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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Inneostate, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. Inneostate

    Inneostate Thread Starter

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    Anyone willing to help me out? My laptop screen goes black if i keep it idle for 5 min. Its not my screen saver as I have that set on 'bubbles' after 10 min. but that never ever gets a chance to comes on! When my screen goes black, nothing on my keyboard turns the screen on again eventhough all the power(lights and everything) is on. Really frustrating because I have to turn off/on the computer everytime this happens. I feel this started happening after I downloaded the VISTA updates.
    If anyone knows the answer to my problem...please help me.
    Thank you.
     
  2. dlsayremn

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    Have you checked "Choose when to turn off the monitor" under Power Options in Control Panel?
     
  3. davehc

    davehc Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Also check when your "sleep" mode is timed to come on. I have the same problem on a famil (Acer) laptop. I am still working on it but have been forced to temporarily turn off the sleep mode. (Which has solved the problem)
     
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