Black screen won't boot

Toshiba Satellite m35x-s329 notebook
July 30, 2010 at 10:26:05
Specs: Windows XP
My son was on my Toshiba laptop and the screen jus suddenly went black. Still has power but will not boot. Tried unplugging and removing battery - but won't reboot. Almost like it is stuck on sleep. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It is getting power. When turned on the fan starts for a minute and then it just stops.

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July 30, 2010 at 14:14:20
Have you tried plugging it into an external monitor to see if you a picture? I would start there, if you get a clear picture it could just be a cable or inverter.

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July 31, 2010 at 08:27:35
Tried that - it just isn't going through start up. It start runs for about 20 seconds and then stops. POwer lights on but nothing else.

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August 2, 2010 at 12:12:46
There is no output at all to the external monitor? Could be that the motherboard is gone. Not much you can do but find a new system board.

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