I wasn't sure if this would fall under Internal Hardware but I didn't see anything regarding laptops. I've posted about my older laptop before regarding other issues, I ended up factory resetting it and have since upgraded fresh to Windows 10. It's been great so far. Prior to reformatting though I had an issue that just happened again.
I normally close my laptop when I am not using it, putting it to sleep/hibernation. Several times I will open it up and the screen will not display anything. The first few times this happened i thought maybe the computer had froze, because it sounded like the processors were working and then got quiet. If I closed or powered off the computer it would not fix the issue. What did fix the issue was removing the battery and putting it back in, then on restart the screen worked like normal.
Today it happened for the first time since reformatting, and I am at work so I decided to plug in an external monitor just to verify something was happening with the computer, but to my surprise the display was on the external monitor. After checking display settings the laptop screen is not detected, so something else must be going on.
I did a brief google search for similar issues and found a fix regarding the power options and turning off sleep/hibernate functions as well as one that suggested the connector between the screen and motherboard might be loose/disconnected. I tried the first but not the second so far, since that is a little more invasive and was hoping to get your opinions.
Please and thanks for your time and assistance!
Edit: After posting this I restarted my computer like normal and the screen booted up fine, will keep you informed.
Edited by blitzjg, 20 March 2017 - 11:02 AM.