Screen goes black after a few minutes.

Benjamindaines

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Mar 24, 2005
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A religiously oppressed state
After a few minutes of sitting idle my MacBook Pro's screen goes black. When you move the mouse the screen comes back to life, you see a bit of the screen saver, then it goes back to the desktop. If the computer is left to sit (until the screen is set to turn off) the sleep light will come on (steady, not pulsing). If the screen is set to never sleep, there is not issues.

How can I fix this, it's really annoying.
 

klymr

macrumors 65816
May 16, 2007
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Utah
Assuming you know what you are talking about, but I'll say it anyway: You can change the energy savings for both powered and battery use. I'm sure you have is set right though.
 

squeeks

macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2007
3,392
15
Florida
yeah its a bug, we already know...one person suggested turning off the dim screen feature in the displays properties, but i dont know if that helps or not, it didnt seem to help me but im not too sure
 

nursey9

macrumors newbie
Sep 19, 2016
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After a few minutes of sitting idle my MacBook Pro's screen goes black. When you move the mouse the screen comes back to life, you see a bit of the screen saver, then it goes back to the desktop. If the computer is left to sit (until the screen is set to turn off) the sleep light will come on (steady, not pulsing). If the screen is set to never sleep, there is not issues.

How can I fix this, it's really annoying.
[doublepost=1474298704][/doublepost]This happened to me and then, eventually the computer went dark and I couldn't get it to come on. I took it to an authorized Mac repair shop and this is what he told me : the cords are made biodegradable. In short, they wear out. We replaced the cord from the computer to the outlet for $5 and it works again. Try that first before you spend a bunch of money trying to fix it.
 
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