Skip to Content

MSI Monitor Screen Issues

Latest Black Monitor

MSI monitor screens come with all sorts of advantages in their placement on your desk, from providing versatility to improving productivity. They’re also easy to use; just plug in, turn them on, and view your stuff on the brighter part. Factually, no one wants to deal with sudden hindrances while gaming, working, or watching on the monitor. Still, hindrances do happen to the monitor’s screens — like any other electronic device.

The common issues in MSI monitors include flickering and blinking, dim images, strange flickering lines and patterns on screen, too dark screen, too bright screen, greyed brightness on the screen, image distortion, corrupted pixels, image jitter, screen burn-in, and screen taking long to turn on.

Just as there’s a lot of stuff inside the plastic case of your screen monitor, a lot can go wrong. MSI screen issues range from hardware hitches to faulty or outdated graphic card drivers and display settings options. When your monitor screen starts showing let-down symptoms, it’s necessary to take immediate action before it experiences more damage or completely fails.

While you can handle several issues by yourself through a few steps, like adjusting display settings or updating graphic drivers, some issues can only be fixed through a certified repair or a replacement. Unless you’re an electronic guru or happen to have access to discounted replacement parts, it’s better to return the monitor with unfixable issues to the manufacturer or simply acquire a new one.

MSI Monitor Keeps Flickering Cause and How to Troubleshoot

Latest Black Monitor

At the point when your MSI monitor screen is continuously flashing, blinking or pixelated, it’s a warning sign that there could be a few issues with your screen. It could be something as simple as a loose video cable or a malfunctioning power supply caused by poor contact with cables and monitor connectors. Flickering can also be caused by an incorrect refresh rate, change of resolution, corrupted graphic card, bad drivers, swelling capacitors, or overclocking.

The first step in troubleshooting an MSI monitor that keeps flickering is to check if the connectors are securely fastened. Follow that by going into your settings and seeing if the refresh rate and display resolution are properly configured. Lastly, update the graphic card drivers.

If the problem persists, try to connect the monitor and then check it. If it’s still flickering, that’s a sign of a failing monitor that needs some repair.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/03/2022

To update your graphic card or display driver, you should start your PC in safe mode, uninstall the current display or graphic card adapter, restart your PC, and check for driver updates. You can easily open the setting by pressing the Windows logo key + 1 on the keyboard, or go to Start, Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update, select Check for Updates and install all available updates.

Remember that most flickering symptoms originate from power shortages somewhere in the monitor screen. There is a possibility that your screen could be drawing too much power from electrical circuits or overloading the surge protector. Test this by moving the power adapter to another plug. It’s also likely that there’s a malfunctioning component in the screen assembly — repair or replacements are the possible solutions.

MSI Monitor Flickering Lines Cause and How to Fix

confused woman standing

The appearance of vertical or flat flickering stripes or irregular color patterns on your MSI monitor screen could indicate a lot of issues, among them being a hardware hitch, a failure of the graphic display card, or the monitor’s screen panel.

Suppose the standard solutions outlined in the above flickering monitor section don’t fix the flickering monitor lines (i.e., check your power and video cables and update drivers). In that case, it’s possibly a physical defect with the screen.

If your MSI monitor has flickering lines, the most likely cause is a hardware failure in either the screen panel or the graphics card. Try setting up your computer with another monitor to see if the problem persists. Otherwise, consider repairing or replacing your monitor.

If your monitor is under warranty, contact the service immediately after the flickering stripes show up, whether it’s just a single stripe or a pattern. If the time has expired, find out the estimated cost and repair time for your model from the service center.

MSI Monitor Keeps Dimming Cause and How to Troubleshoot

Latest Black Monitor

Sometimes your MSI monitor doesn’t maintain constant brightness and the display appears less expressive and dim over time. Dimming happens mainly due to backlight failure, driver issue, recent windows updates, or monitor settings that automatically reduce the brightness (Auto-dimming feature).

If your MSI monitor keeps dimming, first check your screen settings to see if it has been set to maximum brightness. Always update your graphics card to the most recent drivers. Also, your monitor model might have an auto-dimming feature that needs to be deactivated.

