Screen does not turn off when I close the lid on my Inspiron 8600

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Screen does not turn off when I close the lid on my Inspiron 8600

  • I have a Inspiron 8600 laptop.  I just upgraded from Win XP Pro to Vista Ultimate a few days ago.  In the past, when I close the lid, the screen will shut off, but after the Vista upgrade, it no longer shut off the screeen when I close the lid.  Is there a setting to configure that?  The only 'close lid' setting that I can find is whether it'll go to sleep, hibernate, or nothing.  I currently have that set to 'nothing', just like when I was on Win XP Pro, because I don't want the system to go to sleep or hibernate.  What am I missing?  Thanks for the help!
  • Go to your power options in system and click on advance. What do you have the down arrow telling it to do when you close the lid?

    Bill

    Dell Vostro 3750 I5, 8 GB, 240 GB Seagate 600 SSD HD, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Office 2013 Professional Plus with Business Contact Manager

  • I am in the same boat.  I've tried everything I can think of.  Forcing new drivers, which in my experience has just made things worse, and even palying with the regstry to no avail!  I'm curious, what video card have you got?  I've got the GeForce FX Go5200 64MB.  I wonder if this problem is specific to this card?  If so the solution might be to give up and upgrade the card... Is anyone else having this problem with a different card?  And of course if anyone has heard of a solution... PLEASE... I'm all ears.