Computer Screen Goes Black Sometimes Please Help Me
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:04 AM
recently my computer screen has been going black. moving the mouse ends the blackness, but what could be causing this?
thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:46 PM
Or, to rephrase that, does it go black after a certain amount of inactivity, or does it happen while you are using it?
In any case, go to your Control Panel and under Power Options/"Choose when to turn off the display", make sure that it's not set to some ridiculously short time.
Edited by Quaker, 29 November 2012 - 02:47 PM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:55 PM
EDIT: ninja'ed by Quaker.
Edited by tijo, 29 November 2012 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:32 PM
Running a game on a slow system sucks, but its not likely to cause damage unless there's already a problem with the system. Besides, hardware damage to the CPU and GPU usually causes really serious symptoms, like hard crashes, system restarts and visual artifacts in games. It would be at its worst while you're stressing the hardware, not just sitting at the desktop.
The fact that moving your mouse fixes it still makes it sound like the monitor is just going to sleep for some reason. Are you running on battery power or on your laptop's power adapter? Check with the adapter if you haven't already and see if that changes anything.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
Edited by Quaker, 30 November 2012 - 03:00 PM.
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