Imagine you are standing in front of the audience for a presentation and suddenly you have a blank screen. Even though all the lights are on, still there is nothing is showing on the screen. There is nothing as embarrassing as this situation.
The moment you see a blank screen and no activity is happening, you immediately want to call a computer professional to seek help. However, before calling a professional guy, there are certain things that you can check at your end. This will not only save you time but also money. Calling a professional can cost a lot of money. There are some basic troubleshooting steps that you can follow to see if the problem is bigger or smaller.
Remember one thing; most of the times in such cases hardware play a very important role. However, we sometimes overlook some minor things before we come to a conclusion. Follow these simple steps to determine if the problem is really with the hardware or not:-
- The moment you see a blank screen on your computer, check if all the lights on your system is on. If you are dealing with a desktop, then check the light status on the monitor, if it is green or orange or blinking continuously. The light status can clear lot of doubts in the first troubleshooting step.
- If you see no problem with the lights, then you might want to disconnect the cables and reconnect again. Most of the times, this can solve the problem. If the problem still persist, then its best to seek a professional help.
- In case there is no light, then you can further continue with the troubleshooting. Make sure that your CPU has light. If the CPU does not have light, this means that there is a problem with the electric socket and you might want to change the socket.
- If the lights on the CPU are on, then see if the cables are connected properly at the back of the monitor. Monitor would not switch on if the cables are connected to a wrong port at the back of the CPU.
- In case if there is no problem with the connection of the cables, try replacing the cables and see if the issue is resolved. The cables can go bad easily and create problems. If you have another set of monitor wire, try connecting it and see if the problem is resolved.
- If still the problem persists, try connecting your monitor with another computer. This will tell you if the problem is with CPU or the monitor.
- If the monitor is not working even connecting to a different computer, then the hardware has gone faulty and it’s time to buy a new monitor or you may want to give to a computer professional for repair. Though most of the times even the professionals suggest new monitor in such cases.
So, these are some simple checks that you can do from your end to know the root of the problem.