The screen goes off quickly what to do

The monitor screen goes off quickly. What to do

I received a letter asking that the monitor screen goes off quickly. Verbatim:

Of course, there are serious problems with monitors, and finding solutions to such problems can be quite serious business. So in some cases, even calling a specialist is indispensable.

But, also in many cases, the monitor screen quickly goes out SIMply due to the installed power settings.

Therefore, first of all, novice users just need to pay attention to these settings, which we will do in this article.

Let’s talk about Windows 7 first, and then about Windows XP, so choose where you need to deal with the monitor screen.

Power settings in Windows 7

So, you have a Windows 7 operating system and the monitor screen quickly goes blank, whether it is a laptop or a stationary computer?!

We go to the Power supply section. To do this, SIMply right-click on the power supply icon on the Taskbar (as shown in the screenshot below) and select Power supply in the context menu that appears:

If you do not see the power icon on the taskbar, in this case, click on the small triangle icon (in the picture to the left of the power icon) with the left mouse button and find the power icon.

You can enter the power supply in another way.

Start menu. Control Panel:

Next, select System and Security:

And Power Supply:

So, whether we entered the Power supply section through the Taskbar or through the Start menu, now in the selected power plan we click on the link with its settings:

And already here we can configure the way we need:

How long does it take to dim the display (monitor) or turn it off so that it goes out completely, as well as when to put the computer into sleep mode and adjust the screen brightness.

over, for a laptop, this can also be configured separately: From battery or From mains.

And, of course, after changing the settings, you need to save them for them to take effect:

So, if your monitor (laptop) screen goes blank quickly enough, try here to increase the time in the appropriate parameters (when to dim and turn off the display).

Since we have “climbed” into these settings, then, perhaps, it will be interesting for someone to delve into the additional settings:

But, this does not concern the topic raised, so I will leave it for independent development, especially since everything is intuitive enough there.

Power settings in Windows XP

You have Windows XP operating system on your computer or laptop and you notice that the monitor screen goes blank quickly?!

We go to the Start menu. Control Panel:

Further, at the very end of the large list, we find Power Supply. We go there:

First, we choose a suitable power management scheme (as shown in the picture below), since perhaps some of the proposed schemes may suit us in terms of parameters (or at least approximately it may fit).

And we configure the parameters as we need. In particular, if, for example, we believe that our laptop’s screen goes blank quickly, then in the Display off column we increase the time (after how long to turn off the display):

Do not forget to click on the Apply button and then on OK for the changes to take effect.

So, if we think that on our computer (laptop) the monitor screen goes out quickly enough, then first of all we go to the Power supply to adjust it there. And here it was shown how to do it in Windows 7 and Windows XP.

If you are faced with a situation where not only the monitor screen turns off, but the laptop screen turns off completely, you can go to the article: The laptop screen turns off. What to do.

Overheating, dust cleaning

If the ventilation holes and the overall cooling system of your laptop are clogged with dust, then the laptop may SIMply turn off if it overheats. By the way, in some laptops (for example, in a number of models from ASUS), when overheating, various flickers appear on the screen, or even the screen goes blank.

In general, it is advisable to clean any laptop from dust 1-2 times a year (depending on the conditions in which the device operates). Some laptops are quite easy to disassemble, and for cleaning it is enough to remove the back cover and carefully blow through everything; other models. to get to the radiator, you will have to “gut the entire” device (which I do not advise people without experience to do).

I described my recommendations and advice in one of my previous articles, link below.

How to clean a laptop from dust. by yourself at home.

Video driver problem

If the drivers “flew” to the video card, then most often, the screen changes the resolution (everything becomes large on it, the borders of the window are not visible, etc.), in some cases colors, brightness, etc. are distorted. Quite rarely, but this happens, the picture disappears at all, and the computer must be booted in safe mode to install the driver.

Because a description of the problematic of drivers is a rather large topic, then below I will give links to my previous articles, in which questions on finding and updating drivers are discussed.

How to enter Safe Mode.

This article will come in handy if you don’t know (or are having difficulty) how to enter Safe Mode. It is in it that you can remove the old driver cleanly and install a new one.

List of the best programs for updating drivers.

