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October 4, 2014 at 09:19:30
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Avatar SherryBabee October 4, 2014 at 08:27:54
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I have a Toshiba satellite A210/A215, it powers up but that's it, black screen and it just humms like it's on but not doing anything. I've tried the zero thing, the f10 thing and still nothing. Please help

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October 4, 2014 at 10:04:16
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What is the zero thing/f10 thing? Are those the keys to enter BIOS?

If you NEVER see anything on the screen, it's a hardware issue.

Have you tried a different screen?

Often, when a laptop display goes bad, it's due to a cabling failure. Try moving the screen on it's hinges as it boots. If you see the screen flicker for a moment, it's a bad connection.

You could replace the cable yourself, but it would probably be smart to have a professional take a look, especially if it's under warranty (just send it in to Toshiba).

Or, it could be a motherboard related issue (assuming you are using integrated graphics) - in which case it would probably be cheaper to buy a new laptop.

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October 4, 2014 at 10:28:11
Ok thank you,yes my teen had it and pretty sure it's fried. I even have recovery discs and nothing still. I'll just get a new one. Thank you

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