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Laptop wont boot up, black screen, has power

- battery has been dead, been using laptop with power plugged in. - started having trouble getting screen to turn back on after it "sleep" (turns black after being idle) myfix:>> shut power off, wait a few minutes, turn it back on. **worked, for a moment - screen stopped turning on completely myfix:>> followed instructions from several websites: - took battery off - unplugged power - pressed on power button for a few seconds - plugged back in without battery - pressed button **worked a couple of times. - stopped working, but still has power. (i think) CURRENT STATE: 1. plugged in to power source: - 1st front indicator light turns solid white, remaining 5 stays off 2. power button pushed: - "caps lock" light flashes once - 1st & 2nd indicator lights turns solid white, remaining 4 stays off - "booting up" sound starts but stops, as if it just got lazy - can hear low sound, as if there's something going on inside, but it's not pulling thru. ==pls help me fix this, or atleast know what i can do about this issue im having. i tried to be as detailed as i can describing the situation im dealing with, but if there's anything that doesn't make sense, please feel free to ask me questions. ==thank you for taking your time reading this, and advance thank you for your help. ==have a great day... =)

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  • sharon abustan Apr 21, 2013

    thank you for ur response, and i did forget to mention make n model... its toshiba satellite L64D-S4056. i actually adjusted power settings before just as u had suggested, which worked ffor a little bit,... and now, im unable to get it to boot up. i get nothing but a black screen, 2 solid white little indicator lights. even iwhen i try hooking it up to a different monitor, pressing f5 to adjust monitor thingie, but nothing. is it game over for me and this laptop? :(

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You didn't post the Make, Model of Laptop or the OS you are using. I'll use a Win 7 solution. Boot the Laptop, open the Control Panel, select Power Options, set to High Performance, select Change Plan Settings, set SLEEP to Never, select Change Advanced Power settings, go through the settings , set SLEEP and Hibernate to Never, Power buttons and Lid to shut down. Always shut down and unplug your laptop when not in use to prevent damage from power surges and possible Fire hazard IF the battery malfunctions. A reboot every day will reset the computer.

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  • sharon abustan Apr 21, 2013

    thank you for ur response, and i did forget to mention make n model... its toshiba satellite L64D-S4056. i actually adjusted power settings before just as u had suggested, which worked ffor a little bit,... and now, im unable to get it to boot up. i get nothing but a black screen, 2 solid white little indicator lights. even iwhen i try hooking it up to a different monitor, pressing f5 to adjust monitor thingie, but nothing. is it game over for me and this laptop? :( - (reposted, mistakenly posted up there initially.. but this is where i intended to put this in reply to max carson's post.)

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