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USB mini monitor power question!

Q: USB mini monitor power question!

I have a new Samsung U70 USB Monitor.

It comes with a split USB cable that the manual tells me is needed to be plugged into TWO usb ports on my laptop. This is because it is powered via USB and needs the "extra power" i.e. two usb connections.

However, the cable was too short to reach two USB ports (they are on either side of laptop).

So i managed to install the driver with only one usb plugged in anyway. It also now powers up (and seems to work fine) with just one USB plugged in.

Could i damage it this way? Is it getting full power (maximum results) using one USB? Anything that could go wrong?

Thanks in advance.

A: USB mini monitor power question!

Could i damage it this way? Is it getting full power (maximum results) using one USB? Anything that could go wrong?Click to expand...

You are taking risks.

That panel consumes 4.5 watts, and the limit of one modern USB port is approximately 2.5watts, I would use both.

USB 5 volts at 500 milliamps = approx 2.5 watts.

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/...s&type=monitors&subtype=essential&subsubtype=

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A:Question About Monitor Power Settings

Each laptop has different power settings as they come from the manufacturer. If you're just using the Windows settings (and not the added on manufacturer's stuff) you should be able to see exactly what it does in the Power applet of Control Panel.

Some things that can be affected by these settings are the screen brightness and the period before the screen goes into sleep mode. This'll serve to conserve your battery when it's not plugged in.

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A:Power Outage/Monitor Question

You wouldn't happen to have a second PC would you, the best way to start would be to put the monitor on another PC, or another monitor on this PC.
 

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Hi,

This is my first time posting on this forum, so I apologize if this is the improper venue.

I just built a new computer and I set up a 2 week maintenance plan. Today was the 2 week marker so I turned off all the peripherals, and unplugged the monitor.

After cleaning the computer, I went about putting my LCD monitor back in place. I plugged in the VGA cord, and then placed the power cord into the monitor.

The issue is, the power cord for the monitor was already plugged into an active power source and when I plugged the cord into the monitor, I heard a distinct crackle.

I powered up the PC and the Monitor and all seems well. But I'm curious - was I suppose to unplug the power cord from its power source first, before plugging it into the monitor? Do you think I caused harm to the monitor, because atm it seems fine.

Thank you in advance for your responses.
 

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A:Monitor + Mini Tft, How?

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I have a microatx in it right now,but would like to get one that mounts properly
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Need something that is 400 wat+ and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Anyone seen these anywhere?
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listed at the moneual site any more.
I don't have the old supply any more.
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A:Mini ATX power supply

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A:Best way to power two fans I wish to add to mini-PC

Hi,
I have no idea but if you look at your power supply and post the watts it has possibly someone might be able to assist
There should be a tag with what watts it is
Cheers.

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A:Cruzer Mini seems to get no power

There is a (strong) chance that this thumb drive was damaged by the water event.

You took a significant chance of damaging the computers by plugging it in to either of them.

If I were you,
I would start doing hardware diagnostics to make sure that the USB ports are not damaged!

AND...
Someone else may know a safe way to try to access and retrieve data, but I don't .
I would be inclined to just wirte off the drive (including contents) as a loss.

That's my 2-cents worth, free of charge, for what its worth.
 

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If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?
 

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A:dell mini 9 power problem

Hi, you could try:

Unplug it wait a few mins and plug it back in, then try power button

Make sure nothings shorting it out inside case.

Reset Bios with motherboard jumper/battery.

Unplug before doing the second two.
 

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A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148044

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.
 

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A:Power Converter for Mini HP Computer:

Most laptop power supplies will function fro 90 to 240 volts. (read the label on the adapter) All you have to do is get the 240 volt power cord, of an adapter plug. If it is a desktop check the back, most have a 120/240 volt switch, and again you need the 240 volt power cord or adapter.
 

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A:lost power-on password HP mini 110

@ElJonson? Enter     e9l117f9do     ( 3rd character is a lower case L ) Regards, DP-K 

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A:Power on password for HP Mini 210-1010NR

Hi, Enter:      60780900 Regards, DP-K

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I got this at Costco, and it is returnable. Rarely, my wife might want to use Powerpoint. And of course MS Word, and Excel. Will this run Powerpoint acceptably? We are not Uber Geeks, our needs are relatively straight forward, I think.
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A:Will my new HP Mini do Power Point and what is Windows 7 Starter?

It should support office.

It is important to note that Windows 7 Starter still includes only a subset of the features offered in the higher editions of Windows 7 such as Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and above. Windows 7 Starter does not include:

•Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
•Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
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•XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7. Click to expand...

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/05/29/let-s-talk-about-windows-7-starter.aspx
I am currently running the Atom 270 processor and Windows 7 professional with Office, runs surprisingly well for me.

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Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer won't turn on with Mini ATX Power Cable in

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A:Inspiron Mini 910 BIOS Flash - Now won't power on

There are two options- have the BIOS chip removed and flashed externally or replace the system board. Either procedure is likely to cost almost as much as a replacement netbook - so is likely not worth the expenditure.
 

