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Monitor goes into "Power Save Mode" after boot on PC Build

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February 4, 2014 12:26:26 PM

So I recently built myself a brand new PC and decided today would be the day where I actually set it up. As I currently don't have a graphics card I plugged in my DELL monitor (using VGA) to the PC. Everything seemed to be working fine. I went into the BIOS to configure my settings accidentally turning off Integrated Graphics (completely forgot I didn't have a video card) and saved and exited. Then everything went downhill from there. PC restarted without the monitor, which went into a power save mode and it was at this point I realised what I had done. So I decided to reset the BIOS, powered the system down and unplugged the power. Held a screwdriver at the clear CMOS contacts and restarted the computer. The monitor was still going into a power save mode. I thought I may have not have cleared the CMOS properly so I again powered everything down and decided to remove the CMOS battery and put it back in. Same issue monitor carries on staying in the power save mode.
Does anyone have any clue to why this is happening and a way I could fix this problem?
Thanks.

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February 4, 2014 12:39:16 PM

I would say it's still holding some power in the motherboard. Disconnect your power from your computer. Hold the power button for 10 seconds or more to drain additional power. Then remove CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes and use the clear contacts. Try powering on the computer after this without the CMOS battery. Your board is holding on the settings when it really shouldn't so you have to make absolutely sure that everything is powered down so it can forget those settings. The other solution is to try and find a graphics card if this doesn't work so you can set the onboard back.
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February 4, 2014 1:02:22 PM

CRooKeDCoP said:
I would say it's still holding some power in the motherboard. Disconnect your power from your computer. Hold the power button for 10 seconds or more to drain additional power. Then remove CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes and use the clear contacts. Try powering on the computer after this without the CMOS battery. Your board is holding on the settings when it really shouldn't so you have to make absolutely sure that everything is powered down so it can forget those settings. The other solution is to try and find a graphics card if this doesn't work so you can set the onboard back.


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