This isn’t quite as bad as it seems at first, as the OS will still load fine and display your desktop on your screen as normal, in the end – you just get the blank screen on boot. However, this means that you cannot access the BIOS for example, or see anything at all on the screen, until you get to the operating system environment. And the inability to enter the BIOS can be a big problem in itself.
Note that the problem will only occur with some motherboards which is in UEFI mode.
Nvidia says: “The Nvidia GPU Firmware Update Tool will detect if a firmware update is necessary and, if necessary, will give the user the option to update it.”
For those with a blank screen on boot with the new Lovelace GPU, you can get Related update here (Opens in a new tab)Nvidia also provides instructions on how to initiate the update.
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By all accounts, this problem is rare, so that’s some good news. However, if you were affected, it would obviously be frustrating not to be able to access the BIOS (although at least your computer will still work fine on a desktop).
As Nvidia notes, apply the update only if you’re already experiencing a blank screen — there’s no need to risk a firmware update if you don’t have a tangible problem to solve, of course.
Note that this gremlin in the works has nothing to do with the other well-publicized problem plaguing the RTX 4090 graphics card, the cable melting controversy. (We just heard an update from Nvidia about this issue, by the way, and the culprit, he thinks, appears to be The power adapter is not connected properly.)