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Monitor stuck on Video Mode warning

Q: Monitor stuck on Video Mode warning

I changed monitors on an XP computer and had it working fine until I changed the resolution to something this computer OR monitor just couldn't resolve.

Now the monitor is in a state of balck screen except for in the middle saying Auto Detect is on (Analog) the also shows "Cannot display this video mode", Optimum resolution is 1920x1200 60hz

The screen cannot be taken off this no matter what I tried.

Appreciate any help, thanks.

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A: Monitor stuck on Video Mode warning

Reboot the computer and press F8 until you enter Safe Mode... Select VGA and restart

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this is a many faceted and increasing in facets issue (ill try to make it as short as possible);

the male side of my video cable connection (the part on the motherboard) had bent pins; the pins were unbent and the cable was able to fit back in, BUT

the picture was garbled--wrong colors, moving lines, etc. the people at a tech store told me the video cable was pinched and knowing that it had been jammed in the hinge for a while, i believed it extremely feasible. I finally ordered a new video cable but replaced it, and to no avail. the picture may have been slightly better--but not significantly if so; additionally (and im not sure if it was this way the first time as well) the computer was displaying at the size of the external.

i restarted, and reazlied that the laptop screen displayed nothing at startup, until logged in--exactly like the external. i figured that at least a portion of what was going on was the computer was sending the external screen signal to the laptop.

things i've tried:

-reseating both ends of the new video cable MANY times
-turning the computer off, taking out battery, holding start button, putitng battery back in, restarting
-every variation of screen resolution/external monitor setting
-pluggin in the external, putting laptop to sleep, unpluggnig external
-reinstalling video/image drivers
function key combinations

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A:stuck booting safe mode, which doesnt work; stuck in external monitor mode?

i managed to change the safe mode option, unfortunately the laptop screen still isnt working correctly (the external is)

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I recently got a monitor from one of my friends saying that it was broken. Its a Dell 19in LCD. I have my main monitor a 22in Samsung wide screen So i just plugged it into the second DVI slot on my graphics Card. When i went into the display config i set up dual monitors just to see if it was working. The dell monitor would blink up then quit on me.

When i was messing with the Display settings I made the Dell. Not my Samsung the Default Monitor. I unpluged the broken Dell and restarted. Now my computer regognizes the Samsung as the second monitor and it just shuts it off and recognizes nothing as the main.

I managed to get it into safe mode and it recognized the samsung but every time i try go back to Normal Start the screen is blank.

How can i get it to recognize the Samsung as my main?

A:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers

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My monitor is stuck in safe mode. My husband was using the computer and the monitor went to safe mode. Moving the mouse or typing dosent do anything. I have tried system restore. Unplugging everythihng and many many restarts. When reboting the monitor comes on and you can see Windows booting but when it gets to the log in screen it goes to safe mode.Now when I boot the computer in Safe mode the monitor works just fine.I'm able to log on and manipulate stuff. I'm stumped.
Any help would be appreaciated

A:Monitor stuck in safe mode

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Ok let me tell you what kind of system I have first:

MSI K8N Neo4 Motherboard
Athlon 64 3200+ CPU
1 gig of Kingston RAM
ATI all in Wonder X600 Pro
Windows XP pro

Ok now let me tell you the situation.

I just bought this stuff last week Feb 18 2005, and I got everything running it has been working for a week then I turn it off last night(everything was working smoothly). I come in the next morning to turn it on and the Monitor stays in sleep mode(I thought that since it was an old monitor that it was the problem but when I grabbed the new monitor and plugged it into the video card it did the same thing) So My motherboard has a CMos reset button that is the next thing I tried but I still get the same problem. Stuck in Sleep Mode.
I would try another Video card but I dont have an extra x16 pci express slot video card laying around. But I may have an old pci slot one(I just have to dig deep for it).

Does anyone have any other good ideas to help me?

Thanks Humungus

A:Monitor stuck in Sleep mode...

