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Monitor Turns off

Sometimes, when I'm just opening my laptop lid after a period of inactivity, after seeing the loading screen for post-hibernation wake-up, the screen simply turns black. I can still hear the CPU and the hard drive, and if I press a variety of buttons, I get the error sounds, but the monitor won't reveal anything, and remains black. This problem seems to be irrespective of battery charge percentage, and on occasion, the monitor will turn off while the computer is still in use. I have adjusted my power settings so that the monitor is never off, but still, I get these screen failures.

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Re: Monitor Turns off

Have you turned off the hibernation?, that would be your first priority. Check the settings again to make certain in the Power configuation has been set to never for all settings for both power abd battery for the time being use them and then try again?

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How to Troubleshoot a Laptop Screen That Shuts Down

  1. Connectthe power adapter to the power jack on the side of the laptop. Plug thepower adapter into the wall. Confirm the power cable is secured to thepower adapter.
  2. Openthe lid to the laptop. Move or touch the mouse, tap the keyboard, orpress the power button to attempt to wake the computer from hibernationor sleep. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  3. Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Type "power" into the search field. Choose "Power options" from the results.
  4. Select "Choose when to turn off the display" from the left pane. Click the drop-down menus next to "Turn off the display."
  5. Select a time to turn off the display after a period of inactivity. Click "Never" to keep the display on at all times.
  6. Clickthe drop-down menus next to "Put the computer to sleep." Select a timefrom the options, or click "Never" to prevent the computer fromentering sleep mode. Click "Save changes."
Tips & Warnings
  • Ifyou own a Toshiba A210, A215 or P205D model laptop, you may need toupdate the BIOS. Go to the "Support" page on the manufacturer'swebsite, enter your computer's information and click "SupportBulletins." Review the documents for any notifications related to theBIOS or display.
  • Some laptops come with a "Hibernate" or "Sleep" button which wake the PC from hibernation.
  • Goto your computer manufacturer's website and review your laptop's onlinemanual for more information on waking your computer from hibernation.
please comment on this post stating how it help you with your laptops

on Dec 23, 2010 | PC Laptops

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HP Pavillion screen goes black when inactive for short time. Even when I fixed all of the power settings to never shut off or go into sleep mode. If I don't use it for 30 seconds then the screen...

A blacked-out screen doesn't necessarily indicate a broken monitor.
If the computer has run out of charge or is in hibernation or sleep mode,
if the screen is too dark, or if the display cable has come disconnected from the motherboard, the screen may appear black or fail to turn on. To fix a blacked-out laptop screen, troubleshoot the screen settings, check the LCD connector and see if the computer is awake and receiving power.
Touch the touchpad or move the external mouse to see if the computer is asleep or hibernating. If the computer fails to respond, press "Enter" on the keyboard. Press the power button if the screen remains black.

Confirm that the power indicator light, found at the front of the computer or above the keyboard, is glowing solid green or blue. Confirm that the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a wall outlet. Confirm that battery indicator light is glowing solid green or blue. Hold down the "Fn" key. Press the up-arrow to see if the screen brightness increases.
Some computers also use the "F6" or "F7" keys to increase screen brightness.
Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the laptop.
Remove the AC adapter from the computer, close the screen, and then turn the PC over.
Slide the battery latch to eject the battery. Pull the battery out of its compartment. Turn the computer back over, open the lid, and insert the edge of a flathead screwdriver or other flat, solid object beneath the bezel above the keyboard. Wedge the edge of the keyboard bezel off of the top cover.
Work your way along the edge of the keyboard bezel to loosen it.
Pull the bezel off the laptop.
Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector. Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place. Turn the computer back on. If the laptop screen is still blacked out, connect an external monitor to the video port on the side of the PC to confirm that the video card isn't defective. If the external monitor works, the LCD screen could be broken. If the monitor doesn't work, the motherboard or video card might need to be replaced. Hope this helps

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I have a acer one notebook for 3 days and, it was working and i leave it working, but when i came back i couldnt open it and all the time on the screen is"Preparing to Hibernate" nothing alse,so i dont...

it happens at times.. switch off the laptop by pressing the power button for say 10 secs till u notice its off. then switch on as usually. once the operating system is loaded go to desktop ->right click->properties->screen saver->power-> 1.hibernate->uncheck hibernate. and to change closing the laptop lid actions go to 2.advanced->when i close the lid of my portable computer->do nothing
and doin so ur laptop ll be left untouched even when u close de lid. try t out !!

