I just received a used Toshiba Libretto 70CT notebook and was told it had some issues. When I power up the device I see the lights turn on to indicate power and hear the hard drive and fans starting. The screen remains black and does not receive power. I am wanting to know how to troubleshoot this problem. I am guessing it could just be a bad connection to the power or that maybe the screen has died. All information is helpful! Thanks
1. take a flashlight and light on the display after you started the computer and waited for about 5 minutes, if you can see the windows environment the inverter needs to be replaced (normally it's in the display frame under the display) 2. attach an external monitor to the laptop and boot. if the monitor shows something you don't have a defective graphic-card (maybe you must push fn + one of the fn-buttons showing a monitor)
if you don't get anything displayd by an external monitor the graphic-card might be defective - you would need a "new" motherboard then
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I haven't encountered multiple beeps on shutdown - but multiple beeps on startup is usually an indication of a memory issue. Frequently can be resolved by simply taking memory modules out and re-inserting them.
If problem continues, may need to replace memory chip. If more than one chip, put one in at a time and startup to see which chip is causing the problem.
Not sure, based on your description of the problem, if this is the issue - but certainly worth a try.
Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on thehard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of theBox condition. 1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power buttononce to switch on your notebook. 2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key. 3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the systemrecovery. 4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next. 5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again. 7. Click Next to Start recovery. 8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running.Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, timeand language settings.
On those laptops you want to check the size of the hard drive and the ram on them before you do anything to them! They didn't make them too fast or with a big HDD so you might not be able to really install anything on it. You could always buy an external cd-rom and install programs through that since we no longer us the floppy didks and you won't find anymore programs on them... Let me know if this solved the problem and good luck..
my toshiba notebook was turning white for a long time. called toshiba they wanted $ and its only 18 months old and of course out of warranty. took it to authorized dealer and they fixed it was the cord from the bottom of notebook to the screen 160 bucks. the authorized dealer told me it was common with toshiba as they do not put enough insulation around the cord and it starts to fall apart. he even showed it to me and it was frayed here and there from opening and closing the notebook. and the cord runs thru the hinges. UGH But toshia insists it is not a huge issue i told them search the internet its a huge issue and so is over heating with their notebooks. never toshiba for me again.
If there is a password that is not allowing you to reset the BIOS, I
would recommend going to the following website and having one of the
technicians use their proprietary devices that can unlock it for you.
Im not sure if there is a charge but this may be the best solution to
avoid any headaches. Just let them know there is a bios password
preventing you from entering the BIOS and you need it removed and they
should be able to help you from there.
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Depends on what OS you are using. For this particular model (Libretto 100CT), it is probably either Win9X or RedHat (or some Linux variation).
In Win9X, you might try F8 & run it in DOS and run: Scandisk c: /autofix /surface; Scanreg /fix
If it is beyond repair you have to have access to the OS installer CD.
Sometimes Win9X installer is also saved in the HD. Try checking if it is inside your HD and run setup.
Hope this be of some help. Pls post again how things turn up. kind regards.