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HDD/ODD/eSATA light goes out when laptop is turned on and screen does not turn on...wat do i do?

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  1. Unplug The Toshiba
  2. Remove Battery
  3. wait a minute
  4. re-install battery
  5. Turn it on
  6. Plug it in
I really wish they'd release a patch for that

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