How to Fix a Gateway Laptop Screen That's Black

By T.M. Wit

The screen on your laptop computer is the primary graphical interface that allows you to interact with your Gateway laptop computer. The screen is connected to your computer through video cables located within the base of the laptop. If your laptop will boot up but the screen remains black, it is likely the video or power cable on your Gateway laptop has somehow become disconnected. Reconnecting laptop hardware is a very difficult operation and is not recommended for anyone that is not familiar with computer hardware.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver

Step 1

Remove the faceplate of your old laptop by removing the plastic hinges located on the sides of the base. The hinges can usually be removed with your fingers.

Step 2

Open the latches that secure the keyboard to your laptop. Some laptops use screws to secure the keyboard; remove these if necessary and unplug the connector. If you are having trouble finding the screws on your laptop, they are normally located near the corners.

Step 3

Unscrew the screws that connect your laptop screen to its base. The screws will be located near the bottom of the screen's base.

Step 4

Reconnect the video cable and power cord that connect your screen to your laptop and make sure they are firmly connected.

Step 5

Reassemble your laptop to complete the operation.