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Laptop screen keeps going black - Please Help

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Hi can anyone help? I'm not technically minded at all and need an idiots guide solution if anyone has one.

 The screen on my laptop has suddenly started going dark for no apparent reason. It starts up fine, the desktop comes up and you can see it then suddenly it all goes black. The only way I can get the screen to then display is by pushing the on/off button. When it comes back up sometimes I can use the laptop for up to 10 mins but the screen always goes black again. What can I do?

 Helpless from Birmingham!

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  • Perhaps you have some sort of power saver settings going on.

    Next time, also post your OS so we don't have to guess.

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Precision M6300 - Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa / Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual-boot
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3