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My ASUS Notebook

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January 24, 2013 12:01:20 AM

I have an ASUS Notebook. Every 10-20 minutes, the screen goes black. Once you wiggle the mouse, the screen comes back, but it is not caused by lack of activity because it will happen in the middle of something I am doing. I recently purchased it, and assume it is not a hardware problem, but I turned off all of the settings that would cause it. As you can imagine this is incredibly irritating when trying to watch a movie. What is your suggestion?

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January 24, 2013 12:52:47 AM

Without knowing the cause of the problem, I could only suggest install a anti-sleeping program called caffeine and see if it will help.
January 24, 2013 6:48:38 AM

Hi there.
Could you give us the model of your notebook?
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January 28, 2013 5:58:26 PM

ASUS X54C
January 28, 2013 6:01:23 PM

harmster said:
Hi there.
Could you give us the model of your notebook?

Yes, it is an ASUS X54C
January 29, 2013 6:37:55 AM

Could you check if you got the newest BIOS update? The newest version is BIOS 210. It fixes some minor issues with power saving modes. Hopefully it can fix your problem.
January 31, 2013 4:27:54 PM

harmster said:
Could you check if you got the newest BIOS update? The newest version is BIOS 210. It fixes some minor issues with power saving modes. Hopefully it can fix your problem.

How can I tell if I did? And how can I install it, if it is not updated?
February 1, 2013 8:34:25 AM

First boot your notebook to the bios by pressing the F2 key during the POST screen ( Asus logo )

When entering the bios you see directly the version number on your screen with some system info ( type cpu and mem installed etc )

Go to the Asus site and check the for the latest bios version of your unit. You cant find the latest bios in the download section. Unpack after downloading the file onto a USB stick ( root ).
Reboot your machine with the USB stick already in it with your new bios file and enter again the bios. Now go to the second tab "Advanced" and search for the option "Start easy flash" ( usual the 2nd option from above ). Press it.

Now in Easy flash you need to searh for your USB stick. Select your bios file. Your bios will check if its the correct file and ( just follow the on screen wizzard ) to flash your bios. After flashing reboot your system and yet again go to your bios with F2. Now set your bios to default factory setting by pressing F9 key and press after that F10 to save settings and exit ( reboot ). Done :) 
February 2, 2013 3:15:04 AM

I have a discontinued model. Is there an alternate site I could download the BIOS update on?
February 4, 2013 11:50:33 PM

Thanks guys! Caffeine did the trick. However, I needed the BIOS update anyway. So, thanks to all!
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