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Laptop's Died

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by Jd666, Jul 9, 2016.

    Jul 9, 2016
  1. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Any suggestions please.
    Switched laptop on earlier, windows logo came up as usual and fan and harddrive working.
    Then nothing, just a black screen with a dim back light to it.
    Tried start up repair, no joy.
    System restore, no joy.
    Scanning in safe mode, nothing found.
    Its a Toshiba satellite pro with windows 7.
    Suggestions appreciated as I cant afford to be getting a new laptop
    Cheers
     
  2. Jul 10, 2016
  3. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    My worst nightmare. It does sound like a graphics card problem perhaps? Once they croak it's going to be a right pain to replace in a laptop I imagine. But without an actual diagnostics check it's a bit hard to pinpoint.

    Sorry to hear nonetheless, I hope that more tech-savvy folk round here will know :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jul 10, 2016
  5. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

    Occupation:
    Marketing Assistant
    Location:
    Dún Dealgan
    Sounds maybe like a backlight faillure from the LCD screen?
    Did you test it by connecting the laptop to an external monitor?
    If the monitor gives you a working screen then above issue might be the problem m8.
    If it doesn't work it might be a hardware issue on the laptop with the GFX card / GFX module.
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2016
  7. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    International Money Launderer
    Location:
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    Sounds like the inverter (converts DC battery to AC which the screen needs) may have gone. Not cheap and not worth doing on an old laptop. This may explain why Safe Mode works.

    Try taking out the battery and putting it back in. Then press shift, F8, and the power button at the same time.

    If this doesn't work try turning it off by pressing and holding down the start button. Next, unplug the computer and remove the battery. Press and hold down the start button for about 60 seconds. Release the button and plug in the computer. Do not put battery in yet. Press the start button and the display should return. Replace the battery. If this does not work, try it again up to four times. Getting no results usually indicates a bad motherboard.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2016
  9. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Cheers Mark.
    Screen working ok when im doing tests in safe mode.
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2016
  11. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Cheers Dunover.
    No, still the same after trying that.
     
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  12. Jul 10, 2016
  13. richie1913

    richie1913 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    dj
    Location:
    Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Try running msconfig from safe mood. To do this click start then type msconfig into the search bar or use the run command.

    Laptop's Died: Capture1.PNG,Jul 10, 2016


    You can then click the boot tab and check the base video then apply and restart in normal mode this.

    Laptop's Died: Capture2.PNG,Jul 10, 2016

    If this works then try updating your graphics card driver.
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2016
  15. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Cheers, will try that later on.
    Had enough of it now, doing my bloody head in
     
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  16. Jul 10, 2016
  17. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    australia
    back light replace led screen

    def a back light prob it has all the sounds of it they tend to die out after 4 years of use depending on the gen and use
    The good news is the display panels for most Toshiba from the win 7 era are cheap its even worth buying one for parts and using the lcd screen there not really that hard to install.
    If you Australia based let me know i might have a cheap second hand one i tend to keep alot of parts.
     
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  18. Jul 10, 2016
  19. maxwall

    maxwall Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    selfmade
    Location:
    Germany
    you have access to the bios ?
     
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  20. Jul 11, 2016
  21. bjtaz44

    bjtaz44 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Far north
    Its not a lcd screen etc. problem if it works in safe mode it would be dim all the time. If the windows logo is being seen then blank screen its a graphics driver problem with windows, start in safe mode, revert your video graphics driver or search for and reinstall one from the graphics card site. This is 90% the issue, but ya without seeing it dunno.

    Should ask, is it blank screen with your cursor visible? Then different cause, explorer.exe is not starting properly.
     
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  22. Jul 11, 2016
  23. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    No, im from UK.
    Screen works fine in safe mode.
    Even got I lovely bright blue background colour when I was running diagnostics.
    Cheers though
     
  24. Jul 11, 2016
  25. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    I honestly dont know.
    I did see something about Bios when I was in settings but didnt want to mess with it
     
  26. Jul 11, 2016
  27. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    No there wasnt a cursor visible.
    Proper Fucked it now anyway.
     
  28. Jul 11, 2016
  29. bjtaz44

    bjtaz44 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Far north
    Could also make a new profile under safe mode, boot into it see what happens. I have been a tech for 20 years, that still helps me
     
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  30. Jul 11, 2016
  31. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Cant do anything with it now.
    Its gone.
    Thanks anyway
     
  32. Jul 12, 2016
  33. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Jeez, its amazing how much you take stuff for granted.
    Im bored shitless.
    Now on day ten of not depositing, but not by choice now
     
  34. Jul 12, 2016
  35. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    Which mean you soon will have saved enough for a new computer:D

    I have two desktops and one laptop and I still don't deposit. I'm happy to have other interests. I would happily have lend you one if you had lived closer though.
    I hope you will find a way soon:)
     
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  36. Jul 12, 2016
  37. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Got a couple of coastal trips coming up soon, so thats not too bad.
    If laptop had conked out a couple of weeks ago, wouldnt have arranged the second one.
    Got a mate coming over tomorrow or Thursday to take a look at it, so fingers crossed.
    Thanks for the offer though
     
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  38. Jul 12, 2016
  39. goatwack

    goatwack bombastic monk CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    You'd be surprised how much you won't miss gambling after a while, even if not out of choice. It just means that option has been briefly taken away from you and now you can catch up some other interests (always a good thing).

    And yes you'd be surprised how much you've already saved from not gambling. You're probably about a third or halfway towards a new laptop already :cool:

    And I can now safely say that if it had been a backlight problem you could have just sat by a lighthouse (too soon?) :eek::eek::axeman:

    Hope you get it sorted soon anyway JD :thumbsup:
     
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