Monitor screen goes black


B

Braveheart

I have my screen saver set to activate after 5 minutes of no activity and
that is working correctly. However, if I'm away from the PC for some time,
when I return the monitor screen is black. After moving the mouse, it takes
forever to display anything.

I went to Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Power Options. On
the Power Schemes tab, Power Schemes = Always On. Under "Settings for Always
On power scheme",Turn off monitor = Never, Turn off hard disks = Never,
System Standby = Never. On the Hibernate tab, Hibernate is NOT checked.

With all of the above settings, why is the monitor screen going black?
 
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R

Richard in AZ

|I have my screen saver set to activate after 5 minutes of no activity and
| that is working correctly. However, if I'm away from the PC for some time,
| when I return the monitor screen is black. After moving the mouse, it takes
| forever to display anything.
|
| I went to Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Power Options. On
| the Power Schemes tab, Power Schemes = Always On. Under "Settings for Always
| On power scheme",Turn off monitor = Never, Turn off hard disks = Never,
| System Standby = Never. On the Hibernate tab, Hibernate is NOT checked.
|
| With all of the above settings, why is the monitor screen going black?
| --
| Scotty
| Alba Gu Bràth

You don't mention the make and model of the monitor.
Does it have power controls?
Does your computer (unknown make and model also) have BIOS power controls?
 
B

Braveheart

Richard, I have an LG Flatron 22" Wide Screen LCD monitor. It has a power
on/off switch and 5 option switches in the lower left corner of the bezel.
Since I did not get a user manual with the monitor, I don't know what options
can be selected on those option switches and, since the monitor has otherwise
operated to my satisfaction, I haven't messed with the option switches. BTW,
the monitor is still ON even though the screen is black. My PC is a Dell
Dimension 4550 and I don't know if it has BIOS power controls.

I think I will contact LG and ask them if one, or more, of those option
switches could cause this black screen problem.
 
B

Braveheart

I'm glad you put your name in lower case. If you had signed as The Creator,
I would be thinking that I was in serious trouble! :)

No, my PC did not have a "serious crash" or any crash at all. So, I didn't
have to reboot. The only major thing I have done lately was to download and
install Service Pack 3 and that was just 2 days ago. The monitor screen
going black has been that way for about 2 or 3 months now.
--
Scotty
Alba Gu Bràth


thecreator said:
Hi Scotty,

Did you reboot the computer and did it recover from a serious crash?
 
U

Unknown

In control panel---display---screensaver tab-----did you check settings
under power button?
Braveheart said:
I'm glad you put your name in lower case. If you had signed as The
Creator,
I would be thinking that I was in serious trouble! :)

No, my PC did not have a "serious crash" or any crash at all. So, I
didn't
have to reboot. The only major thing I have done lately was to download
and
install Service Pack 3 and that was just 2 days ago. The monitor screen
going black has been that way for about 2 or 3 months now.
 
B

Braveheart

Yes, and they are the same as the settings in Power Options -> Power Schemes
tab.

Scotty
Alba Gu Bràth
 
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R

Roger

Braveheart said:
Yes, and they are the same as the settings in Power Options -> Power
Schemes
tab.

Scotty
Alba Gu Bràth

[snip]

Hi here is link for LG Manual and also hope it's not monitor packing up when
reaching certain temp,have you tried another Monitor to test. I had similar
problem and it was monitor faulty. Also problem could be other end on your
Video card or connections !

http://uk.lge.com/support/download_manual.jsp

Roger
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