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Jessika Mullen Posted on Feb 25, 2007
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I have a Toshiba Satellite M45-S269, it powers on but goes completely black. I know to try and reboot it with the recovery disk that came with the computer , but about a week before that happened my computer stopped recognising my cd drive. I need to know is there a way for me to boot it from an external cd rom drive? p.s. I went into my system bios and switched the booting priority to cd-rom first but that didnt work. As far as usb foes I only have an option for usb kb/mouse emulate and usb-fdd. Am I just screwed?

  • Jessika Mullen Feb 25, 2007

    Ummm my first question may have made me seem like i knew what i talking about but im not the great with computers. i have a few ports in the back which one is the vga. and do i need a special kind of cord to do this. because i have hooked it up to an external monitor using a seriall port but the same thing happened black screen.

    Any more ideas? :(

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I am an IT person, but not familiar with Toshiba products; have a friend's S269 that does the same thing....no video, either internal or external.

Friend says went blank while he was trying to hook up a TV set to his Svideo connection.

On/off switch just recycles, won't stay off.

Eliminated battery.

Have ordered new memory stick to ensure it isn't that, but symptoms point towards motherboard or bios.

Am puzzled by the on/off switch recycling.

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Booting to an external USB drive depends on your BIOS but as far as your monitor goes have you tried plugging an external monitor into the vga port in back yet? It may be that your backlight is non-functional and an external monitor will give you the work-around you need.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2007

    Sorry, the VGA connector is about 1? long, probably blue and has three rows of holes where pins from the monitors VGA cable will fit. If you have a working monitor plug it in and fire up your laptop. When you see something display on the laptop monitor hold the FN key down then hit the F5 key. Usually hitting this key sequence once activates the external monitor, a second time disables the laptop display but leaves the external on and a third time disables the external and activates the laptop display.

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