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No power on monitor after running puppy
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perthen

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Sep 2010, 15:04    Post subject:  No power on monitor after running puppy  

Just started with puppy and think its great so easy to set up only problem is the monitor ,its an acer LCD and after shutting puppy down and booting into windows the monitor will not power up, I have to pull the power plug from the wall socket then reconnect and all seems to be ok again...any suggestions please..Graphics card ATI Radeon 7500 series
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 04:05    Post subject:  

You might want to try another monitor to see how it works with your setup.

Same applies to the graphics card...whatever it takes to isolate the source of the problem.

However, a simpler solution would be a good-quality surge protector with an on/off toggle switch (which should always be used with computers that are plugged into wall sockets).

Instead of plugging and unplugging, just flick the switch.

Edit: please see my edit below.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 06:35    Post subject:  

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surge protector with an on/off toggle switch

Why do you need a surge protector? Don't the powerpoints have switches in your part of the world?

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 06:48    Post subject:  

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Why do you need a surge protector?

Why don't you google computer surge protector and see for yourself?
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 11:30    Post subject:  

Thanks for quick reply but tried both suggestions different monitor beit the same make and model and new graphics card no improvement.. as for the surge protector I always use one and its built into a powerdown plug which cuts power to the pc and peripherals when pc shuts down... I use this as the wall socket is very difficult to reach..didn`t mention I have not installed puppy to HDD because I wanted to make sure all working ok before making any permanent changes could this be a problem
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 14:03    Post subject:  

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different monitor albeit the same make and model

You need to try a different type of monitor.

Does this unit not have its own on-off switch, or does it not solve the problem?
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Sep 2010, 14:16    Post subject:  

I use powerdown plug because wall power outlet is difficult to access (behind pc desk) but when pc is powered off there is still a light on usb hub so not a complete disconnect from power source, not able to try different monitor, will have to find way to totally isolate pc after use ...thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep 2010, 00:38    Post subject:  

Dewbie wrote:
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Why do you need a surge protector?

Why don't you google computer surge protector and see for yourself?

I meant why would you need it to solve this problem, not why you should use it in general Rolling Eyes

rcrsn51 wrote:
Does this unit not have its own on-off switch, or does it not solve the problem?

perthen wrote:
I use powerdown plug because wall power outlet is difficult to access

I think rcrsn51 was asking about the monitor, not the power outlet.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep 2010, 00:46    Post subject:  

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a powerdown plug which cuts power to the pc and peripherals when pc shuts down

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but when pc is powered off there is still a light on usb hub so not a complete disconnect from power source

I can't imagine what an incomplete disconnection from the power would be...

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep 2010, 02:01    Post subject:  

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I meant why would you need it (surge protector) to solve this problem

Because it has a toggle switch to isolate the computer, etc. from the outlet when the switch is turned off.

The idea is to avoid all the plugging and unplugging needed to accommodate the monitor (using the switch instead), if the problem can't be solved in any other way.

Edit:
Oops, never mind, this is not a good idea.

Using a continuity tester, I found that the switch only breaks the hot-side connection of a surge-protector outlet, but not the neutral or ground sides (Canada / USA wiring).

In other words, if the surge-protector switch is turned off, the neutral and ground sides of its outlets still follow a pathway to the electrical service panel. This will render the computer unprotected.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 04:22    Post subject:  

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Because it has a toggle switch to isolate the computer, etc. from the outlet when the switch is turned off.

Just like the switch on the wall... I'm still interested to know if your country does use wall sockets that aren't switched.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 10:35    Post subject:  

Maybe an UPS for the monitor and the power supply will help.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Oct 2010, 22:28    Post subject:  

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I'm still interested to know if your country does use wall sockets that aren't switched.

Here in the States, the majority of 110v wall sockets aren't switched.

Switched wall sockets are sometimes used for plugged-in lights that are turned on when you first enter a room.
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