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LCD doesn't power down with computer

Q: LCD doesn't power down with computer

I have a Dell 1905FP, and I want it to power down automatically when my computer goes into standby mode or powers off. Instead, the LCD floats a standard status panel, similar to what I get if I unplug the video cable with the LCD still powered on.

I'm certain there's a way for the computer to send a power off or "green mode" signal to the LCD, but I'm not finding anything helpful...

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A: LCD doesn't power down with computer

Right click on desktop -> properties ->screensaver ->power.. -> turn off monitor

select the same time that your pc idles before it either powers off or goes into standby.
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Could it be the power supply or power switch?


A:Computer doesn't power up

when you moved your computer it is very possible some wiring got displaced. i would open up the case. verify that everything is in order. the cables connected properly ect ect.

pay special attention to the power supply
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I've tried switching RAM, so that's not the problem.

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A:Computer power up, doesn't boot

Yes, the heatsink/fan assembly can be "stuck" to the top of the cpu by heat transfer compounds.

Re non booting, do you have any more detail, such as odd things which may have been happening prior to the pc failing to start. Also, confirm nothing is appearing at all on the screen - no post text. Has anything been changed prior to this happening.
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A:Computer Doesn't Power Down After Shutdown

try thisPower Down the Computer After Shutdown Attention this is a registry tweak!!!! Back up your registry Please look at this guide How to back up your registry prior to doing so
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A:Computer doesn't power up immediately

There is a jumper you can reset so you don't have to remove the battery for 5 minutes every time.

I don't know what the problem would be, but it is easier to replace or try another PSU than it is to replace the motherboard.
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A:Computer only boots up sometimes, power light on if it doesn't

This is most likely caused by a weak or failing power supply. Open up the case and make sure that the fans are running and everything is free of heavy dust and other debris...
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A:Computer doesn't power on after installing new CPU-Cooler

Go back over ALL of the connections again. There are 2 power connections to the motherboard, the 24 pin and either a 4 pin or 8 pin CPU power. The video card power connection. Those are the only basic ones needed for it to power on. Obviously power is needed for the hard drive to boot up, the ones listed are all that is needed for the motherboard to power up and be able access the BIOS.
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-When i remove every other hardware (Except the ones inside the comp.), same happens.
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A:Computer doesn't start, and no power light

first thing to try would be to swap power supplies...

if new power supply works, then the old one is dead
if new power supply doesn't work, then the motherboard or CPU may be dead
memory may also be preventing the computer from starting, so remove a stick

if you are using an internal speaker, does it beep in pattern or nothing at all?
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A:New power supply, computer still doesn't work

alexander33831 you are replying in this thread, about "How to chose folder in .bat files while install from CD "
Umm nothing to do with your issue

You will need to go to here:
Select the appropriate forum, and then create a NEW thread, just for you.

Do not reply here, just create a new thread. (you know everytime I say this, the person replies here, its happened so many times, I'm wondering what I should say)
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A:Computer doesn't turn on when pressing power button

Jason - from what you describe (and assuming your power outlet is OK), your computer's power supply may have blown. Thankfully, it is an inexpensive part to replace!
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It could well be, or bad cable.
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Hi ogi30 and welcome to Vista Forums

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A:Computer doesn't power on, then powers on and monitors reamin in standby.

Suggest you go back to basics, and test then add one component at a time.
It appears you have the knowledge to think this through and get it up to speed. You probably have two or three problems which will not make it easy to trouble shoot.
Make sure you are rested, then make a lot of notes.
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A:Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.
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A:Built new computer, normal fans work, but CPU fan doesn't spin, board wont power

Sounds like a power supply problem, or a error in connecting a cable. Thus the shot spin of the cpu fan. But usually you just missed something too obvious to think about.
Reseat all cables. Reseat all memory modules. Then try it with one or two memory modules at a time. Then switch to the others.
Check your CPU for proper seating, and possible bent pin.
When no longer frustrated, think through everything you have done in the setup, even the heat sink and thermal paste.
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This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

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A:A25-S2792 doesn't power up yellow light flashes after pressing power button

The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?
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I even put the new P/S back in and nothing changed. It still doesn't power up. It's dead!

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A:My Dell Dimension 4550 won't power up. New P/S, power cord, etc. doesn't help.?

gbsdirect said:

It was the Motherboard fan making all the noiseClick to expand...

Do you mean the CPU fan ?
If so then I wonder if the CPU has been cooked

I would start by dispersing all internal voltage.
Detach the power cord
Press the power button in for 20 seconds
Re=attach the power cord
Try again

If it didn't fix then remove all addons, usb devices really anything attached (except screen and keyboard and power cord)
And try again

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no replies yet? :(

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
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Some laptops won't power up if the battery is not working, but I doubt that's the issue in your case. So far I've only seen that on Medion laptops, and I own a HP myself - pretty sure it should work without a battery.

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1. Try a different charger, was yours ever getting very hot?

2. Remove the battery AND the CMOS battery and do a hard reset, then plug the charger in (without CMOS or the laptop's battery) THIS WILL ERASE YOUR BIOS SETTINGS. Doing so on my laptop would cause it to power up without having to press the power button.
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Welcome to Vista Forums.

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csjohnjj said:

First, my computer had BSOD every time i start up my computer so i reset the cmos but after my computer didnt power up at all, no fan, no sound, nothing other then the green light on the mobo when everything is plugged in. I try turning on the computer with another PSU that i had but still nothing. Anyone has any idea what is wrong or what i can do?Click to expand...

Hi CS,
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Welcome, skeeezixpa

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Have you checked out your power unit check your motherboard manual to see what power it requires.
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Sorry to hear that?

Portege Z30 is very nice, good looking Ultrabook and as far as I know the notebook?s battery isn?t removable. Therefore the common workaround like removing the battery and pressing/holding the power button 30 sec long isn?t possible.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe replacing the battery might help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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I had a long reply and it got lost completely so to narrow this attempt down...
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Hello iron200 and welcome.

Looks like you're having some trouble with your Graphic Driver. Try this (if possible).

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Each O/S is on a separate partition.
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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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