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A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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A:My Dell Inspiron Mini 270 power indicator won't turn off

If the battery is removable, remove and see if the light behaves... If it does, the battery may need to be replaced
 

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HP mini 1109tu








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A:HP mini 1109tu wont turn on and has its power led blinking

Hi, Arnaehl wrote:Well just got my Mini charged overnight and upon checking it this morning the power led blinks and it wont turn on (even on battery mode).[IMG]http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/Arnaehl/img_96221_hp-1000.jpg[/IMG]Will or may someone help me fixing this. I just can't stand just watching my mini dead.thanks in advance.  Try a hard reset.Unplug the ac power plug. Remove the battery.press and hold the power button for fifteen seconds.release the power button.plug in the AC adapter plug.press the power button. Best regards,erico 

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Hi:
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Thanks for your help in advance
 

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Hi,
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A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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A:ipod mini question

Ah,
your mini will not die in two years if you dont let it, a lot of people say this because that might be the average life for the ipod mini, it might die of a bad battery, bad hard drive or bad lcd, but if you take good care of it and dont put it under super-extensive/extreme use you should be fine.
 

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A:No extended desktop option in Windows 7 on HP Mini 210 with additional monitor

Info from Microsoft on dual monitors -

Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer
Guided Help; Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7
Set up multiple monitors

HP Mini 210-2000 PC series - HP Mini 210-2000 PC series*-* HP Business Support Center

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Hi,
 
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Moderator note: Post moved to T series forum.  Model added to subject.

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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Hello guys. I have a little issue here. I've got a HP Mini 5103 netbook and I am using Ethernet connection for internet.
The problem is that every time when I am unplugging the the charger from the laptop (meaning: laptop is working on battery power).
I suppose it is some kind of power saving option, but the fact remains that it's totally sucks, cuz then I have to keep the charger plunged all the time.
I tried to check the Advanced power settings, but there is no option to change Ethernet power settings, also I checked in the Devise Manager in Advanced menu of the Ethernet,, but again no luck to find a setting that would disable that function.
Pleas if you know anything about this problem,, help me out here
Thanks

A:HP Mini 5103 Ethernet is automatically disabling on battery power mode

Hikeman, have you tried the power settings in control panel?
Also, you are checking the power settings while running as administrator?

device manager. for the ethernet card should have a power settings tab if your in admin mode.
Also, you might check the bios settings for power.
Rich

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I asked this question once before here, only on the video boards - got nowhere then, and I've changed almost all my hardware but the video card (and reinstalled with the upgrades) since then - so I'm giving it another whirl here.

My monitor won't power off consistently. It's an ingoing issue, and has lived through more than one complete format & reinstall, and more recently a motherboard/CPU swap, and now a new monitor. I ended up with a burn in my old monitor, and would love to avoid burning into this one too.

It cropped up sometime after I switched to LCD from CRT, but I'm not sure it's related to that - it didn't happen immediately with the switch.

Neither Google searches nor searches here have turned anything up. Help, please!

Here are my machine specs (everything's at stock speeds), a cpu-z dump and hijackthis log:

E6300
ECS P4M800PRO-M
2x1gb ram
AGP x850xtpe
acer 2216W (previously a Princeton 19" LCD)
WinXP


CPU-Z
Number of processors 1
Number of cores 2 per processor
Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Code Name Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA
Family/Model/Stepping 6.F.6
Extended Family/Model 6.F
Core Stepping B2
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1863.1 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 7.0 x 266.2 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1064.6 MHz
Stock frequency 1866 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
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A:[moved from other h/w]My monitor won't power down correctly, as set in power options:

Hi

Im not seeing anything out of line, except no antivirus and possibly no firewall..

Curious how a 3d screensaver looks to be running while you took that log
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ssflwbox.scr

there is a kb article related to that although i doubt its part of the problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306676

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I have a cyberpower pc with win 7 that i got a few months ago. It has been running perfectly until today. I was playing world of warcraft and all of the sudden everything froze and there was a sound like the audio got stuck like eeeeeeeeeeeeee. Since everything was frozen I tried to alt=f4 to get to desktop, wouldn't work. I hit the reset button and that didn't do anything. So I shut the power off, turned it back on, all the computer lights and fans came on but the monitor stays black and a box pops up saying power saving mode. There are also no lights on my keyboard. I tried unplugging the monitor and plugging back in, it stays the same. I tried a different keyboard and no lights come on it either. I have no idea what could have gone wrong with this, I play WoW nearly every day and have never had a problem. Hopefully someone can help. Since I cannot get into the BIOS or even to the desktop I can't give you any system specs. Hopefully I can look up any info you need. I am on another computer in my house so I will check back to see if anyone can start helping me. Thanks!

A:PC crashed seems to power on but monitor in power saving mode?

After turning off the power once again it finally came back on. I would like to see what actually happened or if there is something wrong in this computer that caused it. Please let me know what sort of log files, etc. you need to see.

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I have a Lenovo s10 ideapad laptop and I wanted to know if the Mini PCI-e slot is dedicated to a G3 modem, or if I could use it for something that would be useful to me?
This is the closest picture to what it looks like that I was able to find, mine has a sim card slot next to it thought.
http://eeepc.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/s103t-3g-modem.jpg

Thanks a lot.
 

A:Lenovo s10 ideapad Mini Pci-e Question

Use anything you like in it.
 

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I need some help. I have acomputer monitor that is roughly 10 years old. THe monitor last night decided to suddenly turn off and the power button started blinking. I unplugged the power to the monitor and let it sit overnight. This morning I went and plugged the power back into the monitor and pressed the power button on it. When I pressed the power button the button started blinking again. I have never had a monitor die like this and I would like to know why it died and if it can be fixed. Some more info is that i had only been on the computer for less than 2 hours. I have not spilled anything on the computer, the vent is completely uncovered, and the computer is in good working conditions according to the mannual. I need to know asap please. The tower still works perfectly fine it is only the monitor.
 

