I have a Toshiba Satellite L25-S1216. I tried to boot my computer this morning and it turns on, but the screen is completely blank. I've tried removing the battery, leaving it plugged in to charge, nothing seems to work. Is it a problem with my battery or ac adapter? Or something worse?
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Re: Toshiba Satellite L25-S1216 - blank screen
Try to shutdown, remove battery, remove AC plug, Press and Hold Power button for 30 seconds, replace battery and AC adapter and test.
do you hear windows booting ( the startup sound) after a few minutes, if so there may be a monitor hardware problem
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Is it giving you any error or out of the ordinary "beeping" as it is booting?
Usually the BIOS screen comes up if it cannot find an acceptable boot device.
Can you boot from an XP cd?
Can you boot into set up mode.. usually by pressing F1 or F2 on most computers. It should tell you just before the BIOS screen comes up. Enter into "set up" and make sure your boot order is correct.
You might want to reseat your RAM.
Check to see if the hard drive is coming on.
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