I have a Sager laptop that has an odd issue. It's not necessarily a major issue at the moment, but I feel it might be cause for concern as a potential harbinger of future problems.
When I shut down my laptop then power it on again later, the laptop sits with a black screen for quite a long time. It's not a blank screen; it's a black screen. No backlight.
During this time, the HDD activity light does a quick blink every couple seconds, and the fans are spinning. Nothing else seems to be happening.
After a couple minutes, the BIOS screen will appear and the laptop will boot as normal. Once it finishes booting, everything runs normally.
Here's what I've deduced so far:
- Not overheating. Everything runs fine prior to shutting down, and this issue occurs even if I don't start it up again until hours later.
- Not a "display toggled off" issue. I've pressed the key to enable swap internal/external display and it makes no difference.
- Not a driver issue. This occurs while the BIOS is initializing.
- Removing the battery and doing a "hard reset" by holding the power button for 15 seconds doesn't help.
Any help is appreciated!