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Salaman
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« on: 03 March 2009, 16:14:32 »

My PC is hooked up to a lvoley Dell E193FP monitor.
After many yeas of loyal service, I thought it was broke, the PC would boot up fine but the monitor stayed black.
Then I pressed the button on the monitor and it says "In power save mode. Press any key on keyboard or move mouse".
Doing that doesn't bring it back to life. It doesn't seem to detect that it's hooked up to the PC.

I've connected it to the laptop and it springs to life instantly, so it isn't a problem with the cable I think.

I'm not sure how to fix it.
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Any clues. I've taken the battery out of the mobo and put it back in.
I'm not sure what else to try.

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« Reply #1 on: 03 March 2009, 16:47:47 »

Sounds like the GFX card is giving no video output, the monitor is under the impression that there is nothing to display, hence it being in power save mode.

Try reseating your GFX card, if that dont help, plug the monitor into the other output, if you have a VGA lead and its a DVI output you can use the VGA/DVI adapter that should have been supplied with the card.

Failing that, beg borrow or steal another GFX card to test that is the problem.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 March 2009, 17:08:53 »

It's currently a VGA lead plugged into a DVI output through a VGA/DVI adapter.
I'll try to hook it into the projector to see if that picks up any output from the card.

edit:
The projector isn't kicking in either. Looks like I need to go shopping for a new vid card then.
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Bloody typical. Just as the new Total War game launches. Sad

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« Reply #3 on: 04 March 2009, 15:22:25 »

Take out the Card and clean the pins with Eraser (Rubber) and the reseat it and try again!

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« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2009, 10:54:27 »

D'oH! I never saw that response.
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I bought a whole new card instead.
That fixed it.
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