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A 100 Toshiba won't start

I have recently replaced the hard drive and installed vista on it. It was working fine for two weeks then when i rebooted- it went black screen and thats it. I have tried it without the battery and when the start button is pressed , the fan starts but that seems to be all. No video prompts and no hdrive sound. I have tried another hard drive, still no luck.??????

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  • rnr07 Mar 06, 2009

    There is no noise at all but the fan. How would i hook up an external monitor and switch to it when i can't get it to boot?

  • Nicholas Lussier May 11, 2010

    Does it beep at all while starting? Have you removed and reseated the memory? Do you notice if the battery charging light comes on while the AC is connected?

  • Shadow1989 May 11, 2010

    Or, try cleaning the little button that detects whether your screen is open or closed.  It might be stuck int eh down position, so your computer thinks the lid is shut when it is not.

  • Shadow1989 May 11, 2010

    Connect an external monitor and see if it loads.  If it does, then it is an issue with your lcd.

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The motherboard is prolly cracked, i hope the laptop is still under warranty, cause you will need toshiba to service it at this point. the problem is unrelated to the reinstallation of windows.

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