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Hello, I purchased a new monitor from Dell after receiving a new PC earlier today.. I'm getting a message saying that the monitor is going to safe mode so I'm unable to use my PC :/
I have my VGA cables and the other components (USB/HDMI etc) but I have no idea why I keep getting this error.. also I guess I should note this but my desktop isn't from Dell (it's a gaming rig from ibuypower) 

Yes I've tried pressing down on num lock key and another method of using Fn but it still doesnt work.. please help  I would greatly appreciate it :/

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Monitor stuck on black screen after boot up

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Hi, my name is Bryan and im having problems with my monitor, it doesnt want to get out of sleep mode. Right now I have the comp apart which is no problem for me to put it back together. Im assuming its either the battery not giving enough power or the connection where you plug the monitor into is bad.

A:monitor stuck in sleep mode

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After restoring my desktop to factory settings and then rechecking to see if everything still worked, (it did....checked email and played solitaire) I gave it to a friend. When they hooked it back up and turned it on, the monitor just says power saving mode. Tried rebooting several times, moving mouse, pressing keys on keyboard, rechecking connections....nothing has worked. I am at a loss as to what is causing this. The computer is a 2005 Gateway running xp. Any help would be greatlly appreciated!

A:monitor stuck in power mode

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When I start my computer, the monitor is stuck in power save mode. The screen appears blank until I hit a button that shows that it is in power save mode and can be activated using my pc. I can't activate it though. I tried unplugging everything, but that did not work. I checked if my video card was in properly, and it is. I tried using my old video card, but the monitor was still stuck in power save mode. I even tried using a different monitor and it was also stuck in power saving mode even though it works perfectly on my sister's computer. My monitor even works fine with her computer. I tried clearing the CMOS, but that didn't work. I have no clue what is wrong. It was working fine yesterday >.<. Any ideas?

A:Monitor stuck in power save mode

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I have just moved my works PC to home and have reconnected all cables again but am having a black monitor screen, with orange on/off switch and not green.

At the back of the box the monitor cable has a male blue connector,, this is connected to another female blue connector then a larger white connector which goes into the box.

If you take the female blue connector/white connector off the the monitor displays the four coloured boxes for self test. When you replace the female/white connector it goes blank again in the power safe mode.

I cannot understand why it is not working and why it is going into power safe mode as nothing has changed and i am only 2 mins from work.
Can someone help as I am not brill.

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After hooking up a new monitor, Dell 2010H, and it not leaving power save mode, I tried re-hooking up my old monitor, but my old monitor wouldn't leave power save either; so I tried powering down by holding in the power button (because, of course, without a monitor I couldn't navigate to shut the computer down properly) and then starting it back up. I have also tried the power button on both monitors them selves and when I do the indicator lights come on and then quickly turn to amber--sleep mode I assume. Everything was working fine until I hooked up the new monitor.

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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?

A: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?

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Hello All!

I had a quick question. I have steam and when I try to play the games such as counterstrike source, half life 2, and insurgency (all use soure mod), I get about 3/4 of the way through forconnecting to a server and my monitor turns into power saving mode and i'm not able to get it back.
Any thoughts?


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My monitor is stuck in power save mode ever since i restarted my computer the other day. I've tried unplugging everything, repluging, and restarting. I was reading that sometimes the monitor wont get a power on signal from the PC if the lithium battery on the motherboard is bad, so i took that out. I've tried unpluging the RAM, starting it with just one stick, then the other and also starting the PC without either RAM stick in. However, when i did this it didn't beep like it should signaling that there is a problem with my RAM (because it was gone). I don't think its the monitor though because i can use it in digital with my xbox (computer is hooked up to the analog port.) I don't have another computer that I can try the monitor on in analog though.

A month or so ago my monitor started going into power save mode and wouldn't come out without a manual restart. I tracked down that it was happening only when i was using a lot of graphical power, so i opened up my PC and cleaned out the dust (of which there was a shameful amount) and put everything back together...problem solved. I think my graphics card was overheating due to lack of ventilation brought on by excessive dust build up on the cooling fans. Well now its doing it again, except permenatly and a restart doesn't fix it. I tried switching out my graphics card (nvidia 7950) with an old nvidia 5000 series card but that didn't help either. These are all the suggestions i've fou... Read more

A:Monitor stuck in power save mode

sorry too bump this but i have a really important paper to do today and all my info is on my pc. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Also it may be helpful to know that i think its my PC not booting up, because my keyboard lights never come on. Thanks in advance.

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I left my computer running overnight as I usually do. When I went back to it this morning, it was stuck in power saving mode. When I rebooted, everything looked fine and the windows logo loaded but when I reached the login screen it went directly to Power Saving mode and got stuck there.

