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I turned off my laptop. When I turned it back on, I had a black screen. All the lights wer on, fan was on, however, nothing on the screen, it didn't even sound like the hard drive was responding. I took it in to be repaired and they said the GPU was bad and the only way to fix it was to replace the mother board. I set the computer aside fro a few months. Then I had another computer go bad. I used the CPU from the Toshiba and it fixed the other computer. I then put the bad CPU in the Toshiba. Amazingly the Toshiba was fixed. After about an hour, it went black again. This time I was sure something was frying the CPU. A couple of weeks later, on a whelm, I replaced the battery. Once again the computer started working. Then I shut it down, and got the black screen again. Now I am convinced the BIOS is corrupted. Any suggestions? Is there an easy way to reset the BIOS without unsoldering the BIOS battery?

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  • Rodney Dunn Jan 17, 2013

    Over heating is not the problem. Already cleaned out the lent. Been doing that for years. There is nothing wrong with the screen, as it works when the initial boot starts. The problem is, the initial boot is not happening. Hard drive and RAM work in another computer. Janis, I have other computers, just was trying to get this one working for the kids.

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    Janis Jan 17, 2013

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Multiple problem issue going on here, with the screen having those lines popping up the way it is, the screen is definitely going to need to be replaced.

Hard drive is a more touchy issue. Not sure if you put a new one or a refurhbished one in the system. If it was a used one or refurbished one, I would suggest putting a new one in the laptop to be sure the hard drive is good and then reinstall the OS and put the drivers back on. That would be my suggestion.

The other thing to try would be to make sure your memory is good. If you have more then one stick, try each stick one at a time and turn on the laptop after inserting just one memory stick into the drive, and then repeat the process with the other and see if the laptop does the same thing each time, if it does then you know the memory is good, if you can get it to boot up into windows with one memory stick but not the other then you know one of the memory sticks is bad.

In fact try the memory swap first and then if that doesn't get you anywhere then try a new hard drive in the laptop.

If that doesn't get you anywhere then you know for sure the motherboard is bad.

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