Screen goes black after a few minutes.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Benjamindaines, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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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.
     
  2. tingly macrumors 6502

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  3. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Nope, it's set to 20 mins until the screen shuts off, never dim and never sleep
     
  4. klymr macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yup, I've set that.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  7. nursey9 macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Sep 19, 2016 ---
    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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