Samsung Monitor Went Black

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It's either a monitor issue or a laptop issue.

So for a better diagnosis:
- try another monitor with this laptop
- try this monitor at some PC
Tell your results.


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No access to another PC

I unfortunately do not have another computer right now or access to one to try that out on.

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You might have ...

(1) a friend or family member with a laptop, who's willing to try it with you?
(2) a friend or family member with a laptop or desktop who's willing to let you try your monitor with him?


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Try this first

Most monitors have a self test feature to determine whether the issue is coming from the monitor or somewhere else. So, disconnect the monitor completely from the laptop. Now turn it on. If your screen is showing anything at all the problem is not with the monitor itself. If it remains black it is the monitor.

If it's not the monitor, I'd replace your cables first, sometimes pins get bent enough they are no longer making the right connections to display a picture on the screen.

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