Turn monitor off

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by qtrim, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular

    qtrim

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    I have a 2010 Mac Mini running Lion attached to a Samsung T260HD monitor via HDMI. I have the mini set to turn off the monitor when it goes to sleep, but it does not, the monitor just stays on with a blank screen. Can the Mac send a signal to the monitor to shut off over HDMI?
     
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Why not press the off switch on the monitor when you walk away from it?
     
  3. qtrim thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's a comedian in every bunch
     
  4. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

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    Thats all you can do, it can't actually turn off the monitor, like if you pressed the off button on the monitor. (well I'v never had a monitor that turns completely off).
     
  5. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what's funny.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The "comedian" is absolutely right. You can't power off your monitor via the HDMI cable. That only carries audio and video. It's not the power source for your monitor.
     
  7. forum user macrumors regular

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    I would expect you can set this on the Samsung under "power save". Look for "switch off when no input" or similar.

    - Olaf
     
  8. qtrim thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. steve knight Suspended

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    most monitors have powersave set as default. I don't think H ave had one that I needed to set to go into powersave they have always done it on their own once the computer goes to sleep or is turned off.
     
  10. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    What happens when you press ctrl-shift-eject? This puts the dell display attached to my mac mini into standby mode.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "Why not press the off switch on the monitor when you walk away from it?"

    I do this quite a bit with my Dell display (connected to a PowerMac g4). If I'm not going to be there for an hour or more, why not?
     

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