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Screen stays black after laptop comes back up from hibernation

I have my laptop set to hibernate when I close the lid, which has been working fine. Recently, when I've closed the lid and then wanted to use the computer again later, the computer boots back up fine but the screen remains black. I have to shut down the computer, either by forcing it with the on/off button or by using Start-Shutdown-Shutdown, and then turn it back on again. Usually it boots up fine again. Once or twice I've had to boot it twice and then the screen is up and running. Once I'm using the computer, the screen doesn't go blank or anything, it just seems to be after hibernating/closing the lid. I did try a couple times to Start-Shutdown-Hibernate and each time I did that the computer came back up fine. And I've also noticed that most of the time (I think) I've closed the lid after watching a dvd or using Windows Media Player.

So, is this is software problem rather than a hardware problem? What should I do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    i shutdown my laptop and had the screen shut already.. but the power button still lid on.. can help me to shutdown properly?

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Its software,, format and reinstall windows

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