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Windows (7 & Vista) laptop monitor does not come back after closing lid

Windows (7 & Vista) laptop monitor does not come back after closing lid

I'm experiencing an issue with Windows Vista (and now Windows 7) with my laptop. When I close the laptop lid the monitor goes blank but will not come back on after I re-open the laptop. The screen stays blank and nothing that I do will get it to come back. The laptop is an HP DV9000 series.

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Guest [Entry]

You might also want to see if there is a BIOS update for your notebook. Things like what you describe can sometimes be caused by ACPI (i.e. power management) oddities that can be (and often are) fixed in BIOS.
Guest [Entry]

"I have a similar problem when I put my laptop in sleep mode and close the lid.

Typically I open it, which boots it with a blank screen, then sleep it again (with the lid open). If I then boot it again it will give me my login screen.

Possibly you could try to use your function key (Fn) or Windows logo + P to make it switch screens to get to your desktop.

Off course these are rather ""hacky"" ways and are merely based on trial and error. Hopefully I can find something more conclusive like changing settings, do you need the screen to go blank when you close the lid?"
Guest [Entry]

I had this issue with Vista (seems to work correctly with Windows 7). With Vista, I had to turn off wifi first, then hibernation would work correctly. When I'd forget to turn off wifi it was hit or miss (almost always a miss).
Guest [Entry]

Is the lid button getting stuck? Usually it's just a little pin that gets pressed in when you close it; try pressing it yourself and see if it pops out freely. As long as the Power Options are all set to "just turn off monitor", I'd lean toward a hardware issue before an OS problem.
Guest [Entry]

If you have added RAM which works though is not certified for the laptop from HP, it will cause this issue. Take out all add-on RAM and try putting the system to sleep and waking back up.