Question Laptop black-screens when loading any OS ?


Feb 3, 2019
I recently purchased a Razer Blade 14 (2016) knowing that it was in non-working order thinking this would be a simple fix but it has proved to be much more difficult. The seller stated that there was a "problem with the GPU" that the computer would boot into the bios but once if he tried to boot into Windows it would black screen. That was the only history I got.

The laptop currently has no internal storage (only takes M.2 and I don't have any on hand), but I figured I could test by booting from USB, no luck. I have a Windows install on a SSD that I tried, no luck, I got the same results as the seller. So I then tried just booting from a Windows installer USB stick. This showed a little change as I was actually able to see the Windows icon for a few seconds before it black-screened, same with the Linux USB.

I'm currently at a loss as there is no way in the BIOS to disable the discrete GPU and just have it run off the integrated intel one.

Model NameBlade 14” (2016) - Intel i7 6700HQ - GTX1060
Display14.0 in IPS UHD+
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quand-Core processor with Hyper Threading 2.6/3.5 GHz (Base/Turbo)
ChipsetMobile Intel® PCHM 100-series chipset, HM 170
Memory16GB dual-channel onboard memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
Operating SystemWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Storage256GB SSD (PCle M.2)
CommunicationKiller™ Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)