A:Monitor is black and the power button on the monitor is blinking

If you could try the monitor on another PC, that would confirm the monitor is faulty. In any case if the monitor is bad and considering its age, it would be best to just replace it. It would not be worth fixing.
 

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Hello,

Could anyone identify the components of this cable?

http://www.lindy.co.uk/mini-sas-to-4-x-sata-cable-1m/33506.html

There is the mini sas end, and the 4x sata end, but what is the other connector?

Regards,

Alex.
 

A:Mini SAS to SATA cable - quick question

"Connectors: Mini SAS SFF-8087 (Host) to 4 x 7 way SATA latch type connectors (target) and 1 x 8 way sideband connector".

From a little bit of googling, those sideband connectors are for extenders, LEDs, connecting to backplanes, etc. You don't have to use it, if that helps deciding if you should buy one that has that connector.
 

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I was thinking about rebooting into PCLinux, yet I wanted to know if the USB mouse would work, thanks . I will be booting from a LiveCD .
 

A:Question about a Mini Portable Micro USB mouse.

More recent versions of linux have no problem detecting a USB mouse. I use Ubuntu myself and have't had any problems with it. Can't say for sure on PCLinux. Since you are using a live CD it shouldn't take long for you to find out.
 

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I prefer to manually power down the monitor rather than rely on the "Turn off the display" setting in Power Plan Settings. Is there a major difference? Good, Bad, Ugly, das macht nichts? Any critical concerns I need be aware of?

-thx

A:Monitor Power Off vs Display Off via Power Plan

I don't know of any G/B/U. What ever way you choose.

I personally turn power off to my computer and everything plugged into it after a proper shut down.

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.

Help!?!?!

Thanks,

Tod
 

A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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Since installing latest version of windows 10 my monitor cannot be powered off via the on/off switch. After shutiing down the computer the monitor goes into sleep mode and does not respond to the switch . The computer and its monitor are used infrequently and are completely powered off when not in use. Short of crawling under the desk and pulling the plug I would like to have the on/offf switch reactivated. Appreciate any help.

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I have the screen saver set to turn on in one minute, and then the power scheme set up for the monitor to turn off after two minutes. This is what happens: The screen saver turns on, then the monitor turns off but only for about 1 second before jumping to the desktop. If I set the screen saver and monitor off feature to both be after one minute, the monitor turns off and stays off. This was working before I had to do a fresh install of windows for an internet explorer issue. Could it be a driver issue? Any ideas?

Windows xp sp2.
 

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Hi everyone.
I have an Alienware 15 R2 (i7 4720HQ, 970M, 16GB, FHD) running windows 10.
I have set it up in desktop mode by connecting it to ASUS MG28UQ 4K monitor, mouse and keyboard. The monitor is connected through the laptop's mini dp port.
The problem is that when I boot up the laptop with the monitor connected, the laptop's internal sound card (SoundBlaster Redcon 3di) does not function, and is not available in the audio playback devices menu. The intel display audio works, though.
But when i shut down the laptop, disconnect the monitor, and then boot it back up, the sound card is detected and functional, and stays funtional even after i connect the monitor to laptop after it has booted. It keeps working until i reboot, after rebooting the same thing happens.
Any ideas what might be going wrong?

Things i tried:
reinstalled sound card driver
windows troubleshoot

Thanks in advance  

A:Sound Card not detected when laptop boots up with external monitor (mini dp) connected - Alienware 15 R2 (4720HQ)

First, make sure that the display audio device is not 'disabled' in Device Manager. When connected through HDMI this should be enabled. If it is disabled, try enabling it and see if that resolves the problem.

Second, I would suggest downloading the latest graphics drivers from Intel. This should also update the HDMI audio drivers, and may fix the problem. You may also need 4th Generation or later CPU graphics drivers. You may want to download Intel's driver updater, to automatically search for drivers.

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I have a server that I would like to upgrade to 20 1TB Hitachi HD's. They claim max startup current of 2A. and idling down in the .5A range. The platform will be a 775-series X48 with a 6600 Core Duo. Graphics card is small, does not even require aux power connector. Not needed to just supply the KVM with 1280x1024. No other signficiant sources of 12V drain exist other than the MB/CPU, a slim CD-Drive for installs, a slim floppy, and one additional 30GB SSD startup drive (2W when active).

I am looking at an 850W Corsair. I've heard these are quality supplies and I don't want multiple rails since no one really knows what sort of Voodoo goes on as to how they divide multiple rails up. And I don't want to get into that. I will be using a single-rail +12V PS. I can add a second if I need to but I'd rather not.

Do you think this will be sufficient for handling 20 Hitachi hard drives? "Green" drives are a non-starter since they will drive my Raid 6 controller, and then me, off the deep end with TLER issues. I do have staggered spin-up control of the drives with the controller.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

My second question is this - I have a BTV server that needs to be on at all times during the season to record shows during day and evening.

Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

Now, this is one case where I can use "Green" 3.5" drives, but I am also considering banking 500GB 7200RPM or even 5400RPM laptop drives. These will all be on a raid controller, but since they will be in pass-thru mode or RAID 0 mode the controller won't freak over TLER like it would with RAID 5/6 and mark the drives bad. The controller also has more than adequate cache to handle a 5400RPM spindle as OTA HDTV generates little more than 2.5MB per second per channel. Even 4 channels at once is 10MB/s and that should not tap the ability of a 3Ware controller with cache on 5400 RPM RAID 0 or even pass-thru drives.

My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103031
And just recently I saw this:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8982
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:
http://www.pcpower.com/Dell/Dimension/Dimension-3000.html

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A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

I am also using Dell Dimension 3000, and I upgraded all Video Card, RAM and PSU already, so I think I can help you a little bit here.

First, which games do you want to play? Because if you want to play newest games, then I'm sorry, you will have to buy a whole new computer. X1550 and 2gb of DDR RAM won't help you anymore.

Second, as far as I know, X1550 is the best for PCI now, but X1300 is really slightly behind. Many people believe they are the same. You can easily buy X1300 from newegg. You bought mine with $20.00 cheaper from eBay, but I guess money is not really your problem anyway.

Third, I have used X1300 and FX5500 and didn't see any problem with Dell Monitor at all. The only thing you need to be careful if you decide to buy X1300 is that there are two kind of X1300. Don't buy the Small Factor version because it is made for special kind of computer, and it won't fit into your case. The one you should buy look like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129062

Fourth, even though many people suggest that we should only use Dell PSU because the other PSU won't fit into the case, I am actually using this one of Antec: http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/power-supplies/m/601582/
It fits perfectly.
And yes, PSU upgrade is a good idea. I believe my system is working very well, so you should have at least 350W PSU. DON'T buy cheap PSU.

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Ok so, I've got a Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512mb ram.

Im doing an upgrade due to my lack of a video card and sufficient ram for games. *I'm upgrading strictly for gaming*
I'm adding ram, going to have a total of 2gigs. Did it on crucial and it should work fine.
Now as many of you already know the Dimension 3000 only has PCI video card slots. So, I did some research and found the best possible card for my mobo. (At least I think) The x1550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103031
And just recently I saw this:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8982
But can't find it anywhere in stores, could someone show me where that is available? To my knowledge that would be better than the x1550, right?
Also, what kind of Shaders and Vertex shaders do these have?

Well assuming I'm getting the x1550 how do I determine if the video card is compatible with my monitor? *This is my main concern*

Another question, again assuming I'm getting the x1550, I see the recommended PSU is 420W. Now, my original dell PSU is a 250W. So I'm convinced theres no way I'll be running this card without a PSU upgrade. I went to pcpower cooling's site, went to the compatible PSU's for my dimension 3000 and found this:
http://www.pcpower.com/Dell/Dimension/Dimension-3000.html

I've read about alot of PSU's falsely stating the wattage due to some rubbish about the ampage on the 12v rail or ... Read more

A:Big Video card compatiblity question + power question

Google your PC and said you have a 250 Watt power supply (may be true or not but hey..its Cnet that said it) On Newegg it said that the 1550 needs a 420 watt or greater...From those numbers well...You'll need a new power supply. Or you can just upgrade =D
 

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Dumb Newbi Question...

I need a new PSU, i only got a 250 watt at the moment and before i upgrade my graphics card to a ATI 9800XT i think il, need more power......so to my question, im looking at buying a 480 watt psu but dont no ne thin about power suplys...will it fit/ are the all the same size?

http://www.microlandtechnology.com/products.asp?recnumber=124

Thats the link to it if u neede to know what on it was.

Thanx if u can help me....

Title edited. Please use proper titles for your threads.
Didou
 

A:Power Question ( Dumb Newbi Question... )

Measure your current PSU, compare with the new one (looks good). They are all pretty much alike size-wise nowadays, and should fit straight in.
 

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Power supply :- OCZ PowerStream 520W
Module size and kit size:-
CPU model and rated speed:-Athlon 64 3200+
Overclocked CPU speed:-
Divider and FSB used:-
Motherboard and revision:-DFI LANPARTY UT NF4-D ATX
Motherboard Bios rev:-
Video card:- eVGA Geforce 6600GT
Operating System:-None yet
CPU and System Cooling:-3 Case fans, mobo fan and cpu fan, gfx card fan
Country:-Canada

I have three case fans, all which have a 3 pin connection that attaches to the motherboard and a 4 pin (same as Hard drive sized power supply connector). The 4 pin connectors have both a male and female end so that they can go inline with another part or could even be daisy chained together. My question is which line of the power supply should these be connected to?

I have a few options, I could connect one or more to the cable the contains a few 4 pin connectors and a 5V/12V power connector at the end for the motherboard or I could daisychain them on the end of a power supply cable marked (VGA/H.D.D). Also do I need both the 3 pin motherboard connector and 4 pin power supply connector, connected or are these two seperate option, which I merely need to choose one of (ie. Motherboard connection OR Power supply 4 pin connection). If so, which is better to choose?)
 

A:Case fan question and other power connections question

If you connect them to your mobo then it will be able to monitor their speeds via the yellow wire. If you connect them to your PSU it doesnt matter which 4 pin molex connector you fit them to as they all join up inside the PSU. Another option is to buy a fan speed controller and plug them into that, the advantage is that you can control the speed and therefore the ammount of noise they produce, the more expensive controllers can also monitor speeds and temperature(s).

