I have a Compaq Presario (AMD) 2105US Laptop. Bought it 4 years back and the Battery ran out 2 years back. Haven't replaced the battery yet and have been running the laptop on direct power every since.
Probably because of that, in the last 4-5 months, i have been having some severe display issues. The screen goes for a toss now and then when any screen with little extra colors is opened up. I have tried every trick in the book and even online chat sessions with HP support staff for correcting the issue and nothing has solved the problem.
When fiddling with my power options I had set my Monitor power to be turned off in 1 minute when idle. That helped a bit. When the monitor powers off , and then i move my mouse the regular screen returns. So I kept that setting and everytime such an issue happened, I just left the comp idle for a minute and monitor would switch off and I would continue. Lately the display garbing out has increased in frequency and happens once every 10 minutes or so.
So waiting for one minute has become a pain.
Is there a shortcut key in Windows XP / Can a Short cut be configured using the Registry to switch off the laptop monitor using a Keyboard Key. I searched the net but mostly the suggestion was to use a third party program to acheive it. Can it be done with a tweak instead of installing a program?
Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.