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Toshiba satellite A305. Won't boot and not bios and not welcome screns

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  • jacinto60 Mar 25, 2011

    they turn on and cooling fan work ???

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Assuming there's a good input from the battery or the charger. If there's no activity,bios screen or boot screen. Then you motherboard has probably failed.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

  • dgsturt Mar 25, 2011

    What turns on?

    Does everything seem to work properly except there's nothing on the screen. Does it appear to boot up ie the HDD led flickers then settles after a few minutes.

    If so, its booting ok there's just no display.

    You can check the display by connecting another monitor to your laptop via the VGA port and using the Fn and Screen switch key to switch between monitors. If the slave monitor works.
    Then your graphics card/chip is good. Its a display problem.

    Boot it up and look very carefully at the screen, can you see the various boot logo's but very dimly. If so your inverter has failed or become disconnected. They can be replaced.

    If no, your screen has failed or become disconnected. You're now into the realms of taking your laptop apart to check the connections.

    Normally you'd start at the plate between the keyboard and the screen hinges, it could be screwed and/or clipped into place. If you don't know what you're up to, you could break it.
    But its a case of removing that plate and checking any ribbon connectors underneath. If they're home and good, you're back to your screen / inverter problem and need a replacement.

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