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Tooshiba computer keeps turning off and the screen goes black

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  • monkina Jul 17, 2008

    My computer "goes black" all of a sudden, connected to the ac adaptor, not running on battery, and while I'm using it. In order to have it "come back", I need to turn it off by keeping the power botton down a few seconds, and then turn it on again. It's been doing it for the last month (I baught the laptop in February). Virus scan comes clean. I'm on the Windows Vista, with updates.

  • NJL121 Sep 14, 2008

    I have a similar problem, my satellite if left goes black, cant get the screen back without tuning off completely. Also, the screen saver doesnt cut in, so if on the rare occassion that I get it back, it then locks the machine when the sceen comes back, and I need to log in again to my account. Like the screen cut out. Seriously thinking of taking this piece of S*** back to VideoPro and swapping it for a chalk board, would be more use.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    I have the same problem ! mine is a toshiba satellite A100. it happened every time i'm with battery, not with adaptor

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same issue with my Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467. The screen frequently goes black with with battery or attached to the plug, it doesn't seem to discriminate. I have had mine for over a year and had this problem from day one. Only way I can recover my screen is to shut down the computer completely using the power button. I noticed that even when the screen is black the computer programs are still functional, i.e... yahoo messenger, people will still IM you and if you type back it will still send your message even though you can't see what you are doing.

  • yekl Nov 10, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but it mainly happens when I'm running on battery. Really inconvenient, if anyone has any suggestions that would be wonderful

  • jpadgett1 Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with a new laptop 1 week old this problem has happened since day one. I've called tech support about 4 times and they have had me change some stuff both nothing has worked yet. I guess I'll return this laptop even though it seemed like a good deal price wise. This problem occurs when on battery power or plugged in and is not related to power saver, sleep, or hibernate settings as stated by a toshiba tech.


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It was working fine and i did a couple of windows update and it asked to restart. so i did that and i try to turn it back on and all the lights come on but the screen stays blank??? well hope you can help!


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Sounds like a heat problem?

or if you a running on battery some options can make the pc turn off in several minutes.


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don't try to turn it off then back on straight away (with the power button).. this will confuse the computer and keep it on with no back light.

try letting it power down fully before you turn it back on.

ps. if you did not turn it off in the first place then find a update for the back light driver/firmware. also known as bios update :S

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