Black screen of cold boot

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  1. acorn_

    acorn_ Newbie

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    I have a P775DM3-G with a 1060 and a 6700k. Recently I started getting a black screen (no bios or anything, fans and leds turn on and there's some hard disk activity) on the first boot of the day. If I wait 5 minutes and force a reboot it boots normally. If I reboot immediately I need 2-3 tries until it works.

    Occasionally I also get a black screen when starting Xorg from the Linux text console (again, only on the first boot). I can restart normally using reisub. Here's a logfile in case it's helpful: https://pastebin.com/Yk044Hqc

    It looks very much like problem with the 1060 to me, but I'd like to get a confirmation on that.
     
  2. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    It does sound potentially like a wonky card. If you're comfortable with it, see if reseating it helps and check the contacts while you're at it - if needed, you can try cleaning them.
     
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  3. Meaker@Sager

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    Could be a bad solder joint only working when warmer, usually the gpu is the culprit for this.
     
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    ekkolp Notebook Evangelist

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    I had an issue like that in my old GT72VR. Graphics card ended dying.
     
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  5. acorn_

    acorn_ Newbie

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    Tried this, but it didn't help unfortunately. The contacts didn't look dirty either. I guess it's something in the card. I'll see if I can get a replacement from a reseller.

    Thanks for the help all!
     
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    Maybe a cheeky 1070 or 1080? ;)
     
  7. Prostar Computer

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    That's a shame. Thankfully the 1060 shouldn't be terribly expensive. Good luck with the swap!
     
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