Read these tips to resolve your blank computer screen
Read these tips to resolve the blank computer screen BY DAVID ROWE, TECHABILITY.COM.AU
Before you proceed with the resolution.. It is very important to take the right steps in order to effectively troubleshoot the blank screen problem, without which this problem can remain a mystery forever. In this presentation, I have chalked out the right resolution steps in order to make the troubleshooting easy and efficient if you are ever faced with a blank screen.
Before you proceed with the resolution.. But before you follow these steps, please ensure that your computer is indeed booting up successfully, because if your computer is showing a blank screen due to a booting issue, you will need to follow a completely resolution steps.
Reasons and Resolution tipsHere are some resolutions steps that you can follow ifare sure that the blank screen problem is NOT due to abooting problem.Unserviceable Monitor?One of the most common causes of this blank screen isdue to an unserviceable monitor. So replace it andrestart your computer to find out whether the problemis resolved.
Reasons and Resolution tipsMonitor off? You might also get a blank screen if you forget to switch on the monitor itself. Yes, this is a silly reason, but some people indeed forget to turn on their monitors and think that something has really gone wrong with their computers. So just recheck whether you have indeed turned on your monitor.
Reasons and Resolution tipsCable unplugged?Check that the monitor plug is firmly plugged in to the socket of theCPU. This is the most common reason for getting a blank screen.Processor Overheated? An overheated microprocessor can also cause a blank screen; blame it on the inefficient CPU fan. So in order to get around this problem, you can follow any of these 3 steps. Before that just touch your microprocessor and see if it is heated up. If so, then 1) Keep your computer room cool by installing an air conditioner or extra fans. 2) Provide additional CPU fan or processor fan for your computer 3) lastly, switch off your computer for about 15 to 20 minutes and restart it to see if the problem is resolved.
Reasons and Resolution tipsInstalled anything? A newly installed hardware component can also cause this problem. The drivers of the newly installed hardware part might have damaged the critical system files of your computer resulting in a blank screen. So try uninstalling that hardware part and restart the computer to see if the monitor has started displaying.
Reasons and Resolution tipsGraphics card damaged? A damaged graphics card in your computer can also cause a blank screen. If you are well versed with handling the hardware parts, then you can go ahead and replace it, otherwise it’s better to call up an experienced technician for help. If your computer is still under warranty, then you can ask an authorized dealer to do that for you. Once the replacement is done, restart your computer to see if the problem has been resolved.
Reasons and Resolution tipsGot a corrupted OS? A corrupted operating system (OS) can also prevent your computer monitoring from displaying anything. If you have the installation CD for the OS, you can try repairing it or do a complete reinstall of it and check if the problem is resolved.
Reasons and Resolution tipsHard disk damaged? A damaged hard drive is another major reason for getting a blank screen. So try replacing it and check if the monitor gets back to normalcy.
Reasons and Resolution tipsMother board gone? If something more serious has happened to your computer, namely, if the motherboard had a short circuit, it can result in a complete system damage including a blank screen. So you need to replace it and check if the problem has been fixed.
Conclusion If your computer monitor still remains blank despite following all the above steps, then there is a greater possibility of a serious damage happened to your computer. In such a situation, it is better to seek the help of a trained computer technician near you.Thank you,David Rowe About the author: This presentation is from David Rowe, the owner of Techability.com.au, that offers a range of IT services like computer and laptop repairs, virus removal and data recovery.