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Screen Turns Black during a Presentation

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    Screen Turns Black during a Presentation


    I am using Windows 8 on my laptop. If I connect my laptop to a video projector and left it idle for about 4 minutes, the screen turns black. So I am trying to avoid this. Here is what I did so far. First I found that for Windows 8, the option of presentation setting is not available in Control panel -> Windows Mobility Center (Fig. 1).


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    Next I looked for the screen saver and found that I have not activated it at all. Also the (Fig. 2)

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    Next I tried to Change the power setting by going to Control panel -> Change power setting -> Change when to turn off the display and set all of the as Never (Fig. 3)

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    I still got the black screen after doing these. Finally I noticed that after I left my laptop idle for about 4 minutes, it says "maintenance is in progress" in the "Action center". After searching through web, I found that an easy way to stop this maintenance during my presentation. I disconnected from the wireless internet temporary when giving a presentation. I tested this and after disconnecting from internet there will be no "maintenance is in progress".

    However, the screen still turns black during presentation, even after disconnecting from the internet. Any help will be appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forum Sina! How about advanced power settings?

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    I checked it. Both of them (i.e on battery and Plugged in) have already been set as "Never".

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Welcome to the forum Sina! How about advanced power settings?

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