I have dell laptop sometimes when I close the lid and then reopen the screen becomes totally black but windows are running

puneet222

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On opening the lid after sleep, sometimes screen becomes black
Means laptop is running but there is no display
 

papablista

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try momentarily pressing the power button after raising the lid, it is in hibernation, you can set it to different actions in your power plan ; control panel- power options
 

ethanwdp

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If waking it from hibernation by pressing the power button doesn't work, try a powerdrain (turn off the laptop, unplug everything, remove the battery, and hold down the power button for 30secs. Put everything back in and turn it back on.). If that doesn't work either, it might be a problem with the video cable being pinched by the hinge. Either take it apart and see what's wrong (if you know what you're doing) or bring it into a repair shop.
 
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