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    So this weekend I ran into this problem. I was in the middle of playing eq when my monitor turns black and says "Auto Detect - Entering Power Save Mode." I could still hear eq running in the background and I tried rebooting my computer and I could hear windows start, but before it even got to that point I got the Auto Detect Entering Power Save Mode message. No keys or moving the mouse "wake" the monitor up.

    I really didn't feel like trouble shooting the damn thing at the time and now I'm trying to search through forums for an answer and holy crap! This is a very widespread problem evidently, but the answers are even more widespread, I've seen all sorts of possible solutions from the monitor, both power supplies, the other monitor cable, video card, motherboard, battery, ram, windows, etc.

    So I was just wondering if anyone here has run into this problem and what their solution was. I might try some very basic trouble shooting this evening and if that doesn't work take it to someone I know who works on computers unless someone can tell me for sure what the problem is, but from what it looks like there is no one solution to this problem.
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    Default Re: Auto Detect - Entering Power Save Mode

    But you can see the Windows logo while booting?
    If yes try booting in safe mode with vga mode and reboot
    If that doesn't work, boot into safe mode, uninstall your graphic card drivers, reboot and reinstall
    Optionally get a knoppix or (k)ubuntu live cd and try booting that and see if the resolution can be set to what you used to have.
    If all of the above fails either your graphics card's memory partially died or some other part of it or something in your monitor is burned. replace your gc or monitor to see which.
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    Default Re: Auto Detect - Entering Power Save Mode

    Nah, can't even see windows logo while rebooting, more I'm reading I'll probably just bring it to the guy I know because I'll be damned if I'm going to do all of that trouble shooting.
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    Default Re: Auto Detect - Entering Power Save Mode

    So I haven't been too concerned with getting my computer fixed because I haven't been playing as much and I still had the wife's computer if I did. So I finally decided to look at it yesterday and shameful to say I've neglected my poor computer and upon opening the case figured it was the 1/2 inch of dust on the video card (it is the only piece laying horizontally and its quite out in the open). I had been thinking about purchasing a new video card anyway since my old one was only 256mb so I figured I would give it a shot. It is amazing that a video card 4x as powerful is 1/4 of the price from just 3 years ago.

    Installing was literally as easy as unplugging the old one and plugging in the new one so any nooblet, such as myself, could do this repair and sure enough it solved my problem. Just wanted to share in case anyone else should come across this, if you or someone you know has the same symptoms as in the op and you can verify the monitor is good it is most likely your video card.

    And blow out your computer every once in awhile!
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    [Sat Jun 20 15:30:20 2009] \aPC -1 Sangra:Sangra\/a tells you, "i was only allowed to touch it once, and my dad told me that wierd feeling i couldnt describe when i touched it was what evil felt like"

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    Default Re: Auto Detect - Entering Power Save Mode

    Invest in dust filters, they are cheap. Or make your own from panty hose. Place them on your intake fan(s).

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