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Toshiba Laptop -- Having trouble Booting up

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So, my computer has been on the frits lately and is having a hard time booting up. Sometimes you have to take the battery out and restart it a few times, and sometimes just turning it on and off about a thousand and a half times works.... But, what i get when it does not boot up, is just a blank screen and the light on my laptop that shows that there is power to the unit and nothing else. I can hear the fans running, but nothing else happens. I have left it for a hour to see if it would eventually start up and it didn't. I have already checked my BIOS and it should be booting up normally but... it just wants to fight with me. mad.gif It has only been happening for the last couple of days. I haven't had this issue before.

My laptop currently is a Toshiba Satellite L500D. My parents were the ones that got it for me for Christmas in 2009. I know it isnt the fanciest or best thing in the world, but hey, it works... well kinda, since this issue came up. My BF thought it could be the hard drive going, with the CLICK OF DEATH, but everything has been sounding normally, and my hard drive isnt clicking or making any abnormal noises... I have run diagnostic tests the hard drive, and my overall system.. I also have done a memory diagnostic, and all of those have come up clean.

So, As of now, I need some help Guys & Gals. I have most of my system specs posted on my profile, if that would help you.

Thanks <3
post #2 of 7
Welcome to OCN,
I'm no expert on laptops but I'll have a crack:

Can you use an external display (like a computer monitor or something) to test if it'll work with that (just to see if its a screen fault or a loose cable or something)

also, i read on a forum:
"Unplug the power, remove the battery and then hold the power button for 30 to 60 seconds. Then reattach the power and attempt a boot."

Maybe that will help. Maybe remove all devices (mouse/usb sticks, whatever) when trying to boot as well.
As i said, I'm not expert with laptops but maybe we can better understand the problem. smile.gif

Other than that, this can happen from a dead or dying Graphics unit.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks! thumb.gif I will try hooking it up to my tv next time it does this! And i know it is getting old anyway, so maybe its time for a new computer biggrin.gif
post #4 of 7
Maybe so, 2009 is a lot time ago smile.gif
Luckily Computers are relatively cheap these days compared to past years if you do decide to replace it.

Let us know how it goes!
post #5 of 7
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I'm Currently saving up to get a gaming laptop. I'm thinking Alienware wink.gif
post #6 of 7
BIOS battery is the first thing that comes to mind with what you've been describing.

There is a MX11 in the forsale section for pretty cheap, could hold you over for a while.
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Phenom II x6 1055t Asus M5A88-M Asus 470 16 Gigs ADATA (4x4Gb) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 730 Segate Baracuda 750 WD 500GB Laptop Samsung 22x DVD+DL LightScribe 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Pioneer BD-XL R/RW External Corsair H100 Antek Kuhler 620 Windows 7 U. x64 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
BenQ E2200W OCZ Modx whatever 700w Thermaltake Armor A30 Internal WiFi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1.3 GHz Intel Celeron 867 Samsung proprietary Intel HD Graphics 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 
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Good thinking! I know thats what happened to my desktop, and i replaced it and it was fine! Ill look into that! Thanks! smile.gif
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