HELP monitor wont wake on sleep!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sdashiki, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    #1
    Hard to say if this is a recurring problem because its a rare thing to sleep my G5. Im always using bit torrent 24/7, but my latest torrents are done and I put the ol girl to sleep.

    Wake it up with a mouse move or keystroke, and everything is fine.

    until I notice the monitor is still BLACK and receiving no signal (amber colored power light)

    have to hard restart to bring the video back.

    I dont want to keep the comp on if its not doing anything, nor do I want to restart it when it wont wake the monitor.

    Anyone having similar problems?

    Specs:

    DP 1.8 Rev A
    ATI 9800 Pro (latest ATI Displays AND firmware)
    using VGA monitor thru DVI adapter
     
  2. Matt W macrumors newbie

    Matt W

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    #2
    Is it possible that the screensaver has activated and needs to be deactivated by using the far corners of the pad, rather than anything that usually brings it out of sleep?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    Just quickly, are you sure the computer's waking up? :)
     
  4. Sdashiki thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    oh, yes its waking up.

    fans on, HD spins up, DVD spins up

    just no familiar crackle of dust frying on the CRT.

    and I dont use a screensaver, I have Energy Saver at 3min sleep monitor, 15min sleep computer.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #5
    Maybe try resetting your PRAM.

    By the way Sdashiki, have I told you how cool I think your 'tar is? :cool:
     

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