Question about HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook
If you hear the hard drive spinning and you think Windows is working but you can't see an image then :-
You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp or simply the video cable needs reseating. After reseating the video cable and the problem is still there then :-
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.
Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.
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Close out any software currently running on your Toshiba Satellite L305 laptop.
Navigate to the laptop's "Start" menu and choose "Shut Down."
Hold down the laptop's "0" key and press the power button.
Keep the key held down during the boot up process until the "Toshiba Recovery Wizard" window loads on the screen.
Click the check box labeled "Recovery of Factory Default Software." Choose the "Next" option.
Choose the "Recover to out-of-box state" radio button. Select the "Next" button and click "Next" again.
Wait for the "Press any key" prompt to appear and tap a key to restart the laptop.
Use the prompts that appear on the screen to choose your region, time zone and keyboard settings.
Type your new Windows user name and password in the text boxes when prompted. Click "Finish" to load the new operating system.
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