Black Screen

The black screen is when you start up Minecraft, login and never get to progress to the main menu. There are a ton of reasons why a black screen can occur, but here are the most common:

Has Minecraft updated recently?

If Minecraft has updated recently, most likely mods will be broken. Check the Minecraft forums to see if your mods have been updated to the latest version. If Minecraft has been updated, check the Minecrafter website and/or thread for updates. You should always update to the latest version of Minecrafter.

HD Fix incompatibility

In the off chance that your mod is still compatible with the update, then the HD fix may be causing the problem. Try disabling custom water & lava first (via the options tab). If that still doesn’t work, try disabling the whole HD fix altogether.

If you have to disable the entire HD fix, then make sure you don’t have any texture packs in your mod package larger than 32×32. Only texture packs 16×16 & 32×32 can be loaded into Minecraft without the HD Fix (although 32×32 textures will have the dreaded fire bug on certain blocks). Anything higher requires the HD fix and will black screen without it.

Tampered minecraft.jar

Although Minecrafter works with any minecraft.jar, any mods you’ve installed manually before using Minecrafter may be causing an issue. Delete your bin folder and start up Minecraft to begin re-downloading the files. Then, try Minecrafter again.

 

21 Responses to Black Screen

  1. shane says:

    i allways get the black screen when i put the arrow mod and the mod loader =?

  2. Joaxizzle says:

    So, I did everything in the tutorial (MAC OSX) and then I got the black screen, right? so I turned off the HD fix, then I get the loading screen, and its stuck like THAT. So THEN I delete the Bin folder, re-install it, and I try it all again, and I still get the black screen. help?

  3. hamza says:

    i get the “DONE LOADING” screen and i delete the bin file but then i lose the mod so if i try to download the mod again it will give me the screen again
    my minecraft is completely perfect until i try to install a mod then the screen would happen but i can do texture packs just fine without it happening.

    • lizzy says:

      for installing the mod did you delete the META-INF folder? because if you dont delete that it will give you a black screen

  4. Legend says:

    my minecraft works but when i clicked force update there was a black screen before the mojang screen came

  5. max says:

    can you help? i think my computer might be a little too old, but everytime i try to login from the launcher into minecraft main menu, it just stays in a black screen. i looked in my .minecraft folder and it said minecraft.jar was 0 bytes.and i did a force update and everything. can someone please tell me how to fix this???

  6. Tyler says:

    Mine loads to the MOJANG screen and just stays there. Ive redone the mods 6 times and get the same screen. what do i do?

  7. katie says:

    well my minecraft loads to the MOJANG screen and then it returns me to the desktop HELP?

  8. taylur says:

    i only got the black screen because the day before i put it on fullscreen mode and also got a black screen that night . now when i try to play i can only get to the mojang screen and it tries to go full screen and then it goes black

    • Madi says:

      I had SAME problem like you!!!!!! Please someone help us!!!

      • joe says:

        me too

      • Jen says:

        I had the same problem (on a Mac). I found a fix that worked for me on another site, which advised:
        “I got it to work by getting out of full screen with the command-shift-Q function and telling my mac not to log out. Then I went to options and unchecked full screen and now it runs fine even if I drag and expand the window to fill my screen, and the error is still there. I can deal with this but I am still not happy about it.”
        In my case, I used the command-shift-Q, then before my program auto-quit (60 second countdown!) I jumped into the options and unchecked full screen. It then opened just fine.

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  10. joe says:

    I turned on my full screen option and i got the black screen and i dont have any mods can anyone help me

    • Jen says:

      I had the same problem (on a Mac). I found a fix that worked for me on another site, which advised:
      “I got it to work by getting out of full screen with the command-shift-Q function and telling my mac not to log out. Then I went to options and unchecked full screen and now it runs fine even if I drag and expand the window to fill my screen, and the error is still there. I can deal with this but I am still not happy about it.”
      In my case, I used the command-shift-Q, then before my program auto-quit (60 second countdown!) I jumped into the options and unchecked full screen. It then opened just fine.

  11. Faris says:

    Strange…. yesterday i played minecraft it’s still works.But why after this day i can’t played it again? i even not place some mods into this game.

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