A great article that lists the best programs for automatically finding and updating drivers. It will be enough for you to install the program and press 1 button. then the program will do everything on its own for you!

How to install drivers on a computer, laptop.

Manual installation of new drivers.

How to uninstall AMD, nVidia, Intel video driver. clean and complete!

Often a new driver is not installed until you remove the old one. And removing a driver is not always easy, specials are often required. utilities for this business. The article describes how and what to use.

Screen Settings (About the Projector)

When connecting a laptop to a TV (for example) or to any other screen, you go to the screen settings and set the display option:

  • show the picture both on the laptop monitor and on the screen;
  • show the picture only on the laptop screen;
  • show only on the TV screen, etc.

But after disconnecting the laptop from the additional screen, it does not always “know” about this and can continue to broadcast the picture to the disconnected monitor, and turn off its own. A kind of mini-software failure.

To adjust the screen and select a projector, you can:

a) go to the Control Panel Hardware and Sound Screen, and select the link on the left. “Connect to the projector” (if the screen is off, you are unlikely to find this setting by touch. However, you can enter Safe Mode, in most cases everything works in it);

b) SIMultaneously press the WINP buttons, then the right arrow and Enter. If it does not help, WINP again, 2 times the right arrow and again Enter.

By the way, when you press WINP, a small window appears with a choice of 4 display options:

  • only a computer;
  • duplicate;
  • expand;
  • projector only.
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When you press the arrow to the right. then you change the set mode. By the way, if you select the last option and press Enter, then the screen will go out (curious ones. they can try).

Display option selection

IMPORTANT! On some laptop models. the screen can be turned off using special function keys. For example, in Acer notebooks, you can use the “FnF6” keys. Key combinations are usually always indicated in the documentation that came with your laptop.

Infection of laptop with virus software

Of course, you can expect a lot from viruses: damage to files, and formatting the disk, and sending virus messages, including the “game” with the screen: disconnecting, twisting, changing the brightness, etc. However, such viruses are very rare. Nevertheless, I cannot but recommend checking the laptop with a modern antivirus with updated databases.

List of the best antiviruses.

The article lists the best antiviruses of the current year. You can choose any of them, after installing it, update its anti-virus databases and scan your computer completely!

How to remove viruses from your computer if the antivirus does not see them.

Not all types of viruses can be found and recognized by the classic antivirus. If he didn’t find anything. use the recommendations from this article.

One more moment!

Recently, it is not classic viruses that cause much big problems, but adware, which is embedded in everything that is possible: in Windows, in browsers, etc. It happens that such applications purposefully show you a large banner, and so that you click on it, try to change the screen resolution so that only this banner is visible. As a result, an error occurs (for example, a conflict with the video driver), and the screen goes blank.

Checking and removing such adware from your PC, this little note will help you:

Power settings in Windows 7

So, you have the operating system Windows 7 and the monitor screen quickly goes blank, whether it is a laptop or a stationary computer?!

We go to the Power supply section. To do this, SIMply right-click on the power supply icon on the Taskbar (as shown in the screenshot below) and select Power supply in the context menu that appears:

If you do not see the power icon on the taskbar, in this case, click on the small triangle icon (in the picture to the left of the power icon) with the left mouse button and find the power icon.

You can enter the power supply in another way.

Start menu. Control Panel:

Next, select System and Security:

And Power Supply:

So, whether we entered the Power supply section through the Taskbar or through the Start menu, now in the selected power plan we click on the link with its settings:

And already here we can configure the way we need:

How long does it take to dim the display (monitor) or turn it off so that it goes out completely, as well as when to put the computer into sleep mode and adjust the screen brightness.

over, for a laptop, this can also be configured separately: From battery or From mains.

And, of course, after changing the settings, you need to save them for them to take effect:

So, if your monitor (laptop) screen goes blank quickly enough, try here to increase the time in the appropriate parameters (when to dim and turn off the display).

Since we have “climbed” into these settings, then, perhaps, it will be interesting for someone to delve into the additional settings:

But, this does not concern the topic raised, so I will leave it for independent development, especially since everything is intuitive enough there.

The monitor screen goes off quickly. What to do

I received a letter asking that the monitor screen goes off quickly. Verbatim:

Teach me what to do so that in my laptop the monitor does not go out so quickly when I read texts?