If you think the auto-dimming feature is the problem, you can use another monitor to confirm. If there’s no more dimming, then your original monitor has the feature active — check the monitor’s settings or read its manual to deactivate the auto-dimming feature.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/03/2022

Also, in case you didn’t find the solution with the above troubleshooting procedures, you could consider replacing the backlight if possible. Keep in mind that a dim display will cause you distress and affect your eye. It would be best to take action as soon as you realize to save yourself and your vision.

MSI Monitor Too Dark Cause and How to Fix

confused man standing

An MSI monitor may get darker than usual even when the brightness settings are at 100% brightness. This could happen when you install a new application or a windows update. Sometimes a system requires extra voltage to finish an updating process, and as a result, your screen becomes darker due to low voltage at the component that’s responsible for your screen backlight — the LCD inverter. Other possible reasons include an adaptive brightness feature that’s not working or outdated BIO or graphic driver issues.

If an MSI monitor is too dark, you can troubleshoot the issue by disabling the adaptive brightness feature in your display settings. Other steps you could try include replacing the LCD inverter, updating both the graphic card driver and the BIOS. If this fails, do a hard reset.

Note that the adaptive brightness feature works with the ambient light sensors to adjust your display automatically according to the surrounding lighting conditions. It’s intended to conserve battery life because the display is a power-hungry component. But sometimes, the feature can become annoying by keeping your screen too dark than it should be.

There’s another possibility that your graphics card has installed software that controls the brightness of your screen. This works even if you can’t adjust the brightness from Windows. Though the steps for adjusting your screen’s brightness using graphics card software vary depending on the card, generally, you can see your graphic card icon on the system tray if it has these tools installed. Just right-click it and select the control application.

If your monitor screen is persistently too dark even at full brightness before windows launch, it could be an indication of hardware failure that needs repair.

MSI Monitor Too Bright Cause and How to Troubleshoot

Latest Black Monitor

MSI monitor screen brightness may change and increase automatically when it’s not supposed to, or the brightness controls stop working. A too-bright screen will consume your battery power at a higher rate and make the screen irritating to use. The problem often occurs after upgrading the Windows operating system on your PC, but the main course is actually incorrect, faulty, incompatible, or outdated drivers.

A quick way to fix an MSI monitor that is too bright is by changing your screen brightness from the settings menu. It’s also recommended that you uninstall and update your display driver from the device manager and see if it fixes the issue.

In other means, you can run windows troubleshooters that automatically fix any PC problem affecting your monitor, check your graphic card software, or enable the adaptive brightness feature that could automatically bring down your monitor screen’s brightness.

The steps to changing the brightness settings include: Go to the settings menu, click System, then Display. Right-click the brightness and color option and slide through to adjust the brightness to your suitable level. Sliding to the right, turn up the screen brightness, while sliding to the left turns it down. If you’d like to access the setting menu through a shortcut, press and hold down Windows+1 keys.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/03/2022

If nothing else worked, using the Basic Display Adapter could solve the screen brightness problem. This build-in driver software is employed when drivers from display adapter manufacturers are unavailable. To use the display adapter, Open the Device Manager, go to the display adapter, expand it, right-click and scroll the drop-down menu to select Update drivers.

Note: This should be the last solution to try. It’s not advisable to use Basic Display Adapter if your system already has a graphics card driver installed. The adapter is likely to perform worse than the manufacturer’s actual card driver in terms of high resolution, additional graphic features, and fast performance.

Copyright protected content owner: and was initially posted on July 3, 2022.

MSI Monitor Brightness Greyed Out Cause and How to Fix

confused man standing

Greyed out brightness from your computer can cause eye strain and headache, mainly if you sit in front of a screen for too long. Corrupted or incompatible graphic display drivers can cause this problem whereby your system is unable to receive or send data correctly without the appropriate drivers. Other causes are the monitor’s display settings like color calibration, contrast, resolution, brightness level, and so on.

To solve greyed-out MSI monitor display issues, change the monitor’s actual settings such as brightness level, resolution, contrast, and refresh rate. This also fixes most image and text quality on the monitor’s screen. You can also change image settings to appropriate brightness and colors.

