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Old 12-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Toshiba Satellite L500D Problems

So I've received this laptop from someone. I am having trouble with getting the display to work. I turn it on and nothing appears. I've taken out both sticks of ram and same result. I've connected it up to an external monitor and same result.

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4GB DDR2 Ram
AMD Athlon X2 64 CPU @ 2.1GHz
320GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products...specifications
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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I have a spare laptop that has the same problem only my problem is that it had a tiny small box that turned off the display when you closed the lid.

That tiny box one day broke off and now i can't see anything on the screen when i boot it up. Since i don't have the cash to fix it, it sits stored away.

In your case, it may be that who ever owned it before you may have been messing around with a program that affected the bios. in wich there is no recovery from this, but remember that this is just a guess.

I don't know the real cause of your problem, it could be a number of things.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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the the solder connection between the gpu and the mobo bummed out?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Well I am doing some research and a lot of people seem to be having problems with the screen with this model..
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do you have a monitor to test it on?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:31 AM   #6
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Yep, I am going to try this too. I can hear the hard drive running but no Windows starting sounds.

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What happens if you press FN+F5 key combination? So you can switch between monitor and probably the internal monitor is not activated.
Also try an external monitor as C3PO already suggested.

Can you hear that Windows start? I mean can you hear the Windows start sound for example or much HDD activity that computer loads Windows?
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then when you try the monitor try messing with the settings to see if you can like extend, duplicate and all that other cool stuff you can do with it
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Don't mean to be a grave digger.

I got the laptop out yesterday, Took the ram out and got no beep codes, Put a different stick in and nothing happened. So I am going to get it looked at, I suspect its a motherboard issue.
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