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At work, I have a really bad monitor (generic trademark with unknown model/manufacturer) which sometimes goes randomly off. It is connected with a VGA cable (not HDMI).

I believe that goes to some energy saving mode. It does not powers on no matter what I do.

I plugged it to 2 different PCs, and it behaves the same, so I think is a hardware problem of the monitor, and not a software one.

If I push the shutdown button of the PC (windows 7 64), it awakes the monitor to ask if I really want to shutdown/show the list of running programs. That's the only way in which it powers on (unless I reboot the PC).

I'm looking for some command line, script or program which sends the command to awake to the monitor, periodically (maybe once a minute, or each 10 seconds).

Do you know any software solution?

  • Have you tried just adjusting the power settings in Windows? – Digital Lightcraft Jan 4 '18 at 15:30
  • @Digital. Yes, I checked the power settings. They are set to never shutdown the monitor. – zexot Jan 4 '18 at 15:38
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Nir Sofer has a tool for that...

nircmd.exe monitor off
nircmd.exe monitor on

tool ref: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html PS: download is in the bottom of the page.

  • Thank you. I had it set to run every minute with the windows 7 task scheduler. I will mark your answer as correct as soon as I'm allowed. – zexot Jan 4 '18 at 16:20

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