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Inspiron 9400/E1705 Close Lid Fix (Fix for screen staying black after you open the display)

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Fix for closing the screen

First off i owe credit to the following guide, i tweaked it for the Inspiron 9400/E1705: Original Guide

 

Step 1: Download the Archive.zip that i have attached and use the files within when i refer to attachments

 

Step 2: Download & Install InsomniacX to disable sleep: http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo

 

Step 3: Download "Newscreen" from attachment and place it in "/usr/local/bin"

 

Step 4: Add execute permissions by using the terminal:

 

cd /usr/local/bin

chmod 755 newscreen

 

Step 5: Download "fixscreen" from attachment and place it in "usr/local/bin"

 

Step 6: Download "fixmyscreen.scpt" from attachment and place it in "[HARD DRIVE NAME]/Library/Scripts"

 

Step 7: Open the "fixmyscreen.scpt" file (should open in Script Editor) and replace the username and password fields with your information.Hit the button "Compile" then SAVE the file.

 

Step 8: Download Quicksilver: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22549

 

Step 9: Install Quicksilver and when you get to the plug-in screen select the "Terminal" plugin. Finish the rest of the install.

 

Step 10: When Quick silver starts you will get a window with 2 boxes, one will be called Subject. Open finder and go to "[HARD DRIVE NAME]/Library/Scripts" take the file we placed here ""fixmyscreen.scpt" and drag it onto the Subject entry box. It should now be filled in with the location of the file. Still in this window click the settings button (looks like a little gear int he right corner) and select "Triggers". This will open a new "Triggers" window. At the bottom of this window is a "+" sign, click this and select "HotKey". For the Select an Item box enter "fixmyscreen" then for the Action box select "Run". In the Command box it should automaticaly say "fixmyscreen(Run)" if it does then you can click the Save button. This will return you to the "Triggers" window.

 

Step 11: Now that you have made the trigger you can assign a Hot Key for it. In the Triggers window there is a columb labeled "Trigger" under this columb and on the same line as the "fixmyscreen (Run)" click the emty space and this will bring out a side menu. In this side menu you will be able to select a Hot Key that will allow the fix to work. I have selected "ALT + F8".

 

Step 12: Open Quicksilver back up and go to preferences:

- Checkmark "Start at login"

- Uncheckmark "Warn before quitting"

- Uncheckmark "Enable advanced features"

- Uncheckmark "Show icon in dock"

- Checkmark "Show icon in menu bar Normal" (if you want to easily be able to go back into the prefrences or settings again)

- Uncheckmark "Include acess to full contents of menu bar"

(Optional)- Checkmark "Check for updates: Weekly"

(Optional)- Checkmark "Download updates in the background"

(Optional)- Checkmark "Install updates without asking"

 

 

Step 13: Next time you close your lid and open it and the screen wont come on, Press "Alt + F8" and after a few flickers of the screen it should come back to the proper size and best part you can see a screen.

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Something so much easier i just figured out completely by accident. If you enable Hot Corners to Sleep Display and when you experience the issue of the display not turning back on, all you have do is move the trackpad pointer (even though you cant see the mouse moving) to the Hot Corner and then back off of it and the display will wake.

 

To Enable Hot Corners:

Apple Icon >> System Preferences >> Desktop & Screen Saver >> Hot Corners... (Button) >> Change any of the corners or all of the corners to "Sleep Display"

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Something so much easier i just figured out completely by accident. If you enable Hot Corners to Sleep Display and when you experience the issue of the display not turning back on, all you have do is move the trackpad pointer (even though you cant see the mouse moving) to the Hot Corner and then back off of it and the display will wake.

 

To Enable Hot Corners:

Apple Icon >> System Preferences >> Desktop & Screen Saver >> Hot Corners... (Button) >> Change any of the corners or all of the corners to "Sleep Display"

 

yep, this is old :blink: has been implemented in sonotone's patcher for Dells after I found that this wakes the display from sleep. also here. the same happens if you get back from deep sleep on Dell Inspiron with gma950. and older posts with black screen after monitor sleep. here is the first one....

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On my SL 10.6.6 Inspiron 6400 was the same problem with the black screen.

I've searched a long time for the right kext, what could be the problem.

 

So for me this solution is the simplest one to do.

 

Thank you!

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