Having problems with your Dell D1728D-LS VS17X Monitor ?

Black/blank lcd screen after 2 seconds

\015 My lcd screen power works, but after booting up it will display the start-up windows screen then go blank even though windows continues to the log-on screen. the system seems to work fine, just can't see it to use it.\015

Answers :

Try this - boot into "safe mode" - (this loads just minimal drivers). Reboot and press F8 while it's booting - it will ask if you want to boot into safe mode - say yes - if the screen works with the low resolution inherent drivers, it's probably a driver issue, or if you have a video card, it may not be able to work at the higher resolutions (which could be a card issue)

This should help you narrow down if the screen actually works, or if it's a graphics card and/or driver issue.

If it works - try reloading the driver for your graphics card (if you don't have a graphics card - try reloading both the chipset driver and the video driver from the manufacturer)

let me know if this works...

(I had a Toshiba Tecra laptop that did the exact thing - you could see the Windows boot menu, and once it completed boot up, the screen would go black - if you started it in safe mode (crummy resolution) it worked but of course the graphics are unacceptable at that resolution)

Turns out this is common with those, it was the graphic card built into the motherboard that's shot....
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