Hope that helps. Rik.
 

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Hi I am looking at these two laptops. Currently at home I have vodafone mobile broadband. I read that these 2 laptop are not compatible with mobile broadband for whatever reason. Is this true? and if this isnt true I have my mobile broadband installed on another laptop, I am guessing it is okay to install on 2 systems, thanks a lot in advance
 

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hello i am new to the forums, joined because i need help.
i have searched these forums and found various issues similar but i cant seen to relate it totally to mine,
so this is whats happening with me.. my pc works fine, monitor fine, but what happens is, if i accidently turn my pc of, from mains, for electric cuts off, then when i go to to turn my pc on, everything powers up, but my monitor, it refuses to turn on, even after re doing the wires plugs and what nots it will not turn on, so i leave the pc, go to bed, i wake up and it turns on, it seems like i need to leave the pc dead for hours on end before the monitor turns on, like it needs cooling or summat, but before you say my power supply or fan, it is more then adequate, these are the specs for my pc
Intel® Core?i7 Processor i7-940 (4 X 2.93GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache
4GB CORSAIR XMS3 1333MHz
ASUS® P6T DELUXE: DDR3, SATAII, 2 x PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 1 x PCI-e x1
500GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
RAID (HDD 1 & 2)
20x DUAL LAYER LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
896MB GEFORCE GTX260 PCI Express + DVI
Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE with 7.1 Surround Sound (£19)
CoolerMaster CM Stacker 831 Silver Aluminium Case
600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58)
ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER
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A:Monitor will not power

Pull the Sound Blaster card and see if the monitor behaves
 

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i have a CTL 170Lx 17" lcd monitor that the light fashes from yellow to green and back again.
according to the manual it is in power saving mode. but i can't turn on the monitor to fix it.
i unplugged it from the wall power and from the graphics card and it still won't work. i tried my other monitor and it works fine.
 

A:Monitor has power but...

"i tried my other monitor and it works fine"... Is this monitor an LCD type too?
 

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my flat screen monitor will not turn on
 

A:monitor will not power up

Welcome to TSG.

What kind, brand of monitor is it? I guess you have checked that is is plugged in on both ends properly.
Did it work before?
How old is it and did something happen to it recently?
 

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Hey guys,

I have a small flat screen HP vs15c monitor that all of a sudden kicked the bucket. It does not power on. Is this something I can fix on my own given help and is it even worth me keeping as far as cost to fix?

Thanks for any feedback.
 

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I have a 17" Acer LCD monitor on a WIN 98 computer. There is no power to this monitor. No lights, If I take this monitor to another pc it works fine. If I put a different monitor on the WIN 98 it does not work. Have plugged into a power plug that I know works. This would suggest it's the VGA port, but why do I have atleast a power light on the monitor?
I'm confused.
 

A:no power to LCD monitor

your graphics card may be damaged or not seated properly, open the case, check inside to see if the card is seated correctly, maybe remove the card and insert it again, if that doesnt work, i would suggest, taking that card to another pc and see if the monitor works, if it doesnt then that card is broken.
 

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Yesterday my monitor would power down (blank screen) after 5 or 6 min. of inactivity, now for some unknown reason it stays on. How can I correct this?
Ralph
 

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When I boot up, I get my bios screen then after checks are made my screen goes into power down mode and the only way out of this mode is to turn the power off to the PC (HP Vectra vei8). It will then reboot with scandisk and into win98b desk top and power down, I then control/alt/del and it reboots (with no scandisk) to the desktop OK. I can get into desktop if I leave the monitor power off (LG 500LC)and power it on after I'm at the desktop. The monitor does have a built in menu but I cannot find a power down 'off' setting. I have e-mailed LG but no answer yet. I have also looked into win98 power management and find no error. When into the desk top it can power down and be reactivated through the mouse movement. I run a screen saver to avoid power down because of the problems. Any suggestions/ideas please. I have checked the LG help with no help found.

Thanks
 

A:monitor power down

I have a similar problem, my computer sets the monitor to power-saving mode at random times and it won't wake up. I have swapped my monitor with two others, and the problem still continues. I have tried upgrading the video card driver (x-micro MX-420) but that does not correct the problem. I usually reinstall from a ghost image, but tried a new Windows XP install from the CD. The monitor powered down during the install but I noticed it happened about the same time the windows installer was checking hardware, at the point where it polls the monitor or video card. (I think it was polling I could see the monitor flick on and off like when testing resolution). Anyone else had this problem?

I am going to swap the video card at a friends place on the weekend, will report back on that.
 

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I'm confused. I had a Power Mac 6100 with a View Sonic 15" monitor (5 years old) using a NEC VGA to MAC adapter that came with it when I bought it used. A short time ago I got a 9500 and a 7600. The same adapter worked great with both, I had all the resolutions. The 9500 has a three year old 15" monitor and the 7600 has a new 17" monitor.
I got a 640X480 VGA to MAC adapter from ebay but it would not work with the 6100/View Sonic. So I put the NEC adapter back on the 6100 and put the 640X480 adapters on my 9500 and 7600. It works on my 9500 (15" monitor) but on the 7600 with the 17" monitor the hole picture is there but it uses only two-thirds of the screen and I loss all the on screen programing.
So I went to ebay and got two Raster Ops VGA to MAC adapters with dip switches that can handle 640X480, 832X624, 1024X768 and 1152X870. These won't work at all. My monitor says NO SIGNAL DETECTED.
What am I missing? Can you explain whats up? I must be missing something since the NEC adapter (with no dip switches) on the 6100 does a great job on all of them (but it's the only one that will work at all on the 6100).
Thanks, Richie confused
 

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When I power up my computer I see a black screen when I turn the power button of on the monitor then back on the monitor will then turn on . It does not do it all the time but is getting more frequent. I did get a video card a couple of weeks ago. Can someone please help with this.!!
 

