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PC turns on but no display: Quick Fix

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Sometimes, the computer’s screen remains dark when powered up. Despite the computer being turned on, the monitor either remains inactive or shows no display. If you are facing the same issue then you are not alone many Windows users have also encountered the same issue.

in this article, we have discussed the causes of the P turns on but there is no display and a few ways to help you fix the issue.


What are the causes of no display after turning on your PC issue?

Below we have mentioned a few possible reasons that might be causing problems with the display when the PC is turned on.

  • Problems with the monitor
  • The monitor is not connected properly or the cable is damaged.
  • Problems with RAM.
  • Incorrect BIOS settings.

Also read: Fix: The touchpad cursor disappears in Windows 11


How to fix the issue?

If you see a black screen when you turn on your PC then we have explained a few ways that might help you fix the issue.

Force restart the PC

In case you encounter a black screen after pressing the power button then you can try pressing the Power button for approximately 10 seconds, and turn it on again. Repeating this process three times should start the Windows Startup Repair.

If your PC starts automatic repair then select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings > Restart > Safe Mode with Networking after that follow the on-screen instructions.

If nothing happens after you repeat the process three times then follow the methods below.


Check the Monitor

If you are encountering a black screen then you should make sure the power light on the monitor is turned on. If your monitor does not start then unplug the power cable of your monitor and then plug it back in. If you still don’t see the power light then you should get it checked by a technician.


Reconnect the Monitor

It is possible that the monitor is not connected properly to your computer and that is why your monitor is not showing anything on the screen. reconnecting the monitor with the PC might help you resolve that issue. To do that follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button until your PC turns off.

Step 2: Disconnect the video cable that is connecting the monitor to the PC.

Step 3: Check the port connectors of your monitor and PC.

Step 4: Check the video cable for any damages and if the video cable is looking fine then reconnect your monitor and PC. Alternatively, if you have another video cable then you can use it to connect the monitor to the PC.

Step 5: Turn on your PC again to check if it works now.


Disconnect other peripherals

Sometimes, the black screen issue may be triggered by specific peripherals connected to your computer. To check if any peripherals are responsible for this issue, power off your PC and remove all the peripherals from your PC like the printer, mouse, keyboard etc, and then turn on your PC again.


Reinstall the RAM

This problem might also arise due to a bad connection between your RAM and motherboard. In such cases, reinstalling your RAM is necessary. To do that follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button until your PC turns off.

Step 2: Unplug the power cord and open the PC case.

Step 3: Remove the RAM from the memory slot on the motherboard.

Step 4: Put the RAM back in the memory slot properly.

Step 5: Plug the power cord back in and turn on your PC.


Reset the BIOS settings to default

Your PC might not work properly because of incorrect BIOS settings. You can reset the BIOS settings to default and check whether it is causing the black screen problem. To reset the BIOS settings to default follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button until your PC turns off.

Step 2: Unplug the power cord and open the PC case.

Step 3: Use a sharp object, screwdriver or your fingernails to remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard.

Step 4: Wait for about five minutes and then reinstall the CMOS battery.

Step 5: Plug the power cord back in and turn on your PC.

Also read: Fix: Windows could not prepare the computer to boot

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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