I am posting this from Safe Mode with Networking.

A:Monitor stuck in Power Saving Mode.

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings and change things to Never.

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I have a Dell E152FP monitor stuck on power save mode . The light is yellow when you press any of the adjustment bottoms you get "power saving mode move mouse o hit any key" Doing this do not do anything any ideas . Video card ok try another monitor works fine.

A:monitor stuck on power saving mode

Does the monitor work with different computer?

Try this.
Turnoff and unplug the monitor from the power supply and disconnect the cable to the computer.
Wait about 2 minutes, plug the electrical supply back in, turn the monitor back on and let it run its selftest.
Hopefully this will reset the monitor and you will get the no signal notification.
Connect back to the computer.

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for some odd reason my computer is stuck in power save mode......i am 2 computers doing it.........they both have an on-board video........

A:monitor stuck in power save mode...HELP

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Okay... I have a really bad feeling about this. Just now I plugged my headphones into the front jack and heard a bzzt sound and felt a shock in my ears. Immediately after that the screen went completely black. I tried moving my mouse but it didn't come back on. I tried pressing a button on the monitor but it says it's in power save mode and press any key or move the mouse but that didn't work... I'm guessing there's a really big chance I fried the video card there. Any way to figure out for sure?

A:Monitor stuck in power save mode.

Did you try using another display? Open your CPU and see if there is any burning smell. Check your PSU also for the burnt smell.

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Hey all, any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Basically I have a USB keyboard on my desktop (using laptop at the moment) and I was unable to get into safe mode normally because the keyboard was only activated once windows had started up. Anyway, so I went into msconfig and set it to automatically start into safe mode (it will do this on every restart automatically - simply restarting the computer will not make it start up normally). Unfortunately, now it's stuck because for some reason my PC does not detect the (normally) working monitor while in safe mode! so now I have no monitor with which to see my way out of safe mode, and it's now stuck like that. Any suggestions...?

A:Stuck in Safe mode with undetected monitor

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Hello to all and thanks for helping. 
Did a very dumb thing in retrospect. My computer running windows vista is connected to my flat screen TV with a HDMI cable because monitor is broken. Windows did an update the other day when I turned on my computer. After completing the update Google Chrome repeatedly crashed. I thought it might be a virus and tried to troubleshoot starting with a full scan running Windows Defender in safe mode. 
I used the msconfig to select minimal safe mode, and restarted the computer, not realizing the drivers for the external monitor would be disabled. So now I have no way to see the screen that is loading. Is the first screen the logon page, the desktop page in safe mode, or some other page because I keep pulling out the plug to shutdown the computer. In addition I have used the F8 key along the way so don't know if that has altered the original sequence of how pages load. One other thing....I have two users on my computer, so don't know if I have to first choose the user. One requires a password the other doesn't. I was using the one with the password when I wrecked my computer.
 I have tried to logon with no luck. 
After I think the page is loaded I left click the mouse on the touchpad and then type in my password.
From there I have tried many combinations of keys and shortcuts. I hit the windows key+R , thinking the the run window will pop up. Press the delete key to clear the contents of the run box and left cli... Read more

A:Stuck in safe mode with only an external monitor

Hello, and Welcome
You will need another computer that can burn an iso file. If it's Windows 7 you can right click the iso file and select Burn Image. I do not know if the Kaspersky Disk will recognize our external monitor.
The Kaspersky Rescue Disk needs to boot and be seen in order for this to work.
Here is a post that explains editing the registry. It's from the Windows 8 forum but should work for Vista.

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Hi there, my monitor is stuck in power save mode all of a sudden and my mouse and keyboard cant activate it. I know the monitor is good because I just tried it with another computer no problems. I have an old Dell Dimension 3000. Im thinking the RAM is bad on my computer because that is the only thing that i have changed in my computer lately and with my ignorance I bought some of the cheap no-name ebay ram.
Is there any signs to know it is the ram causing the video not to power up? The computer boots up as if things are perfectly fine, lights are on, fans come on, disk trays can open and close.....with my experience with bad RAM the computer makes some beeping noises and fails to boot up anything.

I would try my old OEM ram, but i dont have it available anymore. I plan to just try some new RAM but before I drop the money for it, are there any other possibilities of other things going bad? i dont have a video card, just on board.

