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Dell Dimension 8300 running Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Garglefoot, Jul 18, 2017.

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  1. Garglefoot

    Garglefoot Thread Starter

    Jul 18, 2017
    Computer runs fine for 15 or 20 minutes... screen goes black with the message "enter power save mode". I press and hold the power button for 5 or 10 seconds. I can then restart the system. I have removed and then reinserted the two power cables inside the case as well as removing and reinserting the memory cards. In the control panel I have tried various combinations in the power section without success. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gargle foot
  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Power save mode is the monitor, not the computer.
    1. Have you tried the monitor on a different computer? Does it act the same or different?

    2. Have you checked the connection between the computer and the monitor or even tried another cable?

    3. Have you checked the power connection to and from the monitor or even replaced the power cord?

    4. Have you checked the settings under power? Perhaps the monitor is set to go off.
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  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Dell Dimension 8300 (support site)

    That model desktop is 13 - 14 years old, so it likely is having hardware issues.

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