Satellite a200-1sv screen remains black at startup in Vista
We have a problem with Toshiba Satellite A200-1sv my girlfriend: when we started, most of the time, the screen remains black, while the computer starts: after awhile, we can hear the sound of windows (vista).
In addition, if connect us another screen of the computer, it displays the scheduled start screen. In order to use the computer, it must launch a few times... The support guy where we bought the computer told us "the computer is not compatible with Vista, we cannot do something".
Can we do something?
Thanks in advance,
I have to smile to read this message
Mainly, this statement is funny;
> The support guys where we bought the computer told us "the computer is not compatible with Vista, we can't do something."
I think that this laptop has been delivered with the Vista operating system. So why the guy said that the laptop is not compatible with Vista? :| . that's nonsense.
First the A200-1SV belongs to the PSAE6E series and it s fully Vista capable.
Secondly, like you say the external screen displays home Toshiba screen and so I guess that's just a matter of adjustment.
What you can do is to use the FN + F5 key combination to switch between display devices.
If it doesn't help to try to put the laptop back to the factory settings using the Toshiba Recovery CD!
In this case, the new OS, driver and tools will be installed and then everything should work fine.
When I turn on my Satellite A300, the screen remains black and doesn't change at all... Any help please?
What is password problem in your other thread? Already solved or what?
If the problem persists, I don't see any sense to start this thread because people don't understand what the problem is.
Please do not mix two questions and explain exactly what you see on the screen after turning on your laptop.
Hello, Ive had my laptop for a few years and after leaving in my freezer for a few weeks on vacation, I went to turn it on and the laptop turned on and the lights came, but the screen remained black. The screen was not completely black she lights up very slightly, but nothing was visible at all (not even very thirsty)
In the past, I encountered a situation where I had a red tinge to objects on my screen, but also red horizontal lines. This was never permanent and only occasionally happened.
About my most recent problem involving the black screen, I tried taking the battery and holding the switch thing on, but also to take my ram out and put it back again. After that I took the ram out, I turned on the laptop and the screen shows red objects and flashes the screen loading and then black again. I don't know if it was because of the ram or just a coincidence.
I'm completely stuck on the current situation and would be grateful for all the help I can get. Thank you!
If everything is clear: in your case I would like to connect an external monitor to the laptop. So that you can identify if the problem is related to the screen internal or graphics card.
In both cases you need professional help, I think the something on the hardware needs to be replaced. Therefore, you must contact an authorized service provider. Technicians can check your laptop and fix it for you it's a little tricky.
On the Toshiba page, you will find a list of ASP.
After feeding, the screen remains black, the computer no longer works.
What can I do, why?
> After the transition to power, the screen remains black, the computer no longer works
It works fine on battery?
My Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop computer no longer works, then everything started when I was playing a game, all of a sudden the screen turned blue with a tiny text written on it. I had to hold the power button for a few seconds to close, because nothing not happening on the computer. Then, I pressed the power button to open it. Everything was fine, until the Welcome screen. In this part, he wrote 'Welcome' but Vista left loading circle of it was not turning.
After a few seconds, I decided to shut down the computer once again, so I hold the power button for the computer firm. Here's the problem: I tried to re-open it, but the screen remained black. Nothing was happening. The power light is blue, but not all computer activity. So I left it like that a few minutes then it closed and tried again, but it's the same thing. I tried to take it apart and noticed the card two memory was not entirely in its niche. I fixed it, but it does not solve the problem.
I also tried to plug another screen on it, but this one was also black. So I handed the screen on his computer and tried to boot my laptop and it worked. He was the starter, but the first problem came, the Welcome screen was frooze it. So yes I close it up and then it's the same thing, the screen remained black.
I don't think the problem is the screen, because as I said some time it goes to the Welcome screen. Also, I hear no welcome sound when the screen remains black as if the computer would simply not starts. And as I said earlier, I see no activity of the computer on the little light in front of the computer. And to the left of it, I see clearly that the computer is ON, because the power light is blue.
