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System boots to black

by Disneyfan / August 16, 2011 2:45 AM PDT

Looking at a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. When you turn it on, it boots straight to a black screen. It doesn't seem to even load BIOS. I tried holding either F1, F2 or F10 during boot up attempts trying to get to a diagnostic mode with no luck. I'm thinking it could be a problem with the system board. Any suggestions?

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Or?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 4:10 AM PDT
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I run across this with a few laptops that hang on boot when USB things are plugged in.

Try the usual:

1. Unplug all USB things.

2. The generic reset noted in this forum. The short version is power off, remove AC, battery then press and hold the power button for 60 seconds. Release, slip in battery, apply AC and try again.
Bob

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Reset worked!
by Disneyfan / August 16, 2011 5:12 AM PDT
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Any idea what could cause this kind of problem? Thanks!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 7:20 AM PDT
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It's a bug in the design. Since there are no perfect designs we use the reset buttons or procedures like I outlined.

It's not caused by us unless we are the ones that designed it!
Bob

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Black scree persists
by strainlm / November 22, 2011 10:04 AM PST
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having same problem as original poster- tried above and it did not work. Got any other ideas???

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Please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2011 10:26 AM PST
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Start a new discussion and please add make, model, age, and more.
Bob

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by Disneyfan / August 16, 2011 2:50 AM PDT
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