Monitor standby

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ggallin, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. ggallin

    ggallin OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Is there a way to make my monitor go to standby state manually? I was thinking that maybe there's some command I could Run, for example.
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    I usually hit the power button
    cant get more manual than that

    :p
     
  3. ggallin

    ggallin OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Is there any difference between normal power off and standby; maybe standby strains the monitor less?

    Reason for my questioning is that lately I've been starting to hear a high buzzing sound after powering on my monitor. It goes away after a few minutes. It's a brand new monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 959NF) so I was wondering if there could be something wrong with it.

    But when the monitor goes to standby state and out of it, this buzzing sound doesn't occur.. that's why I'd like a manual standby :)
     
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I am not sure as I am not a expert in this area. Just wonder if that buzzing could possibly be the auto degaussing function working when you turn it on -versus the auto degaussing does not function when you come out of standby!
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    that's what I was thinking
     
  6. ggallin

    ggallin OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Okay, so this could possibly mean that the usual power off/on would strain the monitor more than the standby function, becuase of degauss. I read from a Viewsonic manual that the manual degauss (accessible from the monitor's menu) shouldn't be used too often and could damage the monitor - that's another brand but I guess the same principle goes for this Samsung model.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    If memory serves me correctly, the auto degauss is for a shorter period of time and less intensity(perhaps less strong magentic field would be a better choice of words) than the manual would be! It may also take a few auto degausses to get it totally degaussed because it is "gentlier on the CRT". But the principle is the same - a CRT is CRT!
     
  8. CodeReliant

    CodeReliant OSNN Junior Addict

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    wizmo

    You might try http://www.grc.com/wizmo/wizmo.htm, it can turn off all of your monitors (E.g. wizmo monoff) or just black them out (e.g. wizmo blackout).

    Dan Brunson

    EDIT: You need to have monitors that support windows advanced power management (APM).
     
  9. brocher

    brocher Moderator

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    right click desktop
    properties
    screen saver
    power
    turn off monitor
     
  10. wbeach

    wbeach OSNN Junior Addict

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    Some info on monitors...

    I've been told that repeatedly turning off your monitor can reduce the lifespan of your monitor.

    I only turn it off once a day and that's when I go to bed. As an alternative you could go into screensavers choose blank screensaver and choose preview.

    You can set the monitor to turn off after a certain period of time. Minimum 1 minute, but my comp didnt' like this for some reason. monitor would just turn off and on again right away. *shrugs*

    As for that noise your comp is emitting, try increasing your refresh rate. Try to find out what the recommended is from your manufacturer and change it to those settings.

    Control Panel>Display Properties>settings> Monitor>Screen refersh rate.

    Let Windows Hide fields you can't support, and then choose highest for your resolution.

    Mine is set to 1024x768 at a refresh rate of 85.