Of course, there are serious problems with monitors, and finding solutions to such problems can be quite serious business. So in some cases, even calling a specialist is indispensable.

But, also in many cases, the monitor screen quickly goes out SIMply due to the installed power settings.

Therefore, first of all, novice users just need to pay attention to these settings, which we will do in this article.

Let’s talk about Windows 7 first, and then about Windows XP, so choose where you need to deal with the monitor screen.

Power settings

Also, the screen goes blank quite often due to power settings (note: most often this happens during idle moments, when you leave the laptop / PC).

To check the power settings. open the Windows control panel, then the “Hardware and Sound” section, then the “Power supply” section (see the screen below).

In this section, you should see several power plans (balanced, economical, efficient, additional options are possible). open the settings of your current plan (see the screen below).

Then you will see the setting “Turn off the display”: next to this line there will be two different periods of time, depending on whether the laptop is running on battery or mains. Just set more minutes and save the parameters.

How long does it take to turn off the display

Also note that some laptop models (for example, Lenovo, Sony, etc.) may have special additional power control applications (installed with the drivers). Here to give recommendations, how and what is difficult, because software options can be a lot.

As a rule, to open such a panel (as in the screenshot below), it is enough to view the icons in the tray, if you have such a manager, you should find the icon there!

Lenovo. Smart Power Management

Incorrect driver work

It also often happens that some of the drivers does not work quite correctly. For example, if the video card driver does not work correctly, then the screen may often go blank or work with some failures. It is enough to SIMply reinstall them to solve the problem with dim color and causeless fading.

screen, goes, quickly

You need to download them only from official sources, otherwise you can only harm your computer.

DriverPack Solution Program

If the user does not know what drivers he has on the laptop and what not, then you can use the program “DriverPack Solution”. It will help not only find the available drivers, but also update them to the most current version. It also needs to be downloaded from the official website.

    As soon as the user downloads it on the Internet, the application will start by itself and will also independently scan the available devices. In the “Programs” tab there is a list of installed programs, but the “Drivers” tab will indicate the number of drivers that require updating.

Drivers tab indicates the number of drivers to be updated
You need to click on “Update all”, after which a window will open with a list of drivers, which, with the user’s consent, will be updated to the most current version.

Click on “Update All”

Experts recommend at this time not to work with your laptop, close all other files and applications, and let the program update the selected devices. On average, this procedure takes no more than 20 minutes, depending on how long ago the drivers on the PC were updated.

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Note! This program is useful not only if the laptop screen goes blank. Updating drivers may improve performance and speed up system performance.

The reason is in the BIOS

If the above methods did not help, then it is likely that the reason lies in the outdated version of BIOS. You need to go to the official website and see the list of updates. If so, the BIOS will need to be updated.

  • In this situation, the Q-Flash utility has proven itself well. It can be used by both novice and experienced users as it is very easy to use. After downloading it from an official source, you need to restart your computer, since this application will open in the BIOS settings themselves. To enter these settings, you need to press the “F2” key at the very beginning of the boot (sometimes “Del” is required).
  • Having entered the settings, the user will see the BIOS menu, in the left corner of which new information will appear, namely the name of the previously installed application. There is also a hint: to enable the user must press “F8”. By pressing this key, the system will issue a confirmation request. You will need to press the “Y” key, then on “Enter”.

Press the “Y” key, then on “Enter”
A new window will open, on the item “Save BIOS” you need to press “Enter”. Experts strongly recommend not to skip this step, since in case of an undesirable result, you can return the previous version. Then you need to click on “Update BIOS”, and then proceed to the next step.

Click on “Update BIOS”
If an old version of the program was installed, then the update process will begin at this stage. The new version will bring up a window asking where the user wants to install the BIOS from. The screenshot shows a USB flash drive, but you can use any media if you want. On this device you need to download the official latest version of BIOS in advance.

Choose from which device the BIOS will be updated
Now the system will ask again about the user’s confidence to update the BIOS. After his consent, the process itself will begin, which can be monitored in the settings. As soon as it finishes, the laptop will restart itself.

BIOS update process

Malicious applications often lead to various computer problems. However, statistics show that in this case, the reason lies in them rather rarely.

