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need a free program to turn off a laptop monitor and turn it back on at certain times. Example - Off from 9pm to 5am.
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You can create a scheduled task and run this:
http://www.redmondpie.com/turn-off-your-notebook-lcd-with-one-click/

Do you really just want to turn off your monitor, or your entire PC?

If you want your PC shut off/on at a certain time you can create a scheduled task to shut it down.  If you look in your BIOS settings there are usually power management settings that allow you to start the PC at certain times.  I shut my computer off when I leave work, then have it auto-start at 7am before I get in.
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i do not see how to turn it back on
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i just want the monitor to turn off at 9pm and back on at 5am
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Okay, then use this:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Copy the file to your C drive and create 2 scheduled tasks.

Turn Off task:
Calls application c:\nircmd.exe, with argument "monitor off"

Turn On task:
Calls application c:\nircmd.exe, with argument "monitor on"

I just tested this on my machine and it works fine, leaves the computer on, just shuts off the screens.
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works great
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