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    Monitor won't turn on

    Hi Everyone:
    I'm not sure if this is hardware or software related. I have Win98SE & don't really have startup or shutdown problems. I have a 17" CTX 1785GM monitor, that I've had about 6-7 years.

    I leave my computer on all the time & it goes into standby. Lately, when I try to bring it out of standby, the monitor won't display.

    I've tried switching off the monitor, then turning it back on. What happens is I get a green light on the monitor (showing it's on), then it turns yellow (standby).

    So far, the only thing that's worked is to reboot to DOS, (by touch, since I can't see anything), turn it off & wait awhile, then turn it back on, & reboot. Then I can regain my monitor display.

    Any idea what's going on & how I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Monitor won't turn on

    There is nothing wrong with your monitor, but "standby" is having a problem returning your system back to life. A simple solution is to leave the power on all the time to your system; it will not do it any harm, and just turn off your monitor.

    Standby was intended for laptops/notebooks to extend battery time; standby and hibernation have always been problematic. Save your hair and turn them off and you will not loose any unfinished work.

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    Re: Monitor won't turn on

    Thanks. I'll try that. I would have responded sooner, but I've been away for a week.

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