If the above methods did not help, you will need to resort to this method and make sure that there are or are not viruses. To do this, you need to run a scan with any antivirus

If it is not there, you will need to download it. Consider cleaning from viruses using the popular Avast antivirus as an example. There are both paid and free versions. In this case, we will consider the one for which you do not need to pay, but the user can install the paid option.

    You need to download the program from the official source, after which the “Welcome to Avast” window will appear. It is recommended to click “Typical installation”.

Downloading the program “Avast”
Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to register. This can be done both at that moment and later while working with the antivirus. If this is not done, then the user will be able to use the program for only a month.

Choosing a method for using the program
Now the application itself will open, in the left column you will need to find “Scan computer”, then run either express scan (it takes a little time, but does not check the files very carefully), or full / smart scan (view all available files and applications, but can take longer). By choosing one of the options, the program will start scanning and, if there are viruses, it will offer to remove them.

Choosing one of the options for scanning

After getting rid of malicious applications, the laptop screen should stop dimming.

If all else fails, then you will have to carry your device to the service center, where specialists will find and fix the problem.

Using third-party programs

If using the standard Windows tool is not enough for you, then consider using the Multi Monitor Tool. This is a free utility from Nirsoft that allows you to manage multiple displays. It has quite a few features, including the ability to deactivate or completely turn off any display. This tool only works when there are two or more displays.

Launch the Multi Monitor Tool and select your external monitor from the list of connected displays displayed on it. Right click on it and select Turn Off Selected Monitors or Turn Off Monitors. This option only applies to the monitor you selected. To turn the monitor back on, right-click on it again and select the “Turn On Selected Monitors” or “Turn On Monitors” options.

This method has a slight inconvenience: when you enable or disable an external monitor using the Multi Monitor Tool, the Windows service does not remember which one was your primary and which was your secondary monitor. The monitor you connect will always be accepted as an additional monitor.

To fix this, you will have to go to the Settings app in Windows 10, and in the System section under the Display tab, reinstall the primary and secondary monitors. But it is not very convenient to carry out such a procedure every time. Instead, you can save the current monitor configuration and load it after connecting a second monitor. All your own display settings will go back immediately after disconnecting the external monitor.

Before saving your current monitor configuration, configure your displays exactly the way you like. Then open the “Multi Monitor Tool”, in the main menu bar, click the “File” section and select the “Save monitor configuration” tab. Enter the name of the configuration file in the window and click the “Save” button. To load the saved monitor configuration, go to the “File” section of the main menu and select the “Load monitor configuration” tab.

Select the required download file and click the “Open” button. The saved monitor configuration will be loaded.

Power settings in Windows 7

So, you have a Windows 7 operating system and the monitor screen quickly goes blank, whether it is a laptop or a stationary computer?!

We go to the Power supply section. To do this, SIMply right-click on the power supply icon on the Taskbar (as shown in the screenshot below) and select Power supply in the context menu that appears:

If you do not see the power icon on the taskbar, in this case, click on the small triangle icon (in the picture to the left of the power icon) with the left mouse button and find the power icon.

You can enter the power supply in another way.

Start menu. Control Panel:

Next, select System and Security:

And Power Supply:

So, whether we entered the Power supply section through the Taskbar or through the Start menu, now in the selected power plan we click on the link with its settings:

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And already here we can configure the way we need:

How long does it take to dim the display (monitor) or turn it off so that it goes out completely, as well as when to put the computer into sleep mode and adjust the screen brightness.

over, for a laptop, this can also be configured separately: From battery or From mains.

And, of course, after changing the settings, you need to save them for them to take effect:

So, if your monitor (laptop) screen goes blank quickly enough, try here to increase the time in the appropriate parameters (when to dim and turn off the display).

Since we have “climbed” into these settings, then, perhaps, it will be interesting for someone to delve into the additional settings:

But, this does not concern the topic raised, so I will leave it for independent development, especially since everything is intuitive enough there.

The monitor screen goes off quickly. What to do

I received a letter asking that the monitor screen goes off quickly. Verbatim:

Teach me what to do so that in my laptop the monitor does not go out so quickly when I read texts?