A:Power up Monitor

First things first... Try another monitor. What kind of monitor is it? LCD or CRT?
 

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My computer was on through the night like always, screen saver going and I could see everything on the monitor just fine. I wake up, my monitor is powered on, cuz I can see the green power light, but I can't see anything on the screen. If I turn off the monitor and turn back on, I can see the screen for about a split second. I tried unplugging and replugging all cables in/out. I've tried shutting down the computer for a while. Even restarting it as well. Nothing seems to work. It has power to it, I just can't see the screen.
 

A:Monitor has power, but can't see anything

For simpler hardware issues like this, we try to isolate the variables, meaning we'll test one different thing at a time. In this case we can make it simple and have just have two things to test: your computer and your monitor (shouldn't need to test things like the video card etc.)

Try plugging the monitor into another computer. If it works then there is a problem with your computer somewhere, like in the video card. If that's the case we can do some more detailed diagnostics.

Plug another monitor into your original computer. If it works then your original monitor has an internal issue, and you might be out of luck.
 

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I have a KDS 17" Monitor that last me for 4 years and all of a sudden it went dead...NO POWER, no lights. I opened the monitor and replaced the fuse and still the same problem...no power. It's not the computer cause I hooked up another monitor and that works fine.

Does anyone know why?
 

A:Monitor has no power at all

Probably just went bad. Be extremely careful in inside the monitor as some parts in there hold a charge even when unplugged.
 

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I have 2 PC's, an old one (running Windows ME) and a new one(running Windows XP) that I recently had made for me and I've had the following problem from my new PC from when I first switched it on.

When I first switch on my new computer(running on Windows XP) after about an 18 or 20 hour period, the monitor doesn't switch on, the light on the monitor is orange instead of green, after switching the computer off and then on from the mains, the monitor is fine.(this happens everytime the computer has been off for about 18 or 20 hours), can anyone tell me what's causing this to happen?
Note: I've never had this problem with my old PC(running Windows ME)

I've tried using a different monitor, different power lead, making sure everything's connected properly before hand, but the problem is still there.

I've tried changing various display and power settings in Control Panel, but there's still no change(the problem still happens)

I noticed that the time and date in the BIOS was a day behind(after being set correctly before I bought it), could that be anything to do with the problem?

I hope someone can help me find what's causing the problem.

Thanks in advance.

Grant
 

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I have a few Linx 10 tablets running Windows 8.1 that I'm using for a specific task for my company. This task requires the tablets to stay on 24/7 plugged in AC mains. Some of the tablets are working absolutely fine but the others have been switching off quite
regularly. After having tested everything I could think of e.g. power settings, Registry keys (disabling connected standby for instance), I have come to a conclusion that this might be caused by the difference in the amount of power running through the chargers
from the mains into the tablets. The tablets are mounted on to the wall and because the power outlet is a few meters away from the location of the tablets, we had to use extended power cables to charge the tablets, so not using the original chargers. 

As such, i have been searching for an application that monitors the amount of power that goes into the tablets? I have used the command line powercfg/batteryreport, however this doesn't give me the information I need. Is anyone in here aware of an app that
monitors power on Windows 8 OS?

Many Thanks.  

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Hi guys,

It started about a month and a half ago--the initial symptom was that when the computer started up (cold boot), the monitor would shut off as the computer hit the password screen, and would not power on without unplugging it for about a minute. Then I could plug it back in and it would work fine for an indefinite amount of time, provided i did not power off the computer. If i kept it on standby, I could bring it back out and the monitor would work fine.

Now, I'm having a ton of issues getting the monitor to turn on AT ALL. I shut my computer off last night, and trying to start it up today I went through the usual routine, and the monitor would light up for 2-3 seconds, then power off again. No response unless unplugged. This persisted regardless of whether or not it had the DVI cable plugged in.

After multiple attempts of having it sit unpowered for ~10 minutes, the computer up as I plugged it in, and it finally decided to stay on. At this point, I'm obviously not turning the computer off again, but I'm wondering, is this fixable, or is the monitor simply toast?

A:LG LCD Monitor Having Power-on Issues

I would test the monitor with different cables as well as on a different computer just to make sure it's the monitor.
some LG monitors offer a 3 year warranty to the original buyer with receipt so if yours is under warranty and you have the receipt, give them a call and get it replaced.
I rma'd one of my LG screens a couple of years ago and it didn't cost me anything. They sent me a pre-paid shipping label, picked up the monitor and then sent me a new monitor.

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Hi Everyone,
I have a Hp mx70 17" monitor. I was using the computer the other night when a bolt of lightning hit somewhere around, and knocked the power out for a few seconds. My monitor and computer lost power. My computer came back on, but my monitor would not come back on. I am trying to check somewhere in the monitor for a fuse to replace, but I am having a difficult time getting into the case. Note: that I tried a different monitor, and the computer and monitor that I am using is fine. That tells me that there is a problem with the mx70. Can someone help me here? Thank you in advance.
 

