I've searched here and found this for windows 7. Would this be applicable to Windows 8 on a laptop? I would be surprised if we have to fiddle in the BIOs to get a basic function working...?
I'm helping someone with a new Samsung series 5 laptop with windows 8 installed. we have set the screensaver and the battery/AC power options. The screensaver turns on after the set amount of time, but the laptop screen does not turn off after 5 or 10 minutes (depending on battery/AC). We've updated the machine and restarted several times, etc.
We are quite disappointed that a brand new Samsung with Windows 8 can't even turn off the monitor correctly.