I keep going from forum to forum, windows support site to windows support site. This problem is not that simple - at least for me. When my screen goes black, it may either stay off (until I press the shortcut key on my laptop that toggles between "disconnect projector" or "computer only"/"duplicate"/"extend"/"projector only"), or come right back on, but either way, it thinks it detects some external monitor. Of course I don't have an extra monitor, and even if I have my computer plugged into my TV, the screen on the tv will go black just as randomly as well. When I have anything up in my browser that uses flash, the flash plugin crashes immediately after (some of) the black screens.
I've tried going to graphics properties/options to set the default monitor to the generic pnp monitor, which is the built-in display. I've left my computer off for hours, turned it on and it still goes through these issues immediately (so it's not the fan). I found some advice that it could be that my brightness is set too high. No, that doesn't fix it either. I tried changing the power saving modes, nope. I went to Windows Mobility Center, and disconnected monitor. That works momentarily, but then it keeps going back. I went into Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution >> Advanced Settings >> Monitor tab >> then it shows my built-in display (Generic PnP Monitor), and depending on the troubleshooting I was doing before hand, it will also show the mysterious invisible Generic non-PnP Monitor. If I click on the non-PnP one, then properties, then I click on the driver tab, I will see the button that says disable. I would've jumped for joy had it worked, but the program immediately stopped responding when I clicked it. Task manager here I come... After ending that task, I'm out of options. Someone, with all this imformation, I'm sure SOMEONE could have an answer. Anyone?