Of course, there are serious problems with monitors, and finding solutions to such problems can be quite serious business. So in some cases, even calling a specialist is indispensable.

But, also in many cases, the monitor screen quickly goes out SIMply due to the installed power settings.

Therefore, first of all, novice users just need to pay attention to these settings, which we will do in this article.

Let’s talk about Windows 7 first, and then about Windows XP, so choose where you need to deal with the monitor screen.

Laptop screen goes blank in Windows 10

Turn off the selected screen

If you want to turn off the monitor for a longer time or for any other reason, you can use other options of the standard application for working with Windows monitors. You have the ability to temporarily turn off the image supply to any monitor of your choice, and work only on one of them, and the second will be turned off.

Press the Windows P keyboard shortcut to turn off the monitor. From the pop-up menu on the right side of the screen, you can select the desired option to turn off the monitor:

“Only computer screen”. this option turns off the second monitor and leaves the main screen of your computer;

“Second screen only”. this option accordingly turns off the main screen of your computer and sends a signal only to the second monitor.

In accordance with your requirements and time needs, select the desired option and activate it using the keyboard shortcut “Windows P” or using the mouse.

Whenever you need to share two monitors again or need an extended desktop, you can use the last of the suggested options to feed the image on two screens. Using the Windows P keyboard shortcut, bring up the Project pop-up menu and activate the Extend option.

Dual monitors will resume.

Power supply problem

The most common cause is a lack of power settings. Dealing with this is very SIMple, just follow a SIMple aLGorithm:

    Go to the “Control Panel” and select the section “Hardware and Sound” from 8 thematic blocks. It includes viewing devices and printers, changing their settings and other functions.

We go to the “Control Panel” and select the section “Hardware and Sound”
A window with several tabs will open. In this situation, you will need the “Power supply” section, thanks to which you can make power settings.

Choose “Power supply”
The Select or Configure Power Management window should now appear. These parameters control how the computer uses electricity. You need to pay attention to the circuit that is currently active (there will be a black dot to the left of it). Next to it there is “Setting the power supply scheme”, which you need to click with the left mouse button.

We select “Setting the power supply scheme”
In this section, you need to find out the time after which the laptop goes out. This is the time when the user is not behind his device and does not move the computer mouse. It is necessary to set the time of activity that the user needs. Also in these settings, you can make sure that the computer does not completely go out.

Section with temporary actions

If the user has a laptop from the manufacturer Acer, then he just needs to SIMultaneously press the “Fn” and “F6” keys. With this SIMple step, the problem can be resolved. On laptops from other companies, you need to press other keys, which are indicated in the technical instructions for the device.

Dirty laptop

The second most popular reason is the accumulation of dust in the laptop. Most often, Asus owners meet with this situation. It was noted that immediately after cleaning, the device stopped extinguishing.

You can take the laptop to professionals for cleaning, but it is quite possible to handle it yourself:

    First you need to completely turn off the device, it should not be in sleep mode. It must also be disconnected from the network. The user will then need to gently flip it over so the cover is at the bottom and disconnect the battery.

Turn the laptop over and remove the battery
The next step is to remove the cover of the device. In some cases, it can be removed not completely, but only partially. You will need the part where the cooler is located, which is needed so that the laptop does not overheat. The bolts for each model are different, it all depends on the manufacturer. They must be carefully unscrewed. Most often, the manufacturers hide the fastening itself behind special stickers or behind rubber inserts. Usually the cooling system is immediately visible as it collects the most dust.

Removing the cover on the fan
The disassembled device will look like this:

Laptop with covers removed
Since the user only needs a cooler for cleaning, it must be carefully removed. It is important to remember that you first need to disconnect the power loop.

Disconnect the power loop
Now you need to arm yourself with a brush and a vacuum cleaner. They need to thoroughly purge the entire body, paying particular attention to the corners and the radiator. It is a yellow or orange plate with many different slots. You also need to thoroughly purge the cooler itself. At the end of cleaning, SIMply brush off the remaining dust with a brush.

We clean the laptop from dust

This completes the cleaning process. It is necessary to attach everything back, namely the cooler (after reconnecting it to the power cable again) and the cover. All bolts must be reinserted and pasted over the existing stickers, attach rubber inserts.

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