toshiba laptop problem after switching on

  swansong 22:43 14 Sep 2013
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no picture comes on screen once the computer is powered up. Once the screen is lowered the orange power light goes of but a white light still flashes

  lotvic 23:47 14 Sep 2013

Try this: Switch all power off and unplug mains AC adapter. Take the battery out. Press and hold in the Power button for 30 seconds (to drain any residual current and clear the voilatile memory).

Put battery back in and AC adapter, plug back into mains electric. Switch laptop back on and see it if works now.

Tip for future use (in addition and separate to above) sometimes it is the AC adapter plug into laptop that works loose and doesn't make proper contact. Oh and also make sure the fan outlet is clear of dust and fluff :)

  onthelimit1 08:25 15 Sep 2013

I hope Lotvic's suggestion works, but some models of Toshiba are notorious for the graphics chip failing.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:18 15 Sep 2013

Try connecting to an external monitor or tv use the Fn + F(7?) key with bloe squre symbol of screen to switch to external screen.

This will show if its a LCD screen problem or something else.

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