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July 31, 2014 at 14:51:32
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My Toshiba laptop boots-up but I have a black screen. I put it away for about 2 years then plugged it in and the screen worked until I rebooted the machine. The machine boots up and is ready to go but the screen is black. I have tried Fn f5 etc and nothing will get the screen to go on. Any Ideas?

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#1
July 31, 2014 at 15:00:10
Try an external monitor to see what is happening,

Or try safe mode, F8?

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#2
August 1, 2014 at 06:45:24
Thank you, I will try an external monitor. I can not get the machine to boot in safe mode but I will see what happens with the external monitor. Thanks again!!

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#3
August 1, 2014 at 15:42:28
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If it doesn't go to safe mode you may not be tapping f8 at the right time when booting up

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#4
August 2, 2014 at 18:04:15
If you never ever see anything on the screen you have a hardware fault.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 3, 2014 at 09:57:19
Thank you for all of the suggestions I will try them all and let you know what happens. Thanks again!!

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#6
August 3, 2014 at 10:22:53
Today the saga continues with a new twist. I did nothing with the machine for 24 hours and today I plugged it back in, pushed the power button and the screen is working. Now I do not know what to do from here, any ideas on how to diagnose the problem?

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#7
August 3, 2014 at 10:30:16

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#8
August 3, 2014 at 10:45:41
Before the screen suddenly started working again did you ever see anything at all on the screen after you powered up?

What exactly does it do (or not do) now?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
August 3, 2014 at 11:59:55
When I powered it up I first saw the cursor, then it wanted to start in safe mode but I denied it from doing that and typed in my pass word and it is still running with screen working.. But to answer your question the screen went on right away when I powered it up, just like it does when everything is normal. Now of course windows wants to shut my machine down to install upgrades. I actually did nothing to the machine, I just plugged it in and it is working.

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#10
August 3, 2014 at 12:02:02
I can not thank each and everyone of you for trying to help me with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#11
August 3, 2014 at 13:04:55
Nothing, I did absolutely nothing but put it away and plug it back in.

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#12
August 3, 2014 at 13:20:25
Hard to say then.

My best guess is it was a hardware fault. Sometimes connections can give issues after years of lack of use, the application of power taking time to break down oxide. Also electrolytic capacitors might need to re-form their dielectric (reviving after the voltage has been across them for a while).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#13
August 3, 2014 at 13:34:10
Thank you, soon it will shut down for a Microsoft update and we will see what happens.

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#14
August 3, 2014 at 13:51:21
then it wanted to start in safe mode but I denied it from doing that
Why did you not allow it to go to safe mode...sometimes going into safe mode and then rebooting helps reset the PC

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#15
August 3, 2014 at 16:05:07
Thank you, it is going to shut down in about 7 mins and then I will try to start it in safe mode. If the screen works.

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