A:mx70 monitor has no power

Lets assume that there is a "user replaceable fuse" in the monitor (ande there probably is not one accessible without disassembly).

The fuse will have blown due to an electronic failure on the monitor circuitry 99% of the time in my experience. Fuses are made of sufficient rating to handle minor surges that happen everytime that the power comes on so IF its a blown fuse, it's a result of the lighting taking out other vital component(s), which have caused a fault in the monitor (often in the high voltage section) that has to be repaired. Its that fault which takes out the fuse.

If there is a fuse, simply replacing it without fault-finding for subsequent damage will just drive any fault deeper, taking out yet more components.

Its really a job for a qualified or knowledgable person (there is 25,000 volts floating around inside the monitor case) but realistically unless the damage was easily found and repairable, a new monitor would probably be cheaper.
 

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Hello,

I've been trying to figure out my desktop issues for a while now and im very close to giving up.

It all started when it kept rebooting perpetually. Sometimes I was able to log on to windows and use my computer for a while.. But not for long until it reboot again.

When I opened up my event viewer it seemed that ati2mtag kept crashing at a round the same time my computer did.
The crashes popped out some BSOD with STOP errors:

Check for bios updates. Disable bios memory options such ad caching or shad owing

0x000008e (0xc0000005, 0x80637712, 0xf7613b7c, 0x00000000)

0x0000007e (0x00000005, 0x87fe50c, 0xf7917924, 0x7917620)

Page-fault-in-nonpaged-area

I tried:
- running a memtest and my RAM is fine
- taking out all the RAM and heard beeps from the board
- reinstalling my video card drivers (when I could anyways)

I initially thought there was a dust issue since I haven't opened up my cas e before... But after I cleaned it out.. All subsequent boots revealed no power to my USB devices (mouse and KB) and VGA monitor. I took out one stick of 512MB RAM, leaving another one inside and I was able to briefly see power to my devices... Except my monitor was blank. The light was green as opposed to orange in all the earlier cases. Also, I get power to my keyboard-- the num lock lights up. When I press it repeatedly a few times, it stays lit

I have another video card installed on the PCI express x16 slot but when I plug in my monitor to it, the display remains bl... Read more

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my pc was p4 and mother board is gigabyte rz2004 8i845ge-rz-c and other
it was work good but when i try switch it on now it run power but no monitor and no hdd disk no cd rom power then whin i remove ide cable from hdd or cd rom the hdd and cd rom work i found that fault in my mother board
whin i put tester card also it give me ff

i change to p4 and also mother board gigabyte ga60xt it wase work good but last day when computer run i found it no monitor and no hdd and no cdrom and same fault and i became after this dead :dead:

the strange thing is
my friend also has his computer has fault when i see it i found same problem in gigabyte ga-8ir2003
:haha:

can any one know faults in mother board gigabyte help me
to repair them or tel me how to find faults in net
i can do any thing on mother board except large chips
may i change capacitors or transistors or risistor or coil or socket

plz help me cuz this is the second computer for me and one for my friend

plz don't late cuz i need speed solutian:slurp:

many thanks in advance
 

A:Power on but no hdd no cd rom no monitor-gigabyte

sorry second computer was p3
 

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Hi,
ive got my system to go into hibernation using s3 acpi, and usb remote. also it will come out of hibernation using the remote and or usb keyboard.
My system is used as a htpc and was wondering is there a way to hibernate the system with the power button of my tv (monitor) ie:- when monitor isnt detected.is there a setting im missing.
basicly i have a plasma tv and onkyo 607 receiver. connected via vierra link. so when i power the tv down the receiver powers down . now it would be fantastic if it put the htpc into hibernation also..

if its not possible then surly it should be..



hope you understand

A:Hibernate using monitor power

This is probably possible using the task scheduler, but I honestly can't think as to how exactly you would rig it.
Perhaps someone else does.

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Hiya, hopefully someone can help me - over the last few days my monitor keeps losing power and I have to unplug it for a while (20 mins or so) then plug it back in for it to work. Some days it happens lots, other days it doesn't happen at all. It's a Tiny LCD monitor (model: MAVG-17), 7 months old. PC was recently moved to a different room, but this had already happened a couple of times in the original location. Any ideas gratefully received! Thanks a lot.
 

A:Monitor keeps losing power

Hi and welcome. Is the monitor still under warranty per chance?

Sounds like you may have a defective monitor.
 

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I've got a W8 laptop hooked up to a second monitor. I prefer to only use the second monitor, so I have the display settings set to second monitor only. Problem is that the monitor power settings I use don't seem to apply to my second monitor. It's always on when the laptop is on. I would like it to sleep when not used for 10 minutes. How do I accomplish that?

A:Second Monitor Power Controls

Right click on the desktop/choose Screen resolution/mount the appropriate screen on the 'Display' drop down menu/check mark box 'Make this my main display'/Apply/OK.
(set your dim/sleep timer, it will 'sleep' all displays; mouse/keyboard will 'wake' all displays.)

