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  1. #1
    mechtiger
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    Default Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    When I start my computer everything is ok, but as soon as it seems to warm up the monitor switches to what seems to be standby mode, I try to restart but this doesn't help, it seems that I have to let it cool down before it will start again. I have checked all temp settings and things are fine.
    I have tried swapping the following to no avail:
    hard drive
    ram
    video card from agp to pci

    My Rig:
    Slotek Kav 75 Motherboard
    Athlon Thunderbird 1000mhz
    15gig Maxtor Hard Drive
    32mb TNT2 M64 Video Card AGP

    Any Ideas greatly excepted....?:|

  2. #2
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    What OS do you have???

    Have you check all the cables to see if they have come loss??????
    do you or a friend have another monitor that you could plug in & see if the same thing happens????

  3. #3
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    PS: Welcome to Press F1

  4. #4
    Pheonix
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    Not too clear on what you mean. Could you try this.. When it occurs again, just turn of the monitor, by unplugging the mains and then connecting it up again 30 mins later. Do you have a picture now?
    This will determine if it is a fault with the monitor, or with the PC box.

  5. #5
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    > When I start my computer everything is ok, but as
    > soon as it seems to warm up the monitor switches to
    > what seems to be standby mode, I try to restart but
    > this doesn't help,

    1) What type of monitor do you have?

    2) What do you mean by "I try to restart". Do you mean you turn the monitor off then back on again, or di you restart your computer?

    3) How long has this been happening and what is the history? Did it happen after configuration changes, or did it just pop up out of nowhere?

    4) Have you checked the setting for your monitor to go into standby?

    Right click desktop to bring up Display Properties then choose Screen Saver/Settings. Set System Standby to Never and Turn off Monitor to Never.

    Try again and report results

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

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    mechtiger
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    I also meant to say I have tried another monitor, this started out of the blue. I was running Xp home, I thought tht it was the hard drive as first so started to reformat but it keeps happening even without a OS installed, about 5-10mins after being turned on I lose the monitor to what seems standby but cannot be brought back. I have tried unplugging the monitor to no avail. Even when I power down the pc and then turn back on nothing, if I give it about 5mins before turning back on it will restart but again after 5-10mins the same will happen. I have checked and rechecked all cables etc, I am thinking power supply or motherboard....

  7. #7
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    Ouch!!

    That sounds a doozy of a problem. Could be your motherboard shutting down the video card. I don't think it would be your power supply but anything is possible.

    The only other place to look is the Bios and I can't recall anything in there that would do this.

    Time for the big guns. Perhaps Godfather or tweak'e might have some ideas. You might have to wait a while till they come on line though.

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

  8. #8
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    It sounds like the monitor is about to die

    Like what Billy T said lets see what ideas Godfather or tweak'e or some one eles has

    Good luck!

  9. #9
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    It's not the monitor stu

    Another has been tried.

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

  10. #10
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Please Help... Unexpected monitor switch off...

    Just a thought tigger, will it stay going if you go into the bios during boot?

    There are no video drivers or other software loaded at that stage. Could give some clues. If it shuts down at that point the motherboard would be a definite maybe.

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

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