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Have a Satellite L35-S2161 laptop does not power up. You press the power button and nothing happens. The laptop is plugged into the power adaptor.

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When you plug in the power adaptor, does the light on the computer come on showing it has power before you press the button. If not , you need to take a voltmeter and check the DC voltage at the computer end of the adaptor while it is powered. If there is no power there, it is a problem with the cord. (this can be done yourself safely if you have access the a multimeter or you can run it down to your local radio shack and ask then to check it for you.
If the adaptor is ok , then id check where it plugs into the computer for looseness. cords get taken in & out of laptops a lot, and this area is VERY prone to getting damaged so to cause limmitted or no contact resulting in NO power.
once you've ruled out the cord , the computer power supply comes into suspect. This has airways through the back of your laptop (visable & hidden) that need to be clean (blown out) from time to time. If these get blocked with dirt, the laptop will run hot , shut down eventually and could cause damage to other hardware.
check these things and post again here, hopefully you dont have to go through everything before you find the issue.
Hope i was a help to you, let me know if i can assist you further.

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My toshiba L35-S2161 the monitor only displays lines in colors, what to do to fix it


Since you diagnosed by using an external VGA monitor, you now know the fault lies in either the Video Cable, or the Display Assembly.

Your graphics chipset is good.
(Also known as GPU. Graphics Processing Unit )


A) Video Cable:
(Toshiba = LCD FL Cable )

See if the connections are good. Check the motherboard side connection of the Video Cable, AND the LCD screen side connection.

A loose connection can do this.

1) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L35/taking-apart-laptop-1.htm

2) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L35/remove-notebook-screen.htm

(On both links above you can click on the photos to enlarge )

Observe the sheath of the Video Cable for obvious signs of damage.
If the cable looks pinched, stretched, or torn, the tiny wires inside the cable may be damaged also.

Best method is to remove the Video Cable, and perform a continuity test of the wires inside the cable, with a multimeter.
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Analog or digital is fine )

B) Display Assembly:

Video Cable checks out OK;

1) Check the connections to the screen Inverter board.
Make sure they are tight. Make sure the Inverter board does not appear to be damaged.

2) Screen Inverter board:

Primer;
An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD_screen

A Backlight is the additional light source.
A Backlight is usually a CCFL, or a series of LED lights.

The Toshiba Satellite L35-S2161 Notebook PC, uses a CCFL for a Backlight. (Uses 1 CCFL)

CCFL stands for Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

(Average size is 2mm Thick, and is close to the width of the LCD screen in question, Long )

A screen Inverter converts the power (Electricity) from the laptop, for the Backlight and LCD screen.

It is located behind the Display Mask, (Display Bezel), and mounted towards the bottom of the LCD screen.

http://www.zkarlo.com/selected-zkarlo-part/inverter-board-p2215.php

A bad screen Inverter usually causes a garbled display, or doesn't light the Backlight up.

To test a screen Inverter you need a sensitive multimeter, or use a spare Backlight bulb that is known to be good.

Bulb lights up the Inverter is good, the Backlight in the LCD screen assembly, is bad.

[ The LCD screen is composed of layers. These layers are held in place by a metal Screen Frame. {Resembles a picture frame }

The Screen Frame comes apart.

Screws are removed, and the Screen Frame comes apart in four pieces, (Four sides), or the Screen Frame comes apart in two pieces as an Upper half, and Lower half.

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L35/big/satellite-L35-screen-08.jpg

The Backlight bulb is taped to one side of the LCD screen layers, and is under that side of the Screen Frame.

The LCD screen layers MUST be kept aligned, as they were from the factory. For this reason alone, it is tedious for an experienced technician, and is usually not done at the consumer, or DIY level.

http://www.zkarlo.com/selected-zkarlo-part/lcd-cable-p2216.php

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