I have also tried resetting the MOBO battery as well with no luck.

Thanks for any help.

A:monitor stuck in power save mode

The Dell 3000 has diagnostic lights on the back.. you should have all 4 green,, if there are any yellow then you have a problem and you can check the color code combination here for a possible answer.

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I opened the tower to see how many memory slots I have available, and unplugged the monitor first. When I replugged it and powered up, I got a blank screen; the monitor buttons give me the message: In power save mode. Press any key on keyboard or move mouse.

Also, neither the mouse nor the keyboard light up.

I've checked all the connections and they seem to be fine.

I am running windows xp on a Dell Dimension 2300.

What else can I do?

A:Monitor stuck in power save mode

Can you reboot into the safe mode & if so go to control panel> power options> powerscemes dropdown menue> always on

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I've read the previous posts concerning Monitor Self Test. However, this particular issue may not fit in with them.

All I did was plus in my desktop to a monitor and turn it on. Everything was fine, the monitor was up and running video and all. I shut it down normally, forgot I had to do something... went to turn it back on and voila - Monitor Self Test. That horrid little floating box is causing far too much stress.

I've unplugged, jiggled and restarted all in different orders and still nothing. If anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it!!

~ MlleDaae

A:Solved: Monitor Stuck In Self Test Mode

Fixed it myself. Thanks.

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Windows 7 home
Acer Aspire

My computer has been working fine ever since i newly bought it at least a year ago. I had a little accident the other day where water came in contact with my LG monitor and my wireless laser mouse. After letting them dry out for a few hours and reconnecting everything I tried to power up the computer like usual, to no avail. The tower powers on and boots up like normal but it seems as if there is no signal from the monitor. I can hit the power button on the monitor but when i do It says 'DSUB Power Saving Mode' then immediately goes blank again. I can't boot in BIOS either and I try to shake the mouse as to get out of power saving mode but that does nothing. This is my family's computer and I'm having no luck.. im pretty helpless at this point. The water damage was minimal.. if the monitor is able to display and power on then it should be fine right? One other thing i noticed is the mouse laser is gone. I swapped out the mouse and that did nothing. I'm not sure what's wrong here. Is it my monitor?
thanks in advance for any help given

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Hey again.
I went to do something on my desktop (play sims as a stress-buster, I think). The tower was on, screen off, so I jiggled the mouse to wake my screen up...and got nothing. I tickled the keyboard. Nope...nothing. Pressed the settings button and got a message telling me to do...what I've already done.
Turned Monitor off...then on.
Rebooted the computer
Screamed at it...checked cords
Swore like a sailor...switched monitors (including power cord)
Gave it the evil eye...Swapped out VGA cords.
Thought about using HDMI to plug into TV....realized that desktop does not have HDMI and the VGA cord is not long enough.
Walked away to avoid turning into the Hulk.

I am thinking that the graphics card has given its last. I have eliminated the VGA cable and power supply to monitor as suspects. The cords were secure and fully plugged in. A desk light that shares the power strip showed no problems.

Located specs on HP's website, realized that I could have dual monitors (melyogi/mom is not convinced that this is entirely necessary...anyway)
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon&#8482; HD 3200 (Supports DirectX® 10)
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon&#8482; HD 3200 (Supports DirectX® 10)
Supports concurrent use of dual displays connected to onboard DVI-D and VGA connectors.
Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards as independent graphics adapters.*

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A:Desktop-Monitor stuck in power save mode

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The system: Dell Inspiron 2600 laptop.

The problem: Always reboots in multi-monitor mode with extended laptop regardless of whether another monitor is connected.

The story: My mom bought a used Dell flatscreen monitor that (unsurprisingly) the seller didn't mention had the classic "white screen" problem with it. So I've been up to my elbows in it's guts a few times trying to find and fix the bad solder joints that are usually the source of this problem. To test whether I'd been successful the last time (rather than simply hooking it up to my mom's computer and assuming I'd fixed it), I hooked it up to the laptop.

I had to enable it through the Display Properties (Settings tab), and then proceeded to leave the laptop running for 24 hours to see if the problem would persist. (It didn't, but it showed up later.)

