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Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4830 laptop won't boot up. It sounds like it starts to (can hear fan), but the screen never comes on.

Have had problems in the past where the monitor won't come on unless it is brought down to like a 45 degree angle, but now nothing happens. I have the recovery disks, but there are files I would like to recover. Any suggestions?

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It sounds like either your display is turned off or the backlight went out. If you have a display selection button on your laptop(usually on one of the function keys), try that. If that doesn't work, try plugging it in to a monitor or other display and check if that works correctly. If it does, your screen either has a bad backlight or other physical problem.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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  • Steve W Jan 04, 2013

    I did connect it to my desktop monitor but still nothing. Any other suggestions?

  • William Waller Jan 04, 2013

    Does it beep when you turn it on? If so, how many times?

  • Steve W Jan 04, 2013

    no beeps, just sounds like it's gonna boot up but stays dark



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You need to plug it into an external screen to see if windows is loading. That way you will know if it the laptop screen it self or t something to do with the computer hardware.

If the fans am starting then you are getting power to the laptop however it may be shorting out just before bios as time to load so you will not get any display.

The best bet is to try and isolate the problem. Try attaching another montior to it and see if you get a display, this test is not always reliable because some laptops requires external monitors to be enabled using windows, so if your getting no output on the laptop screen it cant be done.

If you can get output using an external monitor then the monitor of the laptop may be broke or as become discounted from the motherboard.

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