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Posted 26 November 2021 - 02:32 PM

My Dell S2209W monitor has recently developed a problem.  It won't wake up.  I have to unplug it in order to get it to wake up.  Even when I shut off my computer and turn it back on, it still won't wake up.    

I've had this monitor for years with no issues. I haven't downloaded anything unusual.  I've done all the diagnostics and driver updates.  All the diagnostics tell me that everything is running just fine.

I really don't want to buy a new monitor.....  

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 05:17 PM

It's possible that it's not the monitor.  I had that issue several years ago at work (Windows 7, I believe) and it turned out that it was an issue with the graphics card.  You may want to look at it from that angle also before you buy a new monitor.

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:35 PM

View PostRelayer2112, on 26 November 2021 - 05:17 PM, said:

It's possible that it's not the monitor.  I had that issue several years ago at work (Windows 7, I believe) and it turned out that it was an issue with the graphics card.  You may want to look at it from that angle also before you buy a new monitor.

i will check it out.  Thanks.  :)

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Posted 27 November 2021 - 10:02 PM

Power options, sleep mode, monitor time outs, look at those?
And yesterday I also had an issue with my monitor, Samsung, it was a problem and was put in "Safe Mode".
First time,
I did a full unplug of everything, re-booted and the machines are talking again.
Did you get a new computer by chance? AMD seems to want to re-claim control. On-board graphics instead of an extra video card.
Windows 10.
Good luck!

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 01:14 AM

View PostBahamas, on 27 November 2021 - 10:02 PM, said:

Power options, sleep mode, monitor time outs, look at those?
And yesterday I also had an issue with my monitor, Samsung, it was a problem and was put in "Safe Mode".
First time,
I did a full unplug of everything, re-booted and the machines are talking again.
Did you get a new computer by chance? AMD seems to want to re-claim control. On-board graphics instead of an extra video card.
Windows 10.
Good luck!

My Inspiron computer is about 2 years old, and the Dell monitor is a bit older.  Everything was working fine until about a week ago. I’ve made no changes.  That makes me suspect that something is just dying.

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 11:59 AM

I bought a new monitor, and it wakes up!  I tap my keyboard or mouse, and it wakes up.  :sundog:




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