Asus laptop black screen after logo?

By Techie48
Aug 9, 2016
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  1. So pretty much the issue is that my laptop screen goes black after the logo appears and it shows that its loading. After that, the screen just goes black but I know the software is running. I have to plug in an HDMI cable to an external monitor in order to get the screen to load back onto my laptop. I have no idea what is causing this and is becoming a real pain since I cant be somewhere near a HDMI cable and external monitor all the time. I read around the forums and it seems like when it boots up, the system automatically thinks that there is another monitor, making the output somewhere non-existing. I was wondering what exactly is the issue here and what can be done? FYI, my laptop runs two display adapters:

    Nvidia GeForce 940M
    Intel HD Graphics 5500

    I tried disabling the Intel graphics and it kind of helps but I literally can't run a lot of softwares because the GeForce card doesn't seem to like to work without the Intel enabled (Ex: Trying to run a game). So when I enabled the Intel HD again, the screen goes black, even in my home screen, so I have a feeling it is the Intel HD Graphics problem, but can't be sure. Does anyone know how I can be helped?

  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,025   +665

    Depending on your system (make, model, OS), you can manage graphics from nVidia control panel and/or BIOS in conjunction with power configuration. Toss into this mess the likelihood that an older battery might be failing or a dusty interior might be causing a heat issue impacting on power management or the Intel gpu has been set to too high a resolution and you have too many variables for my simple capabilities.

    If it were mine, I would start with making a backup and, if possible, repair disks. Next I would review the manual and make sure I understood how it is supposed to work. Then I would clean it - even replacing thermal paste and re-seating cards and memory. I would then try to access the specific settings for each gpu and confirm they are correct. Then a visit to Device Manager to confirm the system recognized the gpu and that it appeared to be operating correctly. Then I would try it with and without battery and charger.

    If still experiencing the error, I would visit manufacturer's website and refresh all drivers. Then I would take up the issue with support or on the manufacturer's user forum.
  3. Techie48

    Techie48 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I was playing around with some of the things you said and now it seems to only be a black screen after the logo still when I boot it up with my charger adapter plugged in. It works fine booted up with battery only so I think it have something to do with the wiring now near the charger input. Any idea on this?
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,025   +665


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