How do I fix my monitor from going to sleep?

Answered by Tom Adger

To fix your monitor from going to sleep, you can adjust the power settings on your Windows computer. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Right-click on the Windows icon located at the bottom left corner of your screen. A context menu will appear.
2. From the context menu, select “Power Options.” This will open the Power Options control panel.
3. In the Power Options window, you will see a list of power plans. Identify the currently active power plan (it will have a bullet point next to it) and click on the “Change plan settings” link next to it.
4. On the next screen, click on the “Change advanced power settings” link. This will open the advanced power settings dialog box.
5. In the advanced power settings dialog box, you will see a list of power options categories. Scroll down and find the “Sleep” category. Click on the small plus (+) icon next to it to expand the options.
6. Look for the “System unattended sleep timeout” option and click on it to select it.
7. By default, this option is usually set to a relatively short period of time, like 2 or 5 minutes. To prevent your monitor from going to sleep too quickly, change the value to a longer duration. For example, you can set it to 30 minutes or any other suitable time period.
8. After changing the value, click on the “Apply” button and then click “OK” to save the settings.

By adjusting the “System unattended sleep timeout” setting, you are telling your computer to wait for the specified period of inactivity before putting the monitor to sleep. This should prevent your monitor from going to sleep too quickly.

Additionally, you can also check your computer’s display settings to ensure that it is not set to turn off the display after a certain period of inactivity. Here’s how:

1. Right-click on the desktop and select “Display settings” from the context menu.
2. In the Display settings window, scroll down and click on the “Power & sleep” option located in the left sidebar.
3. Under the “Screen” section, make sure that the “Turn off the display” option is set to a longer duration or “Never.”

By adjusting both the power settings and display settings, you can ensure that your monitor stays awake for a longer duration without going to sleep.

It’s worth mentioning that the steps provided above are specifically for Windows computers. If you are using a different operating system, the process may vary slightly.