When Harrison Bywater turns on his PC, the power lights and the fan turn on, but no image appears on the screen. Home. I have been having problems with my Dell Inspiron 5000. anetry 0 Newbie Poster . laptop screen turned black but laptop still running . nedam, DELL-Appu S and Dell-Nikhil D, I have joined this thread to prevent duplication of help/ DELL-Appu S it is suggested that you continue with helping nedam with this issue. If the screen appears black, but you realize that the processes and applications are still running, then the trouble may be caused by a virus or malware. I shut it down a few weeks back and have been experiencing a plain black screen when I turn it on, no Dell symbol. 0 L. ljcalles Prominent. Mar 2, 2017 3 0 510 0. Hardware Forum . Some of you report the issue - the computer screen goes black but computer still running. Discussion / Question . Hardware and Software Forum . When I click shut down, the screen suddenly turns black but you know that the system is still running because the power button is still lit. I try to revive the computer by long pressing the power button but to no avail. If this is the cause, the black screen will be limited to a particular application instead of the entire system. Thanks, Rick You did not put anything in the post other than "Dell laptop screen" with no other details. I have to wait around 5-10 minutes until the power button light is off. For example, you are listening to music or playing the games, but only the screen becomes black while the voice is still present. Mar 2, 2017 #5 hang-the-9 : ljcalles : hang-the-9 : Black screen with system looking to be running fine is usually a dead LCD panel or backlight. In this case, you can take the graphics card driver into consideration. 14 Years Ago . No problems with turning on my laptop though. It may also be a dead video card.