Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook ?

When I turn it on, the blue light comes on, the hard drive spins and the fan runs for about 5 -15 seconds then stops. Nothing happens on the screen though. I have pull the battery and let it sit for hours and still no change. The only reason I think it is stuck on sleep mode is that when it turns on, the power button goes orange for a couple of seconds before going blue.


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Sounds like the battery is not being charged because of a defective charger or the battery is at end-of-life. You need to measure battery voltage when it is supposed to be charging and the voltage should read 10 to15% higher than the rated voltage of the battery.
Have you tested laptop by plugging an external monitor either LCD or CRT monitor into laptop using the VGA input on the laptop.
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\015\012This will at least determine if its realting the laptop LCD screen that is faulty ie. backlight, inverter or screen that is damaged or whether its your GPU / Motherboard thats the problem.
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\015\012If you plug a monitor in and you get output to the external screen (Its relating to your screen and will likely be a backlight or inverter issue, although it could be a damaged screen or cabling issue to motherboard.)
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\015\012 Make sure you have monitor plugged in when laptop is off then power up laptop this will force GPU to output to External screen otherwise on most laptops you have to mess around with selecting output source ie. FN (Function Key) and a numeric key to flick between LCD laptop screen and external monitor.
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\015\012Pete McDowell
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