Question Screen won't come on after disconnecting external monitors.

May 7, 2021
I have the power settings set to Do Nothing when laptop lid is closed. But when I remove the external monitors and open the lid, the laptop monitor stays black.


Jul 7, 2020
Please clarify. I think what I hear is;
  1. Turn off laptop with external monitor connected and laptop lid closed.
  2. Disconnect external monitor.
  3. Open laptop lid.
  4. Turn on laptop with power switch.
  5. Screen is black.


Jul 7, 2020
Last suggestion I have is to hit the function key selects how the external monitor works and select the "PC Screen Only" option if it come up. On my laptop, that key is Fnct F4 but it varies by PC. Other than that, I have no other suggestions except to reinstall Windows (which is not simple).
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Sorutado Laptop Tech Support 1
M Laptop Tech Support 0
B Laptop Tech Support 0
Bran33 Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 8
D Laptop Tech Support 3
B Laptop Tech Support 2
Evident10 Laptop Tech Support 0
M Laptop Tech Support 0
jasonkariuki98 Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 6
T Laptop Tech Support 3
A Laptop Tech Support 3
D Laptop Tech Support 1
K Laptop Tech Support 6
C Laptop Tech Support 1
X Laptop Tech Support 12
msal Laptop Tech Support 6
Similar threads
Question How do I get the screen back on, it's currently black and I think it was a physical break.
Discussion Screen Problem on Asus Q502LA Further Explanation
Question Laptop crashes when i play games on its own screen but runs perfect on a plugged in monitor
Question Split screen
Question MSI -When booting, laptop fan turns on loud for 3 secs, off for 3 secs, repeat, no screen or other noises from laptop
Question HP envy 17" laptop black screen. Corrupt bios?
Question Acer Aspire 5 Crackling, Glitched Pixels and Frozen Screen and Keyboard
Question Asus Laptop skips BIOS
Question Green screen on Dell Latitude E5510
Question I spilled water on my laptop and now it is stuck on a startup loop while playing this annoying tune everytime it turns on. The screen stays off though
Solved! Lenovo Yoga Black Screen after disconnecting from external monitor
PCIe Wireless Card Disconnects When Laptop Sleeps?
Laptop's Screen Considered Disconnected after Unplugging Monitors
I tried to clean my computer up and I got a black screen saying an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting and drives
Computer screen blank when connected to HDMI and stays blank when disconnected
during system restore power cord disconnected and we are unable to get past blue screen
Laptop screen image shakes and wraps. Stops when Windows loads and DC disconnected
What can I do with a disconnected laptop screen?
Can i disconnect/remove an onboard laptop screen and boot off external as though main?
HP webcam disconnects/reconnects whenever screen is moved