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Possible workaround for blank screen after sleep
Authored by: mdale7 on Jun 21, '06 08:32:55AM

It also works if you shut the screen (thus forcing the computer to go to sleep), wait a few seconds (until the sleeping light comes on) and then open the screen back up.

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me too
Authored by: SOX on Jun 21, '06 08:58:04AM

yeah, closing and re-opening it does the job for me. I find this effect is most often induced when I change an external screen while it is asleep.

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Authored by: Felix_the_Mac on Jun 21, '06 09:39:34AM

That has never worked for me.
When I do have a 'black-screen-of-death' then closing the lid does not cause the sleep light to come on, and opening has no effect.

Of course, if there were occassions when shutting the lid did in fact circumvent the problem then they wouldn't count as 'black-screen-of-death' crashes. So maybe I have just forgotten those occasions.

The same logic applies to this hint - since the machine recovered I cannot be sure that it was this technique that saved it. But maybe it will do someone some good.

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