Desktop display goes black Tags: Nvidia Control Panel Laptops Desktops Monitors Graphics Displays Last response: December 21, 2012 8:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share digle1019 December 21, 2012 6:35:04 PM I was trying to use my laptop as my display monitor for my desktop. As I was on the display settings in the control panel I selected display desktop on 2 and suddenly my desktop display goes black and I have not been able to get it back. Any help?? More about : desktop display black zdbc13 a b D Laptop December 21, 2012 8:08:37 PM 1st you cannot use a laptop display as a 2nd display unless you take it apart and hook the lcd up somehow to your graphics card. The vga port on the laptop is for output to an external monitor only. That said re-boot your desktop, press f8 while booting to get the safe mode options. Choose safe mode vga mode. That should let you re-set the monitor to your primary. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAlright so I logged onto my computer today and after I logged in my whole desktop screen goes black and I can't see anything I Forum SolvedDisplay goes black then crashes, is it my GPU? Forum SolvedGame screen goes black, but desktop is fine Forum My display suddenly goes black and white after installing latest AMD Catalyst driver for my new graphics card Forum Display goes black and sound goes berserk, but PC is still on Forum Display goes black and fans get really loud Forum Display goes black at times Forum In Dual Monitor Use One Display Goes Black Forum when i flip the switch on my power supply from 115V to 320v my lcd monitor goes black and will not display. Forum hi im using this computer and have this graphics card but the screen goes black and doesnt display anything when turened on... Forum display goes black Forum Display goes black - NOT a backlight problem! Forum Screen goes black when Display driver has stopped working Forum Display goes black, but does not turn off after one minute Forum Monitor goes black, and unable to restore active desktop Forum Display flickers, goes black, and comes backup Forum Display goes black at windows startup Forum Window xp after turning on desktop it goes black Forum Display goes black when playing games? Forum Desktop screen goes black and comes right back on Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !