Screen is black

Noni - May 12, 2022 at 10:07 AM
 JaceBranyan - Nov 24, 2022 at 09:18 PM
My laptop screen went black while I was going through slides and won't light back up, the power light is on

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Irina2207 Posts 46 Registration date Friday January 21, 2022 Status Member Last seen June 26, 2023 33
May 19, 2022 at 06:02 AM
On Windows, a black screen is among the most difficult problems you can face with your computer because it won't give an error code or message you can use to determine the root of the cause to fix it.
Although a black screen could appear due to many things, it's usually related to graphics drivers or compatibility problems with a new version of Windows. It could also happen when the device receives a buggy system update. Or it could end up being a hardware-related problem with the display, video adapter, or physical connection.

Check connection issues
If the problem surfaces before signing into Windows, it's likely a problem with the connection between the device and display.
In this case, you should double-check the physical connection, ensuring that both ends of the video signal cable are correctly connected in the correct in and out ports. Disconnecting and reconnecting the video cable and shaking the mouse can also help to wake up the display.
Recheck your monitor to see if it's receiving sufficient power.
Detect display
Sometimes, a black screen happens because Windows 10 will lose its connection with the display. Using the Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B keyboard shortcut can restart the video driver and refresh the connection with the monitor.

Disconnect non-essential devices
Peripherals connected to the device may be the reason for the black screen or black screen with the spinning dots during startup. Usually, spinning dots during startup indicates that an update is installing, and you need to wait a few moments, but if it takes a long time, it could be a compatibility problem with the hardware.
If you experience something similar, disconnect all peripherals, including printers, cameras, removable drives, Bluetooth, docking stations, and other USB devices from your computer
Due to the Black screen, if you have lost data, then you can prefer some data recovery software to recover your data back.
HelpiOS Posts 14371 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen June 19, 2024 1,879
May 13, 2022 at 10:11 AM

While your screen is black, press at the same time the Windows + P keys.

Press the up arrow key 3 times and press Enter.

If that doesn't work, connect an external monitor and repeat these steps.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

Check out the possible solutions below to troubleshoot the issue.

  1. Optimize your startup applications. 
  2. Check your cables and connections.
  3. Unplug all unnecessary accessories.
  4. Try a BIOS/UEFI reset and check the boot order.
  5. Launch a Windows repair.
  6. Boot into Safe Mode.
  7. Roll back or update all drivers in Safe Mode.

Hope This Works,

thomas1029 Posts 3 Registration date Monday October 10, 2022 Status Member Last seen June 8, 2024
Oct 25, 2022 at 04:17 AM

There are a few explanations for why does your Monitor Go Black For A Second. Use of a splitter, a connection that is too thin or long, or just a substandard cable could all be contributing factors. The signal could be lost if the cable is too lengthy or too thin. Additionally, if the transmission is too brief, the monitor will briefly go dark while searching for a longer signal. An outdated cable may possibly be the cause of this issue.


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Control. Escape. Power off button? Something pops up hit the off button again. Boom fixed (usually works for chromebooks idk about any other pc or computer.