After removing the flatscreen monitor from the laptop the laptop insists that it is still there. Every single reboot it is back in multi-monitor mode, it has a generic "Digital Flat Panel (1024x768)" in the Device Manager, and it's using this imaginary monitor as an extended desktop. I've tried disabling it from the Display Properties, I've tried uninstalling it from the Device Manager. I've tried doing both together.

But every reboot it's back just as it was before, sending data to an imaginary monitor. I wouldn't care so much except that the mouse pointer can move a long way past the right side of the screen like this, whi... Read more

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My sons puppy bumped up against my cords. I have a laptop with XP connected to a 17" monitor. Now the monitor is stuck in diagnostic mode then quickly goes into power save. I have tried toggling keys when it's in diagnostic mode and no keys will move the cursor. I can't get into the control panel because the reason I am hooked up to the 17" monitor is because the screen went out on my laptop. I have disconncted and reconnected the plugs. Is there a key on the keyboard or way to change the setting without having to get into the control panel?
Thanks for any advice!

A:Puppy hit cord/monitor stuck in dagnostic mode

Not sure how much advice we can give you without knowing the brands and model numbers of laptop and monitor involved.

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ok this is messed up--i own a dell 1504fp HAS digital/analog flat screen--since the day i have unpacked my pc i have always used my digital (DVI) connector for my monitor--

The most recent install on my pc was "roxio ez cd 6" after install was prompted for reboot and when my pc rebooted i had no picture! (took me a while to realize it was the digital) for when i pressed the menu button on my moniter it read "in power save mode-press any key on keyboard or move mouse"--but none of that works--

so for kicks i unwrapped and plugged in my analog cable and was able to get picture again--my power saving options are ALL set to "never" btw-- soooo it seems my digital output is gone!

Spoke with dell tech support and they walked me through unplugging this and that for an hour--but nada! So they are sending me a new video card saying this one "must" of failed--I for one will not believe this will be the fix!

Anyone have the slightest idea what is going on?

A:My digital monitor stuck in power save mode

i have reformated my pc and wiped my hd clean---monitor STILL in power save mode!

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I had the same issue

the way i fixed my issue was went inside the desktop and pulled only the sata cable from the hard drive
and also pulled the cmos batt i left the cmos batt off for 5min then i put it back
as for the hard drive i left it disconnected from the sata cable turned on the computer and the monitor came back on i went into the bios optimized the defaults i shut down the computer plugged the sata back on to the hard drive turned the computer bk on and everything is working again and i was able to finish installing windows 10:)

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I have a HP pavilion, running Windows ME, 256 Memory.
Recently after a thunderstorm produced several power surges, I do have a good surge protector

My mouse stopped working and my video card is stuck in 16 bit mode
I have fixed the mouse by going into the system.ini file and removing all the garbage that was in the file

But my video card comes up in in 16 bit mode 640x480
I make the changes to 256 or a higher res and it asks to reboot
Upon reboot it is back in 16 bit mode

Can anyone tell me where I am missing in my troubleshooting


A:Windows ME Nvidia Video card Stuck in 16 bit mode

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I'm trying to connect an iPod 30GB to iTunes so i can wipe it out and use as a storage device.

However, when doing so, the recovery mode sticks at the very same point and gives me the following error.

The iPod "iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (1418).

Google searches suggest changing the USB port. I've tried this on various USB ports on both Windows 7 (iTunes 9.2.0) and Server 2003 (iTunes 7.6.0).

Any help would be appreciated,

(Screenshots attached)

A:iPod Restore Mode Stuck (30GB Video)

Why does it always happen like this?
As soon as this page refreshed with my post, after about the 27th attempt it finally bloody restored.

Can't believe it.

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As the title says, I am dealing with a black screen on my T420. An external monitor was working. One suggestion was to boot in safe mode, but when I did there was no longer any external monitor signal. Now I have no way to exit safe mode at boot and continue the process of diagnosing the black screen. Help!Tnx in advance

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my dell monitor is stuck in ANALOG power save/standby mode. It tells me to move my mouse or press any key on the keyboard but this still doesn't take it out of this mode

A:dell fpt1704 monitor stuck in ANALOG power save\standby mode

have you tried specifically the space bar?
Check out your cable running from the PC to the monitor. Make sure it is plugged in securely to both the video card and the monitor.

