Steps to Fix the ‘Laptop LCD black’ Issue
If you are unable to work on your laptop just because its LCD has gone black or blank, there could be a number of reasons for this error. To assist you to resolve the error, here are some quick solutions that you can apply. For your read-through, we are also highlighting the possible causes so you may apply the particular fix that is relevant to you–
At times if the computer is unable to boot properly, you might not be able to view anything on the laptop screen. At this point, try hearing the booting sound; if there is no sound or the computer is sounding differently, then try to reboot the computer
Operating System Error
If your laptop boots up fine but the screen goes black after displaying the login screen or after selecting a user profile or after entering the password, then there is an issue with the operating system of your computer. It might be that the system files have gone corrupt. In this case restart the computer to fix the error. Yes, even a restart can roll over simple bugs on your computer.
If the display on the computer screen is partially visible then it might be an issue with the brightness setting, which might be set at low. Ensure that you are not using power saving settings by plugging your laptop on charging. If this fixes the issue, you can consider it resolved.
However, if the LCD is still black, then try increasing the brightness of your laptop screen by following the below given steps –
- Press and hold the ‘Function Key’ that is abbreviated as “Fn” on the laptop keyboard.
- Now, click on the ‘up’ (↑) arrow key or the key with a brightness symbol (brightness key symbol appears like a sun) for a couple of times, till the brightness is adjusted.
Graphic Card Issue
Ensure that the Graphics Cards in your laptop are not creating the issue. To verifying, connect your laptop to a different monitor. Here are quick steps to assist you in connecting your laptop to an external monitor –
- Connect the external monitor by using a VGA connector and connect it to VGA port on the laptop.
- Now, turn on your computer and it will automatically get connected to the external display screen.
At this stage if the external display screen is still not working well with your laptop, check to see if the graphics card or the cable is defected and it is not actually the issue with the display.
For fixing the defect in the graphics card or the cable you might require to change the graphics card of the motherboard. Doing so will require expert help and it is recommended that you consult an iYogi expert technician.
Issues with Other Hardware
There can be other hardware issues that lead to black or bank screen of your laptop. Some of the very common hardware failures are –
- Loose-fitting or disconnected cable.
- Issue with CCFL or backlight.
- Problem with LCD.
- Trouble with LCD power inverter.
- An Overheating laptop.
If any of the above mentioned instances has caused the blank screen issue on your laptop, you can fix it by applying the respective solutions. However, if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself or are looking for options to reach out for help, be assured, it is just here. Call iYogi tech experts and we can help fix the issue in no time.