Why does my laptop screen go black when I disconnect my external monitor?

by on February 18, 2013

Q: My laptop screen goes black when i disconnect my external monitor but comes back up when i plug it back in


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    Hi Bigwell,
    This is pretty common for this to happen when you unplug an external monitor from your computer. Usually the laptop screen will come back though.
    Try to see if there is a FN “Function” key on your computer and usually on your F1,F2,F3,F4 keys there is a picture of two monitors or two squares. Try it again and when your screen goes black this time, Hit the FN key and the F key on the top of your keyboard with the two squares to see if it brings the image back.

    If these don’t work let me know the make/model of your laptop and I can do research on how to get your screen image back.