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Problem with LCD monitor power

dipdog

OSNN Junior Addict
#1
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?
 

dipdog

OSNN Junior Addict
#3
driver?

no, not under warranty :(

took some advice and used DirectX Diagnostic Tool to check the driver settings. Results were as follows:


Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_4043107B&REV_02
Display Memory: 96.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3889 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/20/2004 19:11:36, 37951 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/20/2004 19:26:00, 737874 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6632-11CF-FA7C-4960A3C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2572
SubSys ID: 0x4043107B
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
Draw Test Result: Failure at step 7 (User verification of fullscreen bouncing): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
D3D7 Test Result: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
D3D8 Test Result: Failure at step 32 (User verification of Direct3D rendering): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
D3D9 Test Result: All tests were successful.

It was at these failure points that the screen repeatedly and predictably went and stayed blank (black) while the on/off button froze in the on position.

I went to the Gateway website a while ago and tried to download the updated drivers for my monitor, but the computer said that I had the most recent drivers already installed.

Any advice? Appreciate your help!
 
#4
the direct x failures indicate a problem, with the video hardware, direct x or the video chipset drivers, not the monitor.

if the vid or drivers are locking up it could be putting the monitor in sleep mode. if i turn my pc on too soon before the monitor this happens to me. i have to power the pc off to get the monitor to start responding.

this could be a problem with the windows sleep mode too. i avoid that completely. wake up is always hit or miss.

turn the pc off countt to five before turning it back on instead of hitting reset.
 

dipdog

OSNN Junior Addict
#5
Monitor driver?

The monitor driver that is installed right now is the MSFT default monitor driver. There is an updated driver for my monitor at the Gateway website. I should point out, if I wasn't clear before, that this is not a Gateway computer. It's an Emachine that came with an Emachine monitor. I'm trying to upgrade to a Gateway LCD.

I'd like to try to update the monitor driver and see if that helps. Does anyone know how to manually do that? I knew at one time, and I've forgotten. If I try to update, the Wizard says that it's not able to find a more recent driver, even when I direct it to the folder where the new driver was downloaded. If I sign on as administrator in safe mode, the properties box on the monitor driver tab is greyed out. If I uninstall the driver, the properties box is no longer available, and the computer automatically selects the default driver when I reboot.

- Scott
 

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