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Screen goes black

I also have a problem when turning on my laptop it will diplay t!he words Toshiba and then it goes black. If held up to the light you can see the icons and start up menu but it acts as if a light has gone out. I can use the computer if I hook up external monitor. Ive checked all the timing for sleep mode and do not see any problems there. Help please

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Re: screen goes black

And a good afternoon to you!
There can be a number of reasons for this, but one of the more common fixes is as follows.
Shut down the system, unplug it, take the battery out and press ON button for 20 seconds, then release the on button.Wait for about another minute, re[lace the battery and power back up.
If that doesn't get it running, try depressing the cover switch a couple of times. I do recall reading about an issue with the cover switch, but can't find it right now.

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Thank you, and have a super day!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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