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post #1 of 6
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Hello,

I've had a problem for the past few months where my monitor on my gaming machine will not go into sleep mode completely. When my monitor goes to sleep, HDMI will go blank and the inputs will cycle through. After it cycles one time through all the inputs (like normal), it comes back to HDMI and it's a black screen with the cursor still visible. With my experience, when a monitor goes to sleep, you shouldn't be able to see the cursor and the monitor should power off in power-save mode.

Anyone have anything similar happen to them? I've checked and rechecked/ re-installed video drivers, ran a windows repair, looked through the registry, and I still have not found anything wrong. I've installed a driver for my monitor too, and it still hasn't fixed the problem.

Any ideas!? It's rather annoying mad.gif
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post #2 of 6
smile.gif People usually have a disappearing cursor.

Can you try making a different power option? Look through this if you need help. Go through all the options and set it to your preference. Set the "computer to sleep option" to the least possible value(to check). Set it back later.

Let us know what happens smile.gif
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post #3 of 6
Sounds to me like it could be your video card. Your monitor has to be receiving a signal in order to not go to sleep, which is what's happening even though the rest of the PC is asleep, or you wouldn't see the mouse cursor. I can't find anything in the catalyst settings that has even a remote chance of causing this. What set of drivers are you using, and have you overclocked your card at all and if so with what software?
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I am using the latest drivers (13.1) that include:

AMD drivers Display Driver ver. 9.012
OpenCL(tm) Driver ver. 10.0.1084.4
Catalyst Control Center ver. 2012.1219.1520.27485

I've tried 13.3 Beta drivers with no change.

The video card is fine for gaming on ultimate settings and has no performance issues. It's just the cursor issue that's causing me a little heartburn. Sucks that the cursor issue is more than likely something GPU/ hardware related.
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OK, tried re-seating the card and making sure all the cables are plugged in firmly and I'm still having the same issue. Still at a loss...
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post #6 of 6
It's something to do with the card still providing a signal to the monitor when it shouldn't, I'm sure. I just have no idea why it's not powering down. If it were the monitor that wasn't sleeping and the card was doing what it's supposed to do, you wouldn't get a mouse cursor but the No Signal message display pretty much every monitor has nowadays.

It's a software setting somewhere, I just have no idea which setting would cause this.
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