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Monitors Won't Turn Off?!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Bonecrusher123, Jan 14, 2015.

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  1. Bonecrusher123

    Bonecrusher123 Thread Starter

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    Hi all, whenever I lock my Windows 8 PC using the WindowsKey + L the PC will lock but the monitors connected to it won’t turn off even though I’ve set them to turn off after 5minutes of inactivity. The only reason i can think of is that the Windows 8 PC is running TeamViewer.

    How can I tell my monitors to turn off so I can save power?

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    LCDs don't use much power. Did you try turning TeamViewer off? Media programs and remote access programs can prevent standby, hibernation, and power saving features.
     
  3. Bonecrusher123

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    I know it doesn't use much power, but if it's on 24hours a day it all adds up...

    Right, I've got Teamviewer off. What else can I try?
     
  4. CoolBurn

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    You could pull a energy report to see if any errors are reported.
    Press the Windows flag key + X
    Select Command Prompt (Admin)
    In command prompt type: powercfg -energy (press enter)
    Once the command has completed it will show you where the report has been saved.
    Typically it's in C:\Windows\system32\enegry-report
     

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    Okay I set the monitor to turn off being idle for 5 minutes and when it WASN'T locked it actually did turn off after 5minutes...

    Does this help?
     
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