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Hi everyone. This seems to be a pretty common problem. My thesis is due and the screen on my Toshiba satellite notebook is black. It is 3 1/2 years old. I have had no real problems with it, however recently the battery was not charging so I would have to have it plugged into the powerpoint to use it, and at certain angles the screen would blank. I just put this down to 'old age' and was expecting to buy a new laptop after this final research was in. However the left 3 blue 'lights' on the notebook ie adaptor, power and the battery symbol are all on as they should be, as well the on/off button is highlighted blue as it is when it's turned on. In addition, it will beep for low battery when I unplug it so I know that it is working. It is simply a blank screen. Like some others have mentioned, my computer was running low on virtual memory at the time. Is this a common problem? And more importantly will it be easy for a technician to fix? Ive got copies of most of my files but there are some I urgently need to access for a meeting tomorrow. Any help would be so so so so so greatly appreciated

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You may have a bad or loose LCD, bad inverter or backlight. If you have access to a computer monitor, borrow one and while your laptop is off, plug it in your laptop's external vga connector, power the monitor, then turn on the power of your laptop. If your laptop is working, you should get a display on the external monitor.

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