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Monitor goes into stand by mode..

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Hi,
My computer screen goes in a stand by mode(The monitor light blinks). There is absolutely no display. I have not been operating my system for more than 3 weeks. Could that have led to this problem. Plz help!!

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This setting is either under your BIOS (before Windows loads) or within Control Panel/Display
Depending on your OS, you should be able to find the setting under Screen Saver or Advanced tab...(Power settings)
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You may also find the settings within Control Panel/Power Options...

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Thanks for your response. The point is how do I get to control panel/power options?
I'm not able to see anything on the screen. The monitor is all blank.

Even pressing F8 doesn't help. How do I change the settings?

I'm not a hardware person so plz let me know.

Thanks,
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Well, generally to get a system out of standby - you can try moving the mouse or hitting a key or two on your keyboard.
If it's in what's known as "suspend" mode, then if the above doesn't work, pressing the soft power button on the comptuer may do it.
Failing that - a hard power down (kill switch/unplug) may be necessary.  
When it boots back up - you should be able to follow the above steps to disable.  Otherwise it's something else going on - normally a system won't enter either state if it's detected that you're using the system...
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You may want to test your monitor on another pc to rule that out.

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Hi,
I did check my monitor in another pc and it is working fine. I had similar problems in tha past & I approached a technician. He said that it's motherboard & bios problem. He charged huge amount & said that he has repaired them.

I feel the problem is something else. I thought I should consult some experts before I give again to technician. Atleast I can be sure of what was going wrong.

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Does anybody have any solution to this problem? plz let me know!

Thnx,

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Dose the pc POST (power on self test) YES or No?
Have you tried another power supply  YES or No?


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No!
I will do this & get back.

Thnx,

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Sorry, guys. I was out of station & couldn't check this email account of mine. Too lazy to go thru all the messages actually :)
I think I would accept 'Snowguy' answer as I spoke to my vendor & hissolution comes close to Snowguy recomendation.

Thank you very much.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jas
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