Compaq Armada 1750 screen turns off after 15 mins
Posted on 2006-11-03
I have an old Compaq Armada 1750 whose screen turns off after 15 mins of inactivity. The problem is I am using it to watch movies on so this is really annoying.
Even more annoying is that the only way to seeming get it to come back on again is to reset or reboot the laptop. I have tried all the key combinations I can think of and none seem to work, including using the mouse..
The laptop only runs off the mains and all the power saving settings have been turned off both within windows XP Pro settings and the BIOS (via a Softpaq utility from Compaq).
I am going to test some more but it seems to happen after a consistent 15 mins so this leads me to think the screen is being purposely turned off by something rather than there being a hardware fault. I am not sure if it is the actual screen going off or just the backlight at the moment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me a bit nuts. I have a copy of windows 2000 that I could install, but want to see if anyone has any ideas first as installing it may not solve the situation (in other words it may not be an XP issue).
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