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X205-S9359 Display going dark

When I plug my ac cable in the display goes dark but when I close the lid and unplug the cable and run on battery the display is fine.

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  • lucifur_wolf Oct 20, 2008

    Its not the settings. Checked that already, What it does iswhen I plug the ac cable in it gets really dark I can see the screen if I use a flash light or angle the screen but thats it

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While on battery right click on the desktop and then properties check your power saving options you may have a wrong setting for how it should behave on mains power... could have accidently set it to turn off display to save energy

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Hope this helps :) Kindly leave a rating. Thanks..

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