That is my problem, the next time that the computer is able to start I'll try to boot mode SAFE, but until then, I don't know what to do. Please, help me.
Thanks in advance,
After the computer is turned off for about 30 minutes, I started and booted in safe mode. At this stage, I have locked my computer with the close button instead on the power button. Then I opened my computer and he started and the problem was solved. Now my laptop is open and working.
So, if this happens to you:
1. turn off your computer.
2. wait about 30 minutes.
3. start in safe mode
4. close using istead of now off button power button closure.
It should work.
Finally, it does not work. I don't know why, but my computer did start after 30 minutes, but now it no longer works. Only, it will not start as I said later, with a black screen.
The computer worked for about half an hour. I mean, I managed to start but after running a program, it just froze and I had to hold the power button to restart. I made about 3 or 4 times, and then he was simply the black screen again. I think the problem is my processor, maybe that it is damaged or something, would it possible?
Because I see that the processor does not work when I try start it.
So let's say that this is the case, would it be the symptoms of my computer?
And if it's the processor, the only way to resolve this is to send it to a repairman or something, because I don't feel like it, I'd rather do it myself.
But now, my computer is simply not starting, as I said in my previous post.
Thanks in advance,
Note: The Edit button was not there so I had to double post :/
I have a laptop Satellite A300. I tried to turn it on when I got home from work and the screen remains blank. The bottom (plug, power and battery lights) turns on but the screen remains black.
Can someone help me?
It of hard to say what's going wrong here, but maybe it s just a small issue that could be solved easily.
Remove the battery, disconnect the adapter.
A few hours and reconnect the two parts.
I had this problem in the past and leave the laptop disconnected during the night.
The next day, I connected battery and adapter A\c and the laptop worked again
Maybe this will help you too
I recently bought a L670. When I close the laptop, it goes into sleep mode. No problem with that. But when I opened the laptop again the screen remains black.
I see on the drive activity light that the laptop come out of sleep mode correctly, but the screen remains black.
I don't have this problem when the sleep mode is only a few minutes. Then the screen comes up correctly.
But for example after an hour of sleep mode... no screen.
I'm doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
I recommend the update to the BIOS and the display driver.
It helped to solve a similar problem on my old laptop.
Maybe it helps in your case.
Today, I tried to turn on my MacBook Pro, but my screen stays black. When I press the caps lock button, it turns green which I guess means he lit. I've also heard the startup chime it generally makes when you turn on. I already tried to turn it on and off several times and reset the SMC and the LANDAU... The screen is always black.
Could someone help me please?
Also a few minutes ago the fan has started to make noise in the macbook...
But the screen remains black.
From your description, it seems that your MacBook Pro is powered, as soon as you hear the startup chime and see the light on the keyboard. Thus, it seems that the problem may be with your screen or the video card.
When you turn on your Mac, display is off (black) and you hear a startup chime. Your Mac Initializes his BootROM and memory (RAM live). It then performs a power - on that self test (POST) and a test of BootROM. If you hear beeps or chimes at this stage, this indicates a possible hardware problem and start stops. If you add memory to your Mac, check that it is installed correctly.
After that only walking self-test is completed, your Mac sends a video signal to your connected screens. The screen may appear black or grey at this point in the boot sequence and backlight of the screen should light up. If you do not see the image appears on your screen after a few moments, try increasing the brightness of your screen. If you use an external monitor, make sure it is properly connected and turned on.
shaynidw, if set up the brightness of your screen does not help, you have an external display (computer screen or TV) that you can attach to your MacBook Pro to test?
In addition, you can try to start your computer in safe mode to see if you get different results.
If the problem persists, you may need to take your computer to an Apple Store or service provider authorized Apple , so they can inspect the video card and cables to isolate the problem.
Dear Toshiba Forum members and guests.
