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Monitor doesn't go to sleep; cursor in middle of screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64 Professional

    Monitor doesn't go to sleep; cursor in middle of screen


    I have Windows 8 x64 Professional.

    I customized my power plan (High Performance) so that the monitor sleeps after 5 minutes of inactivity. However, the monitor doesn't actually sleep. The LCD's colors turn to black, instead of the panel/back-light turning off. The mouse cursor also stays idle in the center of the screen.

    In the advanced power options, I've made sure sleep happens after 5 minutes, and "Adaptive Brightness" is off. I'm not sure what else to try, and Google has returned no help.

    Anyone?



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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64 Professional


    Computer specs:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte P8Z68-V LX
    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
    RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600
    Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition
    Storage: 256GB Vertex 4 SSD
    Storage: 1TB Samsung F3
    Sound: Onboard - AMD High Definition Audio Device
    PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80PLUS Bronze
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  3. #3


    nederland
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 PRO 64bit
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by probertq View Post
    That's exactly what I've done. I explained that in my first post and also included a picture.

    Could anyone else provide some help?
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  5. #5


    nederland
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 PRO 64bit


    what happends if u put it to sleep manually
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    win 7 pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by eXcelleNt View Post
    Computer specs:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte P8Z68-V LX
    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
    RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600
    Video: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GHz Edition
    Storage: 256GB Vertex 4 SSD
    Storage: 1TB Samsung F3
    Sound: Onboard - AMD High Definition Audio Device
    PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80PLUS Bronze
    I'm having the same problem with win 7 on a new system. Comparing your system specs to mine, my guess is that it's either the video driver or the intel RST driver (seems less likely). I'm also having some brief graphical glitches when the monitor wakes up from a successful sleep.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    Hi! I've got the same problem.
    I've got a Asus P8z77-V Pro and a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X.

    Has anyone solved it???
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Monitor doesn't go to sleep; cursor in middle of screen
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