Solved Toshiba laptop has black screen.

December 17, 2013 at 17:39:46
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium 4 Processor 1.60 GHz
Toshiba laptop Satellite 2405-S201 has black screen. On start-up the screen will flash light and go black and windows start to load and monitor will not display desktop. I have tried Fn and F1, pressing them simultaneously and Fn and F5 pressing them simultaneously with no positive or any results. I have tried disconnecting AC power cord and battery and holding the start button for 60 seconds and reconnecting power cord and press the on button, without reinstalling battery and still have black screen problem. Prior to this problem the screen would have shivering or shaking lines and then start. Now the screen has no display. I have tried to load the XP upgrade cd with no results. I can hear window XP load and when I press to off button I can hear windows XP close.

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December 17, 2013 at 21:17:13
To isolate the problem, try/borrow an separate plug in monitor.

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December 18, 2013 at 08:48:27
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I agree with Johnw, I've seen this problem many times and it's a problem with either your graphics card or monitor.

Attach an external monitor to your laptop, if you get your desktop shown on there then it's your monitor, if not then it's a problem with your graphics card which means since most graphics cards on laptops are integrated on the motherboard (gaming laptops are usually the only ones with external cards), you'll have to replace the motherboard.

Check with Toshiba and see if your system is under warranty.

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