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White screen if i close lid and open it

your LCD panel cable could be disconnection. you need do follow steps
1) open LCD lid front cover, and loosen lid back cover, looking for a cable and a plug (plug in the socket) at back of panel, take out it clean all pins then reseat it.
2) if not fixed, you need change the LCD cable, because this symptom most cause the cable disconnection at plug and socket or itself..
hope help you fix it, please feedback any question any time, pleaae take a rating let me know how much helped you thanks!

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Laptop screen goes dark.

Is your computer setup to go to sleep when you close the lid?

Click on start -->control panel-->power options and then check the option that says choose what closing the lid does. You have to change this setting to 'do nothing' if you want the computer to stay on when you close the lid.

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Cannot get by dell screen to come back on once it hibernates

sounds like a power scheme setting is shutting off your monitor after a time-out period. sometimes monitor will not return without re-boot. change your power options settings in control panel.

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disable hibernation and disable the option make it "do nothing when i close my screen lid"

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Press the FN key and the F5 key at the same time. You MIGHT have it in other monitor mode.

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Pavilion Dv1000 monitor won't show anything

Power management lets you reduce your Notebook power consumption. Your Notebook has two power management modes:
  • Hibernation is an energy-saving feature and safeguard that saves information to the hard drive, then turns off your Notebook. When you resume from Hibernation, your information returns to the screen where you were previously working. Your Notebook hibernates when the Power button is pressed, when the battery has little power left, or when your Notebook (operating on battery power) is in Sleep mode for more than one hour.
  • Sleep, also called Standby, is an energy-saving feature that reduces power to system components that are not being used. When Sleep is initiated, your information is saved in Random Access Memory (RAM), and the screen is cleared. Your Notebook is still on, but the display is blank. When you resume from Suspend, your information returns to the screen where you were previously working.
Automatically put your notebook into hibernation Windows can automatically put your computer into Hibernate mode after a specified period of inactivity. Or Windows can detect when your batteries are running low, and then automatically put your computer in Hibernate mode to save your work before the battery fails. NOTE: Using Power Options in Control Panel, you can adjust any power management option that your notebook's unique hardware configuration supports. Because these options may vary widely from computer to computer, the options described may differ from what you see. Power Options automatically detects what is available on your computer and shows you only the options that you can control. To automatically put your computer into hibernation:
  1. In Category view, click Start , click Control Panel , click Performance and Maintenance , and then click Power Options . In Classic view, click Start , click Control Panel , and then click the Power Options icon.
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, select the Enable hibernate support check box, and then click Apply . Figure 1: Enable hibernation check box c00035872.gif
  3. Click the Power Schemes tab, and then select a time period in System hibernates. Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time.
Manually put your notebook into hibernation This feature is available only on notebooks with the Windows XP operating system installed.
  1. In Category view, click Start , click Control Panel , click Performance and Maintenance , and then click Power Options . In Classic view, click Start , click Control Panel , and then click the Power Options icon.
  2. Click the Hibernate tab, and then select the Enable hibernate support check box. NOTE: If the Hibernate tab is not available, your computer does not support this feature.
  3. Click OK to close the Power Options dialog box.
  4. Click Start , and then click Turn Off Computer . In the Turn off computer dialog box, hold down the Shift key. The Stand By button will change to Hibernate. Click Hibernate .

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