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Toshiba laptop will not startup

Laptop will not start up Toshiba Satellite A215-S7472

Upon first power up, the unit boots up yet, the screen does not turn on. Disconecting the battery and leaving it out you must repetwedly unplug and ruplug the unit in power up and wait for screen power. All is fine untill windows tries to reboot for updates. shut down requires the process to be repeated. I downloaded new drivers for the display to no avail.
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Without being about to do a HANDS on inspection of the laptop, it could have a couple of possible problems.

Here is my Best guess as to the probable cause. You have a loose/damaged connection on the Display screen. More than likely the power supply line to it. When it reboots it cools enough to pull away from its connection. Then gives you trouble rebooting until you apply and remove power several times. Why this is working by my theory is that each time you apply power it is sparking in that loose connection and slowly warming it back up until it finally connects again. Then all is fine until you reboot again and start the process all over.

This is a theory and I Can NOT guarantee that this is the problem. If it is. Then unless you are experienced at dealing with small electronics and high voltage. I would strongly recommend having it looked at by an experienced technician.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance
Dave

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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