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Sometimes critical errors occur on Toshiba devices. But none of them seem as annoying as a black screen on a Toshiba laptop. This is a very common error that occurs to many Toshiba users.
When this error occurs, you won’t get a specific error code or notification that gives you a clear idea of the error. This error can also occur when applying a new cumulative Windows operating system update.
Regardless of how the error was caused, you should strive to know how to fix it. Therefore, in the following guide, we will cover some reliable workarounds to fix this error.
What are the causes of black screens in Toshiba laptops?
- A problem with your laptop’s operating system
- There may be a problem with your laptop’s video card.
- The current file system may prevent the operating system from loading.
- Laptop overheating can also cause a black screen when starting a Toshiba laptop.
- Some hardware problems such as loose cables, bad LCD power converter, and bad backlight can also be the cause of the black screen of the Toshiba laptop.
How to resolve the black screen on your Toshiba laptop?
Update the video card driver
A missing or outdated video card driver in your laptop can cause a black screen problem. To rule out this cause of the problem, you need to update your video card driver to the latest version.
You can manually ask the manufacturer for the latest version of your video card driver, download it and install it on your laptop. This requires time and computer skills. We recommend doing this if you are familiar with your computer.
If you don’t have the time or patience, you can also do it automatically with a third-party driver update program. You don’t need to know exactly what system is installed on your computer, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry that you’ll make a mistake during installation.
Reset the power to your Toshiba laptop
- Turn off your laptop.
- Remove all external devices, including USB drives, Bluetooth devices, and headphones.
- Remove the power adapter cable, hard drives, and battery (if the battery is removable).
- Press and hold the power button for 60 seconds, then release it. The notebook may boot up and shut down during this time.
- Reconnect the power and the battery (if the battery is removable).
- Press the power button, as usual, to turn the Toshiba laptop on.
Scan for Viruses and Malware
Your Toshiba laptop screen may be black if your system is infected with viruses or malware. So run a virus scan on your entire Windows system. It may take some time, but it’s worth it. Unfortunately, Windows Defender may not detect the virus. Therefore, it is worth trying a third-party antivirus program.
If malware is detected, follow the instructions of the antivirus program to remove it. Then reboot the laptop normally and see if that solves the black screen problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
There may be a problem with your laptop's graphics card. Laptop overheating can also cause your Toshiba laptop screen to go black at startup. Some hardware problems such as loose cables, bad LCD power converter, and bad backlight can also cause the black screen of the Toshiba laptop.
One of the main causes of this problem is a corrupted system file that prevents the operating system from booting, resulting in a black or blank screen. Restart Windows to see if this is a temporary problem that can be resolved by rebooting. If the problem persists, wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
We'll look at the causes of a black or blank screen: Problems with the connection to the monitor or screen. Problems with updating video card drivers. Problems with recent system updates or installations.
Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time when the computer is turned off. Press and hold the power button for one second, then release the power button and buttons. The power light will turn on and the screen will remain blank for about 40 seconds.