The pink screen on a laptop doesn’t happen without any reason. For instance, a driver downloaded to your laptop or a cable that became loose because of bumping your laptop. The pink screen on a laptop is a technical phenomenon that can cause frustration to its users. This hugely impacts your personal experience on the laptop. In this blog, we will discuss different ways to fix a pink screen on laptop or PC.

Pink screen on laptop

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Why is a Pink screen on laptop?

A pink screen on the laptop means there is a discolouration in the display. A laptop display uses an RGB colour scheme for showing different colours on your laptop.

Pink screen on laptop

This pink can become more prominent when Red in an RGB colour scheme is at its maximum, green at somewhere in the middle, and blue almost at its maximum. The pinkish hue that is created because of this can cover the whole display, appear as lines running over the display, or certain areas may have pink pixels on the display of your laptop. So, it can be troublesome for the users.

Why is there a Pink screen on laptop?

We will describe the cause of a pink screen on laptop in two categories. Firstly, hardware, and secondly, software. In order to find out if the cause is hardware or software, you have to do the following. Firstly, you have to plug your laptop into an external monitor. If the external monitor is showing any pink hue then it is a software problem. However, if the external monitor is not showing any pink hue then the problem is a hardware one. This means that there is something wrong with your LCD.

How to fix Pink screen on laptop?

Now we will discuss various methods for fixing the pink screen on your laptop display. They are as follows:

Restart your Laptop

There is a chance that your laptop is having a bad day or a program or background process is messing with the display. So, when you restart your laptop, it will clear everything and may solve the problem of the pink screen. However, if the problem still persists then look forward to the next fix.

New connector cable or Change the display

The next cause of the pink screen on laptop may be a faulty display cable or LCD. Before you determine whether it is a hardware problem, you should plug the laptop into an external monitor. If the external monitor doesn’t show a pink hue then it is a hardware problem. You have the option to send your laptop back to the manufacturer or buy a new connector cable and DIY repair.

There is a chance that the connector cable is not connected properly. You have to simply reconnect it and ensure that there is no damage to the cable. However, if the problem persists even after fixing the new connector cable then you should consider getting a new LCD.

Update or Roll back your Drivers

For this, you have to run your laptop through the external display test. If the external monitor is showing a pink screen then it must be a software problem. You can solve this problem by updating your graphics card drivers. You can do so by following the steps given below:

  • Firstly, hit the combination of Win + X buttons simultaneously. Then, proceed to click on Device Manager for opening it.
  • Now head over to to your Display adapters and expand it.
  • You have to do a right-click on the displays drivers and Update Driver.
  • A dialog box will appear on your screen. So, proceed to select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Now you just have to follow the instructions until you have successfully installed the driver.
  • Lastly, restart your laptop.

However, if it is unable to find any driver then you have to go the website of laptop’s manufacturer and download the driver manually from there. Most of the websites of manufactures contain a section of “downloads” or ‘update drivers”. So, you can download the latest driver for your video or display card. After running it, you just have to restart your laptop.

If the problem is still persisting then there is a chance that the current or latest driver is causing it. In this case, you can download the previous version of the display adapter and it will solver your problem. You can do so by visiting the manufacturer’s website. Then, search the previous display driver and download it. After doing so, open and run the driver. If the problem still persists then we recommend you to restart your laptop.


We hope that in this blog, you found solution to the problem of Pink screen on laptop. There are some laptops having a software known as “True Colour” that has the ability to disable it. So, it may solve this issue of pink screen on your laptop. Thank you for reading our blog!

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