Quick Advice: Troubleshoot a ‘Hanging’ Computer Screen


Here is a one quick way (of many) to troubleshoot a recurring ‘hanging’ computer screen problem in four easy steps:

  1. Turn the computer off
  2. Unplug all of the attached (USB) devices
  3. Turn the computer on
  4. If computer boots normally, plug all of your devices back in

Remember the KISS method.  Troubleshooting your computer repair problem sometimes involves boiling the issue down the lowest common denominator and working your way back to a fully functional computer from there.

Sometimes computer repair problems aren’t this easy to fix but some can be.  We’re here to help with the ones that aren’t so easy.

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One thought on “Quick Advice: Troubleshoot a ‘Hanging’ Computer Screen

  • Chris Clarke says:

    It can be a pain to test each thing to repair the problem and sometimes with a laptop all your usb devices are attached to a hub and the power might not be enough. I do think this is good sound advice though.

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