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My mac screen keeps going dull, like it's in power saving mode, but it does it after a few seconds and is driving me mad!

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CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 15:25:42

Dh is a techy, but even he hasn't managed to suss out why, as all the settings that he thinks should affect it are ok.

Can anyone help?

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 15:27:06

Just counted and reckon it took 45 seconds.

LittleMyDancing Wed 03-Sep-08 15:28:49

IS it a desktop or a laptop?

EyeballsintheSky Wed 03-Sep-08 15:29:12

Ah, was going to suggest power settings. Erm...

<thinks> although if DH is a techy I'm unlikely to do better than him!

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 15:30:46


Dh hadn't used a mac before playing on mine eyeballs, so give it your best shot regardless!

LittleMyDancing Wed 03-Sep-08 15:37:00

Are you working with your power supply plugged in, or off the battery?

sometimes if the battery is getting on a bit, it can lose power much quicker than expected. means a new battery is needed.

if you're plugged in, then I don't know, I'm afraid!

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 15:42:15

Plugged in, and battery replaced a few months ago as I had one of the dodgy ones.

LittleMyDancing Wed 03-Sep-08 15:53:39

<<thump>> that was me reaching the end of my technical knowledge. Sorry. grin

brimfull Wed 03-Sep-08 15:54:23

my macbook does this if I'm reading and not touching the mouse

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 16:00:03

How quickly does it happen for you ggirl?

Pruners Wed 03-Sep-08 16:01:38

Message withdrawn

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 16:18:24

Hmmm. I just changed the display sleep option for battery from one min to 3 mins, and locked the change, and 5 mins later my screen hadn't faded. Tres odd. Will test some more later as don't want to leave machine untouched at the mo as want to MN!

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 16:19:17

Oh, and huge congrats if what I heard the other day is true Pruners .

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 03-Sep-08 16:21:45

lol - dh has obv been lurking on MN this afternoon, as I've just seen an email from him with a link to something to install, as he's apparently discovered that it is a bug.

Obviously I should post all my problems on MN if I want him to solve them quickly!

(Am not installing it yet though).

brimfull Wed 03-Sep-08 16:27:39

well have just changed it on my preferences ,from 1 min to 10.
this laptop quite new to me-that's my excuse for being so thick

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