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    monitor shutdown

    Hello all!

    I have a monitor (Gateway 17" EV700) that continues to shutdown on its own, then it comes back on after a few minutes. It doesn't matter what program I am in. It does't discriminate. The CPU does not shut down at all. I checked everything from the video card to the cord to make sure they were not loose. The indicator light on the monitor goes completely black as if the power is cut off then turned on again. I have replaced the power cord and the problem continues. One possible problem is that the cord that runs from the monitor to the cpu is missing a pin. Could this be the problem? Can this cord or pin be replaced even though it doesn't detach from the monitor? Help me, I am dying here!
    Thanks
    Brit

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    The missing pin is normal... and the monitor connects to the video card, not the CPU. I can tell you're computer illiterate.

    Check your power management features in the Display control panel, under the Screen Saver tab, and Settings button. Make sure the monitor is not set to turn off by itself.

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    The power management feature was my first quess as well. That's not it. I just tested another monitor and it shut down as well. I'm going to replace the video card and see what happens. As for being computer illiterate, I'v been programming for the last 6 years and haven't spent much time playing with the hardware. I built this system myself. I quess I had better watch my choice of words.
    Thanks
    Brit

    Originally posted by sbcanada:
    The missing pin is normal... and the monitor connects to the video card, not the CPU. I can tell you're computer illiterate.

    Check your power management features in the Display control panel, under the Screen Saver tab, and Settings button. Make sure the monitor is not set to turn off by itself.


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