Satellite A500 - screen is completely black

I got my laptop Satellite A500 for about 4 months and already there is a problem with it.

After that I had played a few MMO on it for a while so I decided to power out of the night. The next day I started my A500 and there was a completely gray screen and I waited for at least half an hour before holding the power button for 6 seconds just to restart, so when my A500 started to the top of the screen was completely black, but the power LED light was off, but the only lights which were the key commands on the Panel next to the screen and the power light to indicate that it carried out.

After several tries, the problem had been held, is anyway to fix this?


Hi mate,

Have you plugged an external monitor? I mean without it it's hard to say what causes this problem, but I guess that he associated material s. So if the external proceedings, I think that only the internal display is the cause maybe the FL inverter?

Anyway, in both cases you need assistance from an authorized service provider. Guys can check your laptop and fix it for you. :)

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