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Old 08-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I have this problem from a lot of time, the monitor turns off. I tried several things and I concluded that this is from the mouse. When I dont have a mouse everything works fine, when I connect it the monitor can turn off in any time. I changed mice but this didnt work, I tried 2 other mouses and it happens too.
So basically everything works fine without mouse, just with keyboard.
Anyone had this problem and can help me somehow ?
I have advanced computer knowledge.

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Old 08-07-2008, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A short between the mouse and monitor connectors?

Have you tried a USB mouse?
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are these PS2 or USB mice? USB mice can sometimes cause issues and require certain settings be changed in the BIOS. If it is a PS2 mouse it should work fine, but you can try a USB mouse to see if that works.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry, it just went off without mouse too so the problem is other I guess.
any ideas ?
my card is nvidia 4 mx.
If you wonder why I use so old, its for my mom, she just want to browse internet.
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have you tried every usb port? u never know, there could be a problem with one of them
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It seems by removing the video card drivers the monitor doesnt turn off.
But still I need to find a solution because I want actually to see something with nice colors
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Try installing the latest video driver from your card manufacturer's website.
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^i was thinking that but that doesn't explain why the monitor wouldn't even turn off lol.
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It could be something else wrong with the video card, then. Just speculation.
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Sounds like the card is just crapping out. If this computer is used just for internet/email then i would suggest just using the onboard video.

If you can't live w/o a separate video card, then first try updating the drivers. If that doesn't work try replacing the card.
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