Monitor Keeps Going Into Power Save Mode. Some of us are habitual movie watchers, immersing ourselves in the plot and getting lost in the drama until we fall asleep for a few minutes only to find ourselves staring at an all-black blank screen when we wake up.
Don’t worry! Your computer screen isn’t haunted—well, at least as far as we’re concerned. There’s actually another weird thing happening to your monitor right now and it’s called power saving mode.
If you’re experiencing this issue too, then you might be wondering why it’s even happening in the first place or how to fix it.
Thankfully, there’s an explanation for this crazy stuff and a solution so don’t panic!
Power Saving Mode: What Is It?
Power Saving Mode is a protocol designed to make sure you’re not left facing astronomical power bills.
As we all know, there are many devices that depend on electricity running through them in order to work optimally.
Although we know these electronics never tire themselves out from their job day after day and were actually created to operate 24/7 with no rest in sight, sometimes they need a brief break – whether it’s while they’re being operated by someone else or not.
This break is often regulated and monitored by Power Saving Mode Protocol, which activates whenever the device goes idle; turning off the screen or shutting down superfluous components until it needs them again.
Nowadays, however, this protocol can be activated for other reasons too—such as
- Windows Power Profile Modes
- The CMO battery is completely or partially drained
- Lack Of Power
As mentioned above, if a computer isn’t given any tasks to complete or becomes bored because no one is interacting with it (a human), then the computer will fall asleep. This causes its screen to dim and its processor to slow down.
While there are different ways to do this depending on your computer setup, it is possible to prevent monitors from going into sleep mode after a certain amount of time by using the power-saving protocol setting.
To access these settings for your specific monitor, refer to its user manual which often contains instructions for navigating between power-saving options and disabling the sleep feature.
This will keep them from going dark when you’re reading an e-book or watching a movie – no need for fumbling around in the dark!
2. Power Profiles for Windows
Windows also offer a unique Power Profile that lets your CPU cores and other components behave accordingly depending on the profile you set it in.
Most operating systems, including Windows, are optimized for being power-efficient—meaning they’ll turn off the display when they’re supposed to while using the Power Saving mode.
That said, this might be really frustrating if Windows decides to log you out every time you wake up your laptop or desktop after taking some well-deserved shut eye!
To change your power management settings, simply click on Power Management from the menu bar and select either Ultimate Mode or Basic Power Saving.
If this doesn’t work, you can try disabling Sleep Mode by selecting it from the drop-down menu on the right-hand side of your screen and unticking the box next to it.
3. Drained CMOS battery
A complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor or CMOS is a small coin-shaped battery that is often installed in a computer motherboard that keeps track of things and provides power while your PC is shut down.
It usually charges itself when you’re using the laptop, but if there’s some sort of malfunction with it – it may stop charging and result in incorrect or abnormal behavior because of a lack of power from the CMOS battery to your monitor.
This results in an indefinite period where your screen will turn off completely (or even periodically).
CMOS batteries in Motherboards can be replaced with new ones, or you can have it repaired.
4. Lack Of Power
If you are still facing this issue, then chances are high that there is an underlying problem with your power supply or motherboard.
If you’re suspicious that your power supply might not be giving you its best performance, shut down your computer and see if any cables have come loose – such as those connecting from the PSU to the motherboard.
Try pushing them gently but firmly into place to make sure they’re making contact.
Moreover, if none of this helps, it may be time for an upgrade! Consider investing in a reliable brand-name power supply with at least gold efficiency (though other standards will work just fine) and see if the problem persists.
I’ve covered all of the possible fixes for Monitor Keeps Going Into Power Save Mode; if none of these work, then you’ll have to either take it to a repair shop or go back to the company that made it and asks for an RMA.