Powerbook screen goes blank

MarkRob

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Jul 26, 2005
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I am new to macs and have a new powerbook. While working on a document, the screen goes blank and the mouse and keyboard turn off. I then click a few keys and they come on again. Any idea what is going on? The power is connected and the battery is fully charged.
Any ideas appreciated. mark :confused:
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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It's a setting to conserve energy. You can stop it (although I don't really recommend it since it's saving you power) in the System Preferences from memory.
 

MarkRob

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2005
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The preferences are set to stay on for at least an hour. The screen goes blank while I am using it!
 

edpi

macrumors newbie
Jul 1, 2006
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having the same problem

My Powerbook G4 display is going black at seemingly random intervals. It comes back on if I hit the space bar. This is not a power saver setting. I have set power options so that neither the computer nor the display should ever sleep. Also, this is happening sometimes in the middle of active sessions, say while I am typing.

This is a recent phenomenon; I accepted the latest set of Tiger updates not long ago. I wonder whether that might be involved.