Hello. I started my laptop up in the morning as usual noticing that the screen was blank. I restarted with the same result. When I touch the hybernation/screen close switch the screen lights up for a second. What do you think?
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Good morning! On fairly quick thing that you could try is to reseat the memory module(s). That can be one fairly common cause of this. Another thing to check is to take the laptop into a darker area and see if there is a faint image on the screen. That would indicate a bad LCD backlight lamp, or inverter. It is possible that your lid switch is bad/broken/loose. When you say that it lights up for a second, is that with an image, a white screen, gray screen or exactly what?
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either spyware has been hijacking your laptop and you didn`t notice or you need to redownload everything to save all your files from a special kind of spyware that can delete EVERY LITTLE FILE UNTIL EVEN THE PASS WORD TO GET ACCESS TO THE LAPTOP IS GONE.yes. it can happen.
After updating the BIOS the screen has gone dark...What you can do is perform a forced shut down and then unplug the A/C Adapter pin and remove the battery and then press the power button for 30 secs then place the battery in and then connect the A/C Adapter pin and restart the system...It should work...If it does not then please let me know i will tell you the next step what we need to do
Perhaps it is trying to power an external monitor. Try this: Once your computer boots up, hold down the "fn" key (usually bottom row of keyboard) and then hit the key that shows what looks to be a monitor on it. Usually on the Toshibas, its the F5 key. This key will always be in the F key row. Let me know if this helps.
Ok, from the beginning. Can you do a cold boot and get into the bios? (is there an image on the screen then)
Secondly, can you connect to an external monitor and see an image?
Did it do this only when it was heading in to hibernation? If so, it sounds like the power management needs some adjustment.
If there's no image on the external monitor, you may have a video/motherboard problem, or it still could be the operating system/power management.
It all depends on if you have video in bios.
Let me know.
this can be caused by many reasons, here are some that comes to my mind:
1. bad connection between computer and screen, usually an easy one, but since its a laptop, you cannot change cable, so you will have to take it to the lab. anyway, if it is the problem, fixing it should be cheap.
2. in order to make sure it is "only" a faulty monitor, connect the laptop with another monitor, I dont know the exact function in this specific model, but as long as it has an video output, it can be done.
3. it is posible that backlight invertor has short circuit and should be replaced. this one can cost up to several hundred dollars, so be prepered.
hope this helps.