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Specific methods need to be carried out when dealing with a black screen display error on your Dell monitor.
I will make sure this tutorial covers every black screen issue your Dell monitor has. I want to cover every black screen issue because Monitor black screen problem is a similar problem everyone has, which might not entirely be the same.
One of these problems is why you are here, but I want to assure you that the methods I will show you today will cover all these problems above.
Some people may be experiencing a temporal hibernation and they just need to wake up Dell from sleep mode to resolve this issue.
Before I show you how to fix this problem, let me show you why you have issues with the black screen.
The leading cause of this is a corrupt system file on your operating system. As long as your Dell monitor boots up to the point where you have to log in then suddenly display the black screen or blank screen right after you log in, you might have a problem with your operating system.
The corrupt system file on your operating system prevents your operating system from loading, leading to a black screen.
Now let us get right to it.
I will share different troubleshooting methods with you today, and among these methods, one should work for you.
Here’s a list of the troubleshooting methods.
What graphics driver is your Dell monitor using?
These graphics drivers depending on which you are using, might encounter a problem that could lead your monitor to have black screen issues.
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This is how to restart your graphic driver:
Press and hold these key combinations on your keyboard simultaneously
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B
These combinations will restart your drivers, and hopefully, your monitor black screen problem will be fixed.
Since you are stuck on a black screen, you might be wondering how to shut down your monitor. There’s only one option you have, which is to force shut down your computer.
Here’s how to force shutdown your monitor when you are stuck on a black screen
Press and hold your Power Button for 5 to 10 seconds
It doesn’t end there. Follow these steps below:
If this doesn’t solve the black screen error, move on to the following Dell troubleshooting method
The idea of booting into safe mode is to let your computer run in a basic state. The advantage of booting in safe mode is that it can help narrow down the source of the black screen error.
Here’s how to boot into safe mode on your computer
Once you are in recovery mode, follow these steps:
Your monitor should boot to safe mode automatically. Suppose your monitor doesn’t show you a black screen error in safe mode. In that case, it means your black screen issue is triggered by an outdated graphics drive, third party applications or computer virus.
While in safe mode,
If you still get the black screen error, move on to the next method
Yes, you will be surprised how many people think their monitor shows a black screen when in reality, their display brightness is very low
We have to check and diagnose every possible possibility that could cause your Dell monitor to show a black screen.
Now let’s check if your brightness is the cause of the black screen
Try these combinations one by one to see which will work for you
If this method doesn’t work, then you should move to the next method
Graphics driver is one of the major causes of black screen error. It is essential always to update your drivers if you want your monitor to have a better performance.
NVIDIA and AMD are graphics card manufactures, and they keep on releasing updates to improve their previous version.
Visit their website to download their latest driver for your Dell monitor
Suppose you don’t have any of these graphics’ cards. In that case, you should download and install an intel integrated graphics driver for your particular monitor.
After downloading your graphics driver, now you want to install it through safe mode. Go back to the safe mode method and install the drivers you just downloaded and restart your monitor.
Restarting your explorer.exe is a simple process, and we are going to perform this through the task manager
Follow these steps
If your monitor is still showing a black screen error, move to the next method.
Like I mentioned earlier, updating your monitor drivers is very important if you want good system performance.
Bios, if not updated or if corrupt, could cause black screen issues.
Here’s how to reset your bios:
Here’s how to update your bios
Move to the next method if the updating and resetting of bios didn’t work for you.
A hard reset will solve your problem as long as you can see your windows logo when booting up.
I wrote a simple guide to help you reset your Dell monitor when you have issues that are becoming impossible to fix.
If you are still struggling to resolve your black screen error, you should consider reinstalling your windows. Reinstalling your windows will help you refresh your system to a new fresh state.
Here’s how to reinstall your windows
Replacing your Dell display panel should only be replaced when you are 100% sure your display panel is bad
Here are few tips to help you know if you have a bad display panel
To also test if your display is working fine, connect an HDMI cable from your PC to your TV to see if anything will display on the TV
If something does display on your TV screen, it means Your display panel is good, and you have to update your drivers or refresh your computer. I mention these two steps above.
If nothing displays on your TV, then I suggest you seek the help of a professional to help you change your display panel.
You’ve come a long way. By now, one of these methods must have worked for you.
Method 8 and 9 is guaranteed to fix your problem as long as your display is working.
Remember always to update your Dell monitor drives and also set your windows to update automatically. Updated drives provide better performance and lesser errors.