dell inspiron 531 will not come out of sleep mode

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lou2700

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i have a dell inspiron 531 with a 128 mb nvidia graphics card
athlon 64x2 processor running windows vista.
when i push power, the fan will run and the light on the tower will turn blue,
but the monitor will show entering power save, i've tried to push the space bar, move the mouse, push the power button, etc, but my monitor will only show entering power save, self test on the monitor passes ok, and i've tried another known good power cable. still same thing, i've also tried to remove the memory cards and re-install one at a time,the monitor cable is connected to the proper port on the tower and i have only 1 graphics card installed,i can't even get to bios settings to further diag
-anyone have any suggestions?
 
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