Several months ago, I found an old laptop. When I turn it on, the screen remains black. And when I connect an external monitor to the laptop via the VGA input, two screens are black. I used a flashlight, pulled on the LCD screen of the laptop, but I don't see all the details on the screen.
I thought it was because of the empty RAM slots. This week, I bought a RAM-unit and installed.
I tried to start the laptop again, but nothing on the two screens (even though I used a flashlight).
I searched the Internet for certain solutions, but nothing works. I also tried updating the BIOS, found on the Web from Toshiba site.
Some information on the laptop:
Toshiba Satellite 210CS/1.3
48 MB RAM
1.3 GB HARD DRIVE
Date of manufacture: 4 ^ th ^ October 1997
If you want more information or you would like more information, please put a comment in this thread.
I hope someone can help me solve this problem.
Thanks in advance.
I think there must be some serious hardware problem.
I don't think that someone will be able to tell what part exactly failures because it could be any inner part.
You buy the RAMs again. Well, in this case, we can exclude RAM problem, but there is probably a motherboard, CPU or a graphics card problem.
From my point of view of the few you don't have many options: perhaps you could found some other good treatments Satellite 210CS somewhere in the internet since it is not very easy to get parts for this oldie
I have a portable Satellite P200D-139 (WinVista). I left on during a few hours after work a day to to this subject when I came back the screen was black, but there is no way get back on. I have turned it off manually (I know we're not really supposed to do, but I had no choice) and tried to turn it back on to the it, but there is nothing happening.
I can hear it start about 2-5 seconds, then it's as if he won. I can still hear a slight noise hum (fan), but it is not from, and the screen remains black. Nothing lights up.
I tried to cool, I tried to remove the battery, nothing works.
I tried using F8 to repair, but is not answer either.
I don't want to reformat it completely right now that I have docs and photos which I did not have time to put on the disk.
Anyone would be able to help me with this? That's my working tool, so I'm kinda stuck with this problem.
A big thank you to all those who can help.
as I recall it has an ati graphics card...
but try this to get your machine to work:
-pull out the hard drive to protect your data (Let's hope that there is no damage yet...)
-take out the battery and try to start only with the power adapter > shoukld you see the toshiba on-screen logo > failure other components can be 'guilty '...
-attach an external monitor to your computer and check if there is a visible image > no image at all?
-check the memory, for this purpose, remove the memory and test if the satellite "buddies" > heard some of this? Yes?
iasume the grafics card disappeared... see your certified partner...
Let us know if this helped you.
I have a Satellite L10-333, which is about 3 years old, it has suddenly started having screen problems.
It started with a white screen instead of the normal and a black line all downstairs in the middle.
Now when I turn on the pc, the screen remains black and dead until I hit the edge of the screen and when the screen comes alive, I must hold and press part of the cover, so that the display stays on...
Anyone know what's the problem?
I thought it might be a loose wire or connection.
Someone else has or had this problem?
Thanks for your help...
I agree with you. It must be a contact problem. In my opinion, it is not important if anyone else has this problem too and you have to find the solution as soon as possible.
The laptop must be disassembled and check the connection of the screen. Now the question is what to do. Can you check it alone or you need professional help?
When I turn off my pc and that you want to turn it back on, it does not work and the screen remains black or blue, sometimes but nothing else and does not
starts up, until I have try several times in pushing and disable the power button and suddenly starts working again. The pc is almost brand new (2 weeks)
What is going on? Thank you very much
I suggest you do the repair of the system startup and check if that helps resolve the issue.
Check the link for more information on repair system below.
You can also check the event viewer for more information on the error message.
Open event viewer
Resolve stop (blue screen) errors
I have a HP G62-b05SD. I noticed that many people have the problem of simmular.
I know what makes, but don't know how to fix it.
So here it is.
Sometimes when I boot / reboot system screen turns black after the windows logo, but if I wait a while, I do not hear the star tune up windows, but the screen remains black.
