The laptop screen turning black or dark is a common issue on Windows. It can happen for many reasons, In this guide, we will walk you through the instructions to troubleshoot and fix the black screen on your Laptop.
Reasons why my laptop screen is black
- Issues with recent system updates or installations
- Laptop drivers are out of date
- The faulty connection between CPU and screen.
- Problematic startup program
- A recent installation of third-party apps or programs
How to fix black screen problems on Windows?
To fix the black screen, the first thing you need to do is to when did you get the error. Let’s Discuss!
The screen goes black Begore signing in
If you see a black screen before you see the sign-in screen, try the following methods in order.
Method-1: Try a Windows Key
Select Ctrl + Alt + Delete, select an account, and sign in. If you can’t sign in, select Start > Power > Restart on the screen. If you don’t see Start on your screen, press and hold the power button on your laptop for 10 seconds to turn it off. Then press and release the power button to turn your laptop back on.
Method-2: Check your connections
- Temporarily remove the docking station if it’s docked. Make sure the lid of your laptop is completely open after undocking.
- Make sure the external monitor is turned on and plugged in.
- Try using a keyboard shortcut to increase the brightness level of your monitor (look in the top keyboard row for a function key with a light symbol). This option may not be available.
- Check for damaged cables (DVI, VGA, HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort), loose connections, or faulty adapters (such as DVI-to-VGA).
Method-3: Remove third-party antivirus
Select Start menu > Settings > Apps (or System in older versions) > Apps & features.
The screen goes black After signing in
If you’ve reached the sign-in screen, but then your screen goes black, try the following methods in sequence.
Method-1: Try to open Task Manager
- Select Ctrl + Alt + Delete, then select Task Manager.
- Under the Processes tab, search for Windows Explorer.
- Right-click Windows Explorer, then select Restart.
Note: If that didn’t work, select File in the top-left corner of Task Manager and select Run new task. Type explorer.exe, then select OK.
Method-2: Roll back the display adapter
- Firstly, type device manager in the search box on the taskbar and select it from the results.
- Find Display adapters, select the arrow to expand it, then right-click the item under it and select Properties.
- Select the Driver tab, then select Roll Back Driver > Yes.
- Shut down your laptop, then turn your device back on.
Method-3: Uninstall recent updates
Select Start menu > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update (then Advanced options for older versions) > View update history > Uninstall updates.
Restarting your device and see dots moving in a small circle
If you restart your device and see dots moving in a small circle on a screen that’s black or another color, don’t worry. That often means the updates are finalizing. In this case, there’s nothing you need to do except waiting.
Method-1: Restart your Laptop
- Press and hold the power button for approximately 5 seconds.
- Wait 30 seconds.
- Push the power button to turn the laptop on again.
Method-2: Unplug unnecessary USB
Try unplugging all your unnecessary USB devices, then press and hold the power button on your device for 10 seconds to turn it off. Press and then release the power button again to turn it back on.