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Ive had my dell U2913WM for about two months, and there is just one feature i find super anoying, when a dark image screen is displayed on the screen it goes to sleep which is really annoying when a loading screen comes on for BF4 on console or currently watch riddick when ever a dark scene comes on in the movie it goes to sleep.

This is pissing off, is there a fix for this? i turned off energy smart and that makes zero difference, am i missing something?
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could it be some kind of ambient light sensor causing it? my hp monitor didn't go to sleep, but it would try to 'darken' the screen when in low light and it made it difficult to see. either way, if no one else is complaining then it'd stand to reason that your monitor is faulty and hopefully you can RMA it.
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my monitor recently started going to sleep its not a dell, but yeah the settings for power have not changed... i'm not sure what is going on, maybe the new nvidia driver is doing i dunno
    
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by caenlen View Post

my monitor recently started going to sleep its not a dell, but yeah the settings for power have not changed... i'm not sure what is going on, maybe the new nvidia driver is doing i dunno

Has nothing to do with driver for me because it does this with both my PC and PS4!
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post

Ive had my dell U2913WM for about two months, and there is just one feature i find super anoying, when a dark image screen is displayed on the screen it goes to sleep which is really annoying when a loading screen comes on for BF4 on console or currently watch riddick when ever a dark scene comes on in the movie it goes to sleep.

    It is possible that the screen resolution changes when you enter the game.  Most video cards take a second or two to switch resolutions, and during that time, they don't output any signal, causing the connected screen(s) to go to power save mode.  In addition, some screens take a long time to "wake up" after signal is restored.  Perhaps this is what you're experiencing?
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    It is possible that the screen resolution changes when you enter the game.  Most video cards take a second or two to switch resolutions, and during that time, they don't output any signal, causing the connected screen(s) to go to power save mode.  In addition, some screens take a long time to "wake up" after signal is restored.  Perhaps this is what you're experiencing?

like i said in my previous post, this isn't just PC related issue, it does they same thing with my PS4..
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Dell is shipping me a replacement so i will find out weather my first one is defective or not...
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Dell shipped me a replacement and it does the same exact thing, time for a refund!
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post

Dell shipped me a replacement and it does the same exact thing, time for a refund!
Turn off dynamic contrast in your monitor settings.
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

Turn off dynamic contrast in your monitor settings.

Wow dude +1 Rep that fixed the problem thumb.gif

But i will say I'm 100% sure the replacement Monitor Dell sent me is refurbished, and they can take that POS "replacement" back, it had the by far the worst uneven Backlight and horrible bleeding in the top left of the screen that ive ever experienced in my life and ive own 2x Korean 1440p panels... I'm honestly shocked suck a panel would get past dell ive bought a few laptops and monitors from them and they have always been perfect!
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