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I have a custom desktop, and a 2 year old Dell 1905FP LCD monitor, the monitor is connected through a VGA cable to the graphics card of the PC. The monitor has been flawless ever since i bought it until a few days ago.

My dad turned on the computer and the monitor was black, the power button on the monitor went from green to orange. I pressed one of the monitor buttons to see if it would do anything, and a message came up that says;

1. Analog Input
In Power Save Mode
Press Any Key on Keyboard or Move Mouse

...Only problem is that pressing keys on the keyboard and moving the mouse does not do anything. I tried pressing all the buttons on the monitor but it does not go out of this mode, i have tried everything and unplugged all the cables ect., but nothing works. The computer worked fine for years, and we didn't touch anything, so it's pretty weird that it just did this all of a sudden, is there any way to get out of this power save mode or any way to fix the monitor? I havn't been able to use my computer for almost a week now. Thank you!

A:Dell 1905FP 19" Monitor Issue - Stuck in Power Save Mode

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I have a Lenovo, machine type 7747, IdeaCentre K330B. When I turn on the PC, the monitor displays Lenovo then displays power save mode. I took the Lenovo monitor to another PC and it works just fine. I tried a different monitor on the Lenovo PC and still get the power save mode. Even tried a different cable and still got the same results. Any idea as to what would cause this?
Mod:  edited Subject line to correct spelling mistake,  and add system type and more detail


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A:IdeaCentre: Monitor stuck in power saving mode - CMOS reset to correct boot failure

hi copiman,
Sorry to hear what happened,
This is not an issue with the monitor,
The computer is not able to boot fully.
The power saving mode is when a Monitor is not recieving any signal from the PC,
I believe that the computer stops working after the Lenovo Screen. REason why the Monitor goes into a power Saving mode.
Is this K330B Brand New?
  If yes are you plugging it to the right Graphics port. 
        Are you using VGA or HDMI?
Solid Cruver

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I have a problem with my monitor. When my computer starts up it shows bios screen and the Windows XP loading screen than shows Video Mode Not Supported. The problem seems to be the monitor, I have tried to start up in Safe mode to no avail.

My Operating System is a,Windows XP Professional

My Monitor is a, Samsung SyncMaster 152N

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To be open I am not very computer savy.
I am running XP MCE and I am having issues getting anything to show up on my monitor. If I boot in VGA mode it shows up but as soon as I change any of the settings I loose the image again. When I checked the monitor settings the computer no longer recognises my monitor (I am using an LCD flat screen TV/monitor)it just says default monitor. I was just wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem could be and any possible solutions.

A:Video card/VGA Mode/Monitor Problem

I'm guessing you're changing to resolutions / refresh rates that your monitor doesn't support. Which video card / onboard video and Monitor do you have? How do you connect the two? VGA, DVI, Component Video...?

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I connected my Dell Optiplex 745 running Vista Business to my HDTV using the VGA output from the onboard video drivers, Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, through a VGA to HCMI converter box and am using the 1280x720 85 hz. setting. Everything is good when I get it set, but here's my problem. I have to setup the video mode by plugging the computer into a monitor and then switching the output through the converter box to the HCTV, which is considered a non-Plug and Play device. When the computer reboots for whatever reason, the video chipset sees a non-PnP monitor and goes into a display mode that the HDTV says is unsupported. According to the Intel site 1280x720 display mode is not a "static display mode":

Static modes for non Plug and Play monitors without an EDID. The set of basic static display modes (at 60Hz and up to 32bpp colors) include 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200.

Is there anyway that I can program or "lock" the display mode so that the computer will always boot with the 1280x720 display mode?

Romans 8:28

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After I play a video on the screen my monitor will not go into power save model (go blank in my case) but stays on permanently until I re-boot.

My PC has the following config.
Windows XP Pro (SP3) with 4096MB of Ram.
Processor is a Intel Pentium D CPU 3.40GHz
Motherboard ConRoe945G-DVI
Video adapter is a Radeon X850
Monitor is a Dell 2405FPW

Thanks for any ideas!

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Hello, my problem happens only when I am gaming. Basically when I am playing a game such as the warhammer beta, I will go for hours and things will be fine. However, when there is a lot of movement on the screen, my computer stutters and my monitor turns all black then enters power saving mode. However, I can still hear the in-game sounds and my tower is still running. Turning my computer monitor on and off does not fix the problem. I have to manually restart my computer. I am pretty positive it is not a monitor issue. I believe the issue is either a faulty motherboard or perhaps a faulty video card.