Some monitors come with an eco-friendly feature, which greys out the contrast and brightness option when enabled, disable it and see if that works. If none of the options work, it’s probably time to do a driver’s update. Hopefully, it’ll eliminate your problems.

At times when you have too bright screen, you may try to solve it by adjusting the contrast to 100 and the brightness 0 to make the display more tolerable. But even then, you end up with a greyed out instead of black display even when your monitor gets into power-saving mode. Sometimes the connection cable you use grey out your monitor settings-which is a bit weird but it happens.

MSI Monitor Flashing Colors Cause and How to Troubleshoot

Latest Black Monitor

Besides the hardware aspect, MSI monitor flashing color sequence can happen when your monitor is, for some reason, getting into diagnostic mode. A driver was probably corrupted by bad luck, or an anti-virus is flagging a driver repair, creating a Potentially Unwanted Program, and deleting it with your drivers.

Copyright article owner is for this article. This post was first published on July 3, 2022.

An MSI monitor that is flashing in colors most likely has display issues. You need to boot into the Safe Mode, remove or disable video or display drivers, restart your system, and reinstall or update the video driver. You might also need to adjust the screen resolution from the Display settings until it fits best.

Connection mishaps can cause all manner of issues with your MSI screen monitor, including some ‘interesting‘ color stuff. In this case, checking if your VGA or HDMI cables are appropriately connected to the monitor is also a good idea.

MSI Monitor Blurry Cause and How to Fix

confused woman standing

 If your MSI monitor’s display scene turns into a smearing mess every time you move your image or character. In that case, you’re experiencing a pertinently named phenomenon- the motion blur or blurry display, in other words. Several factors can cause a blurry monitor, and if you’re lucky enough, your monitor might have some options for mitigating it. A software tweak may help you mitigate, but many options depend on your default display settings, the more advanced your monitor, the more blur-reducing alternatives you have.

Among the steps to solving a blurry monitor is turning up the refresh rate. Then you might need to check the frame rate, set it to fixed scaling level, and change the response time from fastest to fast.

Refresh rate refers to the number of times the display refreshes, expressed in Hertz. A higher refresh rate means that each character or image on your screen stays for a shorter time before shifting to another position, so turn it up to the highest Hertz.

Ideally, your frame rate (your PC’s ability to generate frames per your refresh rate) should be equal to or higher than the refresh rate. Aim for 144fps at 144Hz refresh rate and so on.

This article and its contents are owned by Ready To DIY and was first published on 07/03/2022

The producers for turning up refresh rate, changing response time, and setting the fixed scaling level are as follows:

Refresh rate

Go to settings, click System, Display, scroll, and Advanced Display Settings, then select Display Adapter Properties. From the monitor label, press Screen Refresh Rate and set it as high as it can go. To ensure that the correct hertz value is applied, you might also have to update the drivers of your video card.

Response time

Look for your monitor’s menu (or check from the manual), go to the Response Time option, and change the settings from fastest to fast.

Fixed Scaling Level

Open the Control Panel, select Appearance, and Personalization, then Display. Check the checkbox reading ‘choose one scaling level for all my displays,’ click Apply.

Other possible solutions for fixing a blurry screen include: turning off your monitor’s blur settings, reducing the image enhancement setting, and enabling clear type from Windows settings.

Like any other electronic device, MSI monitor screens aren’t intended to keep going forever. Of course, we all want to keep getting the most out of our monitor screens, but unfortunately, a lot can go wrong in the course of using them to do what they help us do best.

There are several MSI screen issues, from inappropriate display settings to hardware hitches to faulty or outdated graphic card drivers and display settings options. The apparent issues that users face when using their MIS monitor screen include flickering and shattering, dimming display, flickering line and patterns on screen, the screen becoming too dark, screen becoming too bright, greyed brightness on-screen, distorted images, corrupted pixels, image jittering or noise, screen burn-in, screen take long to turn on, screen not turning on at all, etc.

Related Articles

MSI Monitor Not Working

ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on July 3, 2022.

MSI Monitor Not Connecting To Laptop/Mac/PC