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With the analog cable connected go into the power management properties in the control panel. From there set the harddrive and monitor to "Never" allow the system to enter sleep mode, standby or hibenate. You can then connect the DVI cable back up and leave the analog disconnected while using the dvi cable.
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DELL-Jesse: Scn64, Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum. With the analog cable connected go into the power management properties in the control panel. From there set the harddrive and monitor to "Never" allow the system to enter sleep mode, standby or hibenate. You can then connect the DVI cable back up and leave the analog disconnected while using the dvi cable.
Message Edited by Scn64 on 02-04-200512:37 PM
Message Edited by Scn64 on 02-04-2005 12:37 PM
LCD_Ninja wrote:SCN64, Just to check: You are pressing the Input Select button to switch over to #2 (Digital) right?
LCD_Ninja wrote:That could be several problems...none of which are fun. So DVI NEVER works at all? And a restart just gets the LED Green but then still get no signal. Graphics cards tend to 'remember' what port was in use last time, and sometimes shutdown the one that doesn't have anything connected to it. Therefore, make sure you're removing the analog cable, powering off the system + FP, hooking up the DVI Cable, turning on the screen, then turning on the system (though it shouldn't really be necessary.) Also there was a reported issue with certain NVidia cards and certain drivers where the card could corrupt the display...but that was a while back. There is a tool you can try to use to fix it, if you have a FDD drive to boot with...you might need to call tech support or PM Jesse. It could also be something like a bad DVI cable, or port on the Vid card. It's possible, but I doubt it. The FP will say "PowerSave mode" when you press a button on the front, but the FP isn't detecting a signal from the cable...so this just means the FP isn't receiving, isn't processing correctly, or can't see the DVI signal.
LCD_Ninja wrote:Wow that's a tough one then. A lot of factors to think about., Do you have any DVI capable FP's left to test? I suppose you could use a DVI adapter to test it with analog on the FP and digital on the vid card... I think 6D822 is the part number, and you can get it from spare parts...but thats kind of extreme for troubleshooting.
Scn64 wrote:When I connect my 2001FP with the DVI cable, my monitor wont come out of sleep mode. When I move the mouse, the power light turns from orange to green but the screen stays black. This also happens when I restart the computer. The monitor light will turn to orange, then green but the screen remains blank. I tried changing to the analog cable and so far this problem is not occurring with the analog connection. I'd like to use DVI if possible. Does anyone know how I might fix this? My videocard is a Geforce ti 4600.