I have two laptops that I'm having this problem with. Currently, though it's the old Vista laptop - a Compac Presario - which keeps fading to black no matter what I'm doing on it. I can view the screen on an alternate display without problems. I have placed a fan tray underneath the laptop to prevent overheating. I have changed the power settings so that the hard drive never turns off and that the screen never turns off either. I never had this problem with either laptop in the past. The Compac was recently formatted and worked for 1 week without problems, but now the screen is fading to black monents after it boots up - and stays black until I turn it off and then on again. Could it be a problem with the updated drivers that the laptop recently updated itself with as part of the Windows updates? I notice computers nearly always work better without the updates. Unfortunately, this is Friday evening so I can't contact HP for another three days.
Any ideas, please