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Computer monitor power cable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by casper461, 13 Oct 2016.

  1. casper461

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    I hope this is the right forum but I would like if possible some help or advice on what I want to do.

    My computer monitor which is only a couple of years old has the following problem .The small on off button on the underside has come apart and now the only way I can switch it off is to keep unplugging it and wondered if the this idea is possible and safe .

    I was thinking of fixing an inline rocker style switch in the monitor power lead to use instead of keep unplugging it .

    Can I do this? On the back of monitor says its 100 watts and if so what sort of switch should I get.

    Many thanks in advance
     
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    your computer probably has a power-saving mode to turn off the screen after a period when you have not been using it (e.g. mine is set to 20 minutes). It will come back on when you next use the keyboard or mouse.

    Are you using Windows? What version?
     
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    Well first of all what kind of cable is it?

    Is it a standard 'kettle' lead, is it a figure of 8 or cloverleaf style? Or is it a DC cable with an power pack and then round jack?

    The type of cable will determine what your options are
     
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    What's wrong with switching off at the wall socket.
    Your answer to Iggifer doesn't answer his question
     
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    Hi its the kettle lead
     
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