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I have a Dell Tower and a Samsung Monitor
I have my power settings on
Screen Turn Off 1 Min
Sleep 5 Min

Lately my Monitor refuses to turn off and I have tried a few things suggested.
I now find that I cannot get a Screen Saver to run either.

Any advice please?
 
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Hi Babs3,

what are your power settings set to?. See pic below.

What version of win 10 do you have?. :)


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I would try setting them all to "Never" and then switch what you want back on, one after the other, don't set them all at once and leave each setting for a while and see how you go with that?. :)
 
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Thanks Wolfie, tried that but nothing changed, any other thoughts?
 
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Hi Babs3,

did you recently upgrade to Win 10 ver 2004 and did the problem start just after the upgrade?, that may be the cause, the upgrade I mean?. :)
 
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That upgrade happened on the 23rd June and it was happening before then. In fact I've had this problem for at least a couple of months.
 
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I have no idea other than to check in Settings > Updates & Security > Troubleshoot and check if there is a problem with "Power"?. :)

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I tried that, no success unfortunately. If only the screen saver would work then I could leave the PC on but don't like to leave the static screen on for too long. Thanks Wolfie anyway for your suggestions.
 
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Hi Babs3,

one last suggestion as you said you don't like to leave your screen on, I actually press the power switch on my monitor if I have something running that will take some time and I need to leave the computer running, not the ideal solution but at least it is an option for you to consider?. :cool:
 
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Turn off screen. Good idea thanks.
Another thought I had, perhaps there's a programme running that's stopping the screens from dimming. Not sure how to go about solving that though.
 
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Another thought. I have a Dell tower but a Samsung Monitor. I keep getting told to update my BIOS by Dell but have not done so. I"m pretty sure this has been happening a lot longer than the monitor problem, so don't think it's related.
 
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perhaps there's a programme running that's stopping the screens from dimming
Hi Babs3,

that is quite possible?, what it actually is or could be???????.

The Dell warning about BIOS should not be ignored as it may provide you with security updates, check the Dell website on how to go about updating your computers BIOS!. :)
 
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Put all the sleep settings to Never. One by one.
Then change all of the 4 settings one after the other.
Once the settings are changed and the changes are reversed, you will automatically not face this issue.
 
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