XPS Gen 2. Problem with... well read the post
While I am playing games or dvds on my xps gen 2 (old. yea i know), my computer monitor will enter sleep mode. I can tell this by the power button on the monitor which turns orange, indicating sleep mode. However, I cannot turn the monitor back on. The only way to fix this is turning the computer off and turning it back on. I am a grade a computer geek, programming, software development, wow, etc, but my weak point is hardware. I have determined that this is a hardware problem. I think it is a problem with my video card, but I wanted to confirm this before I shell out money for a new card only to realize that it didn't fix the problem. I tested my computer with a different monitor, and it does the some thing. Any suggestions?