop' store I would recommend them.  Most small locally owned stores will bend over backwards to obtain your business.
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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 11:35:27 PM »
        clear CMOS
        There is small battery on your motherboard that's about the size of a nickel.



        Take it out and put it back in after about fifteen minutes. Make sure that you are grounded the whole time you are working inside your computer - static electricity can fry your motherboard!

        If that doesn't do it then you're gonna need a new video card.
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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 11:36:40 PM »
        Good call JJ.  That just might save the trip to the store.
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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 06:32:22 AM »
        1. Make sure the CMOS battery is alive. If you need to replace, use a non-Energizer CR2032 battery. A good example is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899200009 or you can make one http://www.rason.org/Projects/cmosbatt/cmosbatt.htm .
        2. Make sure that the VGA plugin is tight. If you use a external card, make sure it is tight into the AGP or PCI/PCI-E slots.

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        Re: Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer
        « Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 07:07:40 AM »
        Nice find on the project guide neel......

        I happen to have one of those MBoards that inhales CMOS batteries....about every 3 months.

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