Solved computer dont boot up no screen comes on

May 4, 2013 at 05:45:56
Specs: Windows Vista
I Have a Toshiba A200 with windows vista business, at wont light up the screen it only shows the power light and battery light and the cpu fan stays on it just happend out the blue one day it wont load up any think and its doing my head in i know its around six years old but i like to know if the is anyway to get it fixed,i have pluged the laptop screen on a nother screen nothing shows up the driver starts up then it stops ,please does anyone out there can give any advice thank you.

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May 4, 2013 at 09:01:10
If you "never see anything at all" on the screen then it is sure to be a hardware issue.
Seems you've eliminated the monitor and its connection, so the culprit depends on whether is is booting at all or whether it is booting but not displaying it.

Whatever, unless you are prepared to delve inside then it will need to be taken for repair or disbanded.

Keep watching though, there might be other ideas are around.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 4, 2013 at 18:58:25
"it just happend out the blue one day"
That's how it happens in most cases, that's why it pays to have a least 2 copies of all your important stuff.

To recover your files ( including address book ) take the HDD out & connect it to another comp.

Notebook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")

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May 4, 2013 at 19:05:15
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A virus can also stop it booting.

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May 5, 2013 at 05:24:14
thank you my friend for your reply.

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May 11, 2013 at 06:37:39
"thank you my friend for your reply"
YW. Hopefully you were able to fix it.

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May 11, 2013 at 06:59:21
Sadly not its a motherboard problem well thats too costly will just write it off s/hand motherboards are $99 used same one same part number but on ebay australia don't know if its worth the risk .

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May 11, 2013 at 12:52:05
"don't know if its worth the risk"
No from me, not when you can get a brand new bare bones PC or a laptop on special for about $300.00.

John in Perth.

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May 15, 2013 at 23:27:03
Hi John Well what you know today I spend few hours having the laptop on charge ,I then plugged into another monitor well well it turned on after I read up to press button FN with F5 ,but the problem I have now is it only did this with the power cable unplugged ,I had it working with cable out as soon as I plug the power cable the screen stops working it just freeze up ,then I have to turn the unit off ,im happy I got this far now I will charge up the battery with cable in and laptop off but and work with what charge the battery holds but won't work as soon as I plug back power cable is this a big job to fix John ? I really like to keep this laptop wait your kind reply or anybodys thank you again guys.

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May 15, 2013 at 23:59:13
"holds but won't work as soon as I plug back power cable is this a big job to fix John ?"
All I can think of, is check all your power options Mitso.

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May 16, 2013 at 03:55:48
Hi John

Thank you for your advice will do.

cheers james.

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