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Toshiba Satellite A135-S2376, black screen problem

I was running my Toshiba Satellite A135-S2376 when the screen completely froze. The cursor wouldn't move, and I could not restart the computer with control-alt-delete. I held the power button until it turned off, but when I tried to turn it back on, the green power light would come on, as would the orange light in the CD/DVD drive, but the screen was entirely black, as if the computer weren't active. I tried running the battery out and recharging it, but the same problem continues. I didn't detect any unusual heat or smell before the screen froze. I'm still under warranty if all else fails, but I'd like to resolve this on my own. i have a toshiba a 135 notebook with the black screen, power light and dvd light on steady, i tried the power managemet fix but no help, i stil cant get the thing to fire up to try the fix, toshiba replaced the mother board when this hapened the first time, i guess it needs another mother????? or should i just go get a dell?...........help.......

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This is a known problem with this laptop,

it`s vga card have some kind of a major problem . so u cant do it on your own , go and make them give u a new borad -any yea u should go get dell in the first place :P-

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Have u tried to power up with external monitor? reply back.

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