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I have a few Linx 10 tablets running Windows 8.1 that I'm using for a specific task for my company. This task requires the tablets to stay on 24/7 plugged in AC mains. Some of the tablets are working absolutely fine but the others have been switching off
quite regularly. After having tested everything I could think of e.g. power settings, Registry keys (disabling connected standby for instance), I have come to a conclusion that this might be caused by the difference in the amount of power running through the
chargers from the mains into the tablets. The tablets are mounted on to the wall and because the power outlet is a few meters away from the location of the tablets, we had to use extended power cables to charge the tablets, so not using the original chargers. 
As such, i have been searching for an application that monitors the amount of power that goes into the tablets? I have used the command line powercfg/batteryreport, however this doesn't give me the information I need. Is anyone in here aware of an app that
monitors power on Windows 8 OS?
Many Thanks.  

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hi
i have just built a new computer, i was on it last nite and it was working fine, i tried to turn it on this morning but nothing happened. when pressing the power button the fans started spinning but only for about a second. i have now fixed that problem so it powers up now but the monitor doesnt switch on, i have tried it on another pc and it works fine, do you have a ny idea what could be wrong?

thanks alot

 

A:monitor wont power up - HELP PLEASE

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I have a View Sonic "plug-n-pay" 17GS monitor and want to connect it to a power mac G3

I have View Sonic 8 switch DIP -- but don't know the on and off sequence

Right now works, but the proportions are distorted -- width is approx double
 

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I have a Gateway Crystalscan 15 and the monitor has been going into a power off mode. The screen is black and I'm unable to do anything until I reboot the computer and then it will come on again. Recently had a new cd-rom installed. Does it sound as if the monitor is going or the video card? I don't know much about this....the computer is a Gateway PC 105 with a Pentium 100 processor. It has a PCI video card...STB Trio 64V+...not sure what all that means.
 

A:Monitor goes into power-off mode

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I'm cleaning up my old laptop [Sager] for sale and somehow manged to lose the icon monitoring power for the battery - seems like a simple problem but I can't find it! any ideas?
 

A:notebook power monitor gone

I believe the option is under the Power Settings/Options applet in the Control Panel for most version of Windows. Or you disabled it or the system tray in MSCONFIG you you were configuring things there.
 

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Every time I shut down windows 2000 pro or log out of Novell I get the error that the Power Monitor has hung and I need to click "end" to terminate it. How do I disable this from starting when windows starts and/or uninstall it.
 

A:Power Monitor hangs

I guess you are using a laptop. Try downloading and installing a new version of it, see: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,5495,00.asp

Or to disable it use Server Manager and change the start option.
 

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I was using my 19" primary monitor yesterday morning just fine but then I turned off my computer and unplugged everything to move it to a computer desk. Once I hooked everything up the monitor no longer worked. My computer is running fine and I am getting power to my 21" secondary monitor fine as well.

The ViewEra 19" monitor has a power adapter that transfers the regular power connection to a smaller more compact one that you plug into the back of the monitor. The power adapter is getting power (Green light turns on faintly) but the monitor isn't getting any power.

Is there ANY way I can resolve this issue without having to purchase a new monitor?

Thank you.
 

A:No power to monitor ~ Random

Use a multimeter to check whether the AC adaptor is working fine (the faint light can sometimes mean it is faulty). Otherwise it sounds like there is a problem with your monitor.
 

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I've have a problem with an LCD monitor. The on/off button will freeze in the on position (green light on), such that when I push the button, it will not turn off. Most of the time I'm not even aware that it's happened, until I reboot the computer. When the screen goes black, just after the Windows XP logo and just before the "welcome" screen, it remains black with the power light still on. When I unplug it and plug it back in, the screen comes up just fine. This seems to also happen randomly when the screen goes black just before switching to a screen saver. I've tried to disable all running programs with msconfig to see if a program was causing this. I was almost convinced that my Trend Micro Anti-Virus was doing it, as I seemed to be able to replicate and stop the problem by enabling or disabling the program. So I uninstalled the program, but now I noticed that it's happening again. Although I can't pinpoint the problem, it seems to be just predictable enough that I'm reluctant to think that it's an electrical issue. Any ideas?
 

A:Problem with LCD monitor power

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was in the process of doing a virus scan as suggested on another post, but then my screen changed to the sign in page. Showed 2 programs running, so I go to click on the "owner" icon, and my cursur wouldn't move. It was like the whole page was frozen. Turned off the system, turned back on, but now all I get on the monitor is the messages that monitor is working stuff. Move my mouse around but opening pages won't come up. I took my mouse to work and hooked up to a system there and it works. Everything comes on (tower, modem connections, ) monitor just won't get off the "everything is fine" thing. ???
 

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I have an Acer laptop a friend wanted me to look at. When I first got the laptop I saw the issue he was having basically was that the screen wasn't coming on (but you could hear everything was still booting). He did tell me that it was all triggered when he attached his power cable.

I didnt get around to looking at the device again for some days later. And when I did I decided to test the laptop by hooking up an external monitor. Once it was hooked up the laptop was booting it just seemed like the monitor was broken. So once I booted in I went into control panel and made sure the monitor was setup properly. After that did a couple restarts to ensure the laptop screen itself could work on its own and it did start working.

Today, I hooked up the laptop attached the power and it shut off. I cannot power it off by holding in the power button either I must actually remove the battery now. And my external monitor doesn't show any POST when I power on the laptop. This makes me feel like it got much worse. Does anyone know if it sounds like the power supply shocked the laptop? Or any other ideas right now im kind of stumped I hardly fix laptops so im not sure if im forgetting something.
 

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