I noticed that this happens when I shut down or restart the system with a usb port (be it a mouse or a stick is not serious)
If I all out en usb port restart or turn on the machine for the first time this day here, everything starts well.
So there must be some driver problems I think with usb ports and the screen or something.
Windows 7 64-bit
ATI mobility radeon graphics card
Ow and when I get the black screen, the hard reset does not always work.
I also did a startup repair and it showed:
"If you have recently attached a device to this computer as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message bla... bla... bla... "
I hope you can help.
Thank you for visiting the Forums HP's Support and welcome. I read your thread on your HP G62 - b05SD Notebook and having problems with the starter. Here is a link to BIOS update.
What is the USB device that is at the origin of the questions?
I am pretty illiterate with a lot of the terminology, I am self-taught, so please dumb it down a bit.
My husband took my computer laptop yesterday outside to clean the fan (it was overheating to the point of burning to the touch and close several times a day, so I thought there would be a ball of hair there our dog, but not just a few thick layers of dust). We cleaned, kept track of everything pretty well, he promised that he put everything back as it was - he is experienced with disassembly macbooks and other laptops we have owned to clean the fans without problem. He has taken apart again for each connection was insured, but the question remains.
When we tried to turn it on, it sounds very well in what concerns the normal startup but the screen remains black and the caps lock light and a light on the number btwn keyboard end & pg key to blink slowly home.
I looked, but nobody seems to have this exact problem - I did unplug, remove the battery, put the power for 20 sec plug, then power on without battery- but which did not help of course.
I need a solution in order to save them on a hard drive and at least get a new laptop, as is the plan I had for months with this intense overheating problem. Has happened for at least two years or maybe even since we purchased in Nov 2009. Also, it seems absolutely crazy and stupid to block most of the fan with a speaker, among other things. His is no longer a mystery why I burned by this thing - seriously I could scramble the eggs with the HP thing.
If I can't get the screen for good work, I can handle this, but I need to connect it via hdmi on my TV as a last resort to save them on my hard drive until I have trash the pos.
OK, thanks for your help with flashing lights in codes, and although he was not really the key to this problem, I have solve my problem.
We finally got to work this morning
There had been flashes two times (several times) while the article says BIOS corruption - which does not make sense to me, but all of a sudden my husband thinks aloud that he may have changed the cards memory when assembling it back together.
The key here is that if you took it apart and the screen will start - you has NOT put it back together properly and you, as I, probably shouldn't be disassemble computers
Use your smart phone to take photos of each important step to dismantle everything.
Once he came back, he also realized that they were not completely locked into the slot so maybe it was they key and maybe it doesn't matter what order they were but try both the cards memory switch disconnected and reconnected the if you experience this problem.
Otherwise, follow the guides the person provided in their response. My problem was strictly material.
I bought my x 51 all with warranty 1 year ago a year and a half, recently it has been giving me some problems and today I can't use it yet at all.
The problem started with my screen remains black when I turned on my computer (punt, never awake from sleep), but which would be corrected by me once or twice by restarting the computer. That did not last too long, and soon it did not matter how many times I rebooted the computer. I finally had to unplug the computer and press and hold the power for 30 seconds to see if it worked.
He did, but this solution has worked only once, and now I have nothing seems to regularize my situation. I tried switching monitors and cables with my brother (who is an identical 51 x), but nothing has worked.
My computer turns on.
Not funny lights or noises (save a beep on startup)
Screen remains black on reboot of the screen it says he receives no signal and falls asleep.
No problem when it runs normally (not funny colors, stripes on the screen or blur).
Help, please. Dell support wants 70 to 110 dollars to listen to even my problem, which is money, that I don't have at the moment.
Thanks for anything that might help!
Sounds like you have a dead video card, from the link above looks like there is no output from vga Intel to tun tests, you must remove the old video card and test with another video card that works to verify that the card is in fact dead, like your brothers x 51 remove the video card and test it on your machine.
If I had this machine in front of me I would use one of these babies for once then run tests on the video card.
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