My computer is mainly a 2000 dell with a replaced video card, motherboard, ram, cpu, and powersupply. When putting the motherboard in place (which is an Abit VT7) my brother forgot to put the copper bearings in the tower and just screwed in the motherboard. Flipping the switch on would produce nothing. Finally I discovered what he was doing wrong and placed the bearings inside. For years, nothing seemed to be wrong with my computer. Then, while playing counter-strike source and world of warcraft, I started getting horrible framerate and then the monitor would turn off like it does now, even though the rest of my computer is running fine.

I think that when my brother did not put in the copper bearings, he may have partially damaged my mobo and only now the problems of that initial damage are making themselves visible.

However, I read on another forum that the ... Read more

A:Monitor goes to power saving mode while gaming. Bad mobo or video card?

For future post, when you think you may have a hardware issue. Pls post your pc specs so that we can properly help you.

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Ok so recently my computer stopped working completely. Regardless of how many times I reboot and try to re-plug the monitor cables, etc. it will still just turn on then say the monitor's in power save mode. Now, in the past when I started my comp it would beep a pleasant once then start up. Now that the monitor's stuck in power save mode when I start it there is one long beep then 3 rapid ones following it. Anyone know if that means anything? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Computer Broken - Monitor Stuck in "Power Save Mode"

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After a power outage 3 weeks ago I was having issues with the system going down at around 5 minutes and then less and less time after that. I was told it was a display issue and to uninstall and reinstall my display drivers. I uninstalled my drivers and it was still the same. I felt like it was temperature related. I found my graphics card (Radeon 5700) was dirty. I cleaned it and thought I was back in business. Everything was back to normal, all I needed to do was update my graphics drivers. Once that was done, my computer would no longer load past the Windows splash screen.

I used Puppy Linux on a flash drive and I have access to everything. I can use the internet and access all my files. This to me says that it is not a hardware issue.

The fact that when I try to go into safe mode it gets stuck for more than a day on classpnp.sys (when I finally give up). I understand that classpnp.sys has loaded but, there is something after that that the computer can't load. I have seen some people have atipcie.sys load after classpnp.sys and it makes sense to me that it would be a graphics driver that is causing the issue.

I need my Windows 7 up and running for school and work projects. Any ideas, thoughts, or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Windows splash screen, safe mode stuck on classpnp.sys

Hi ,
Follow this tutorial to run SFC /Scannow at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
If you want to run the command from a USB drive follow this tutorial.
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
And apply it to the first link instead of the ERD (Emergency Repair CD).

Generally a good tutorial to read.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I tried using the driver CD to see if it will help with anything rebooting and I did some Express Test. It gave me this code:
Error Code:    650F:136C
Msg:    IDE device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive. Test requires media with data (Resource CD, Installation CD).
Have no clue what it is. Ive done some reading on Mup.sys. It requires me to remove some 'USB card'. I dont really see any . Any advice would be appreciated or if you have anymore further queries let me know.

A:Stuck on Mup.sys (during safe mode) and stuck on Windows XP loading screen.

HI Jon,
Thats not  a error to worry about.
That error comes up when u run express test on the computer and the cd drive is empty.
Are we working on a notebook or a desktop.
And mup.sys is a system file .You can repiar mup.sys by following these steps.
1>Start the computer from the Windows Xp CD.2>At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair. 3>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: ren c:windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys mup.old4>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:expand <cd-romdrive>:\i386\mup.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys5>After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console. 6>Restart the computer.
Best of Luck.

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I have a PC that is running Windows Xp. The video card is running at a resolution of 1928 x 1080 or there abouts. I had it hooked up to a widescreen monitor. Now, I am at a different location and they do not have any monitors of that caliber. I get the error on start up of "Cannot display this video mode". How do I change the display mode before the pc boots up or get the monitor to auto downgrade the resolution?

A:Dell LCD Monitor gives error "Cannot display this video mode" at startup.

Im not 100% sure if this will work but try booting it up in safe mode. Im pretty sure safe mode has a default resolution of 800x600 (or something like that)

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