Black screen no matter the OS
#1
Question 
I got my pinephone a few days ago, I turned it on to check it was working, used the browser for a little bit and then turned the screen off. Since then the screen has been black. (But it is lighting up very slightly I think) I've tried flashing a few different OS's with jumpdrive (arch-arm with phosh and manjaro-arm with phosh.) and the screen stays black. I think the actual OS's are working because jumpdrive clearly works (Lets me see and flash to the eMMC from my pc) I just can't see anything on the screen. I also installed tow-boots installer on an sd and put it in the phone, but the screen merely flashes blue after turning it on and then goes dark again. That's everything I've tried, any suggestions would be appreciated.
  Reply
#2
If you have been flashing new images and this occured after, check the image name carefully when downloading

Black screen is a common result when someone flashes the wrong image (ie: wrong version of Pinephone).
- RTP

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." -Shunryu Suzuki


[ Pinephone Original | Pinetab v1 / v2 Enjoyer ]


Linux Device Privacy / Security Playlist



  Reply
#3
(07-19-2022, 12:47 AM)RTP Wrote: If you have been flashing new images and this occured after, check the image name carefully when downloading

Black screen is a common result when someone flashes the wrong image (ie: wrong version of Pinephone).

I checked and all the images I downloaded were for the pinephone. I forgot to mention that the screen first turned black after I put the brightness all the way down on the os (manjaro I believe.) that was already installed on it. I managed to slide the brightness back up but the next day the screen went black again, before I tried flashing anything else on the phone.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Boot screen stuck at 'K' because of firmware deleted. poundantisec 9 5,498 08-28-2023, 11:38 AM
Last Post: fxc
  locked out on PIN screen g40 1 710 06-07-2023, 10:20 PM
Last Post: Kevin Kofler
Sad New PinePhone won't boot 9/10 times - Screen is on but stays black :( dante404 8 5,537 02-03-2023, 01:27 AM
Last Post: dante404
  My screen bottom side has loosed its tactile function arbocenc 1 872 01-06-2023, 10:02 AM
Last Post: britelite
  "PinenotePhone": Swap E-Ink Screen Onto Pinephone? britelite 0 711 01-03-2023, 06:17 PM
Last Post: britelite
  Screen seems ok but no display UncleMeat 3 1,729 11-03-2022, 07:02 AM
Last Post: fxc
  Boot problem: wrong screen orientation Jetpac 6 3,947 07-18-2022, 12:47 PM
Last Post: fravoi
  Manjaro phosh no screen rotation sandspur 1 1,387 06-23-2022, 01:02 AM
Last Post: rapp
  Screen Lock Dinosaur1946 0 869 05-03-2022, 05:03 PM
Last Post: Dinosaur1946
  Cannot even create profile because screen won't rotate2 absolutenoob 5 3,750 02-28-2022, 01:00 PM
Last Post: Jetpac

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)