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monitor turns greyish color in sleep mode

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  • Windows Vista
  • Power Supplies
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May 13, 2014 10:18:23 AM

Have new power supply for a desktop for 2 or more months now but lately when put into sleep mode, it goes black and first but then changes to a gray color. What could this be?

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May 13, 2014 1:11:18 PM

It's getting a signal but no image and is not turning off. Did you change any of the monitor's power settings? Is the computer working normally or are you just worried about the monitor?
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May 14, 2014 3:37:12 PM

Sorry, monitor turns blue/black more like, maybe a tad of gray. We've done nothing new or different to anything. Another new thing too is the desktop icons keep moving after I put them somewhere. Just like two of them. I did change or refresh the monitor yesterday but nothing changed. Now it keeps vasculating/flickering like it can't make it's mind up what it wants to do! I did do this mr. fix it thing and it found three sleep issues and stayed asleep with no color change, then two hours later, back to the same thing.
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a c 264 C Monitor
a c 78 ) Power supply
May 15, 2014 12:20:50 PM

That lighter screen with no image is from the monitor detecting a signal but no image. Say if it's cycling though the connections or if the video card is saying it's connected and working but not sending a full video signal. Try resetting the monitor settings to default, install the latest BIOS, chipset, power management and video drivers for your system, and see if it does the same thing.

You can also set the power management settings in the monitor itself to turn off after so long without a signal if you have not done that.
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October 8, 2014 9:04:43 AM

hang-the-9 said:
That lighter screen with no image is from the monitor detecting a signal but no image. Say if it's cycling though the connections or if the video card is saying it's connected and working but not sending a full video signal. Try resetting the monitor settings to default, install the latest BIOS, chipset, power management and video drivers for your system, and see if it does the same thing.

You can also set the power management settings in the monitor itself to turn off after so long without a signal if you have not done that.

Guess what it was? The mouse was preventing it from going into sleep mode and therefore the screen had that color. Plugged the mouse into the FRONT Ethernet slot instead of the back of the tower and now it's going into sleep mode with no weird colors, just goes off!
Thanks for the help anyway, appreciate it a lot!

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