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I have a toshiba laptop computer. My screen will not come up. It's like I'm locked out. I cannot get it to respond to anything. Is this

lap tops life over? what else can I do to try and get it running? it's unplugged from everything right now. battery lights are on. thanks.

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False, check the ram first. If the computer has bad ram it will show just a black screen. If it makes the windows starting up sound the graphics card is probably bad. If you can see a faint picture your backlight is out or the backlight capacitor is out. Both fixable, if it's a nice laptop you don't have to just replace it!

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I'm assuming the false was towards me? And by the correctness of most of your answer I'm sure you didn't mean to include checking RAM and not say how you would hear beeps from the BIOS boot. Not to mention why would you start there, power issue or display/graphics issues are much more common in this scenario. Fan runs, powers fine, fan stays running and no beeps on boot, extremely likely to be the graphics/display. And since he did not add that it beeps and he said battery light is on (could be just referring to charging indicator and not power indicator) I would assume my answer is the most straight forward to someone who could no figure it out themselves. As for too upgrade instead of fixing and price to fix costs to much. That is just my opinion. No reason to shovel money into an older laptop when other components could be on the verge of failing also. Next time add your opinion, don't interject.
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Thank you both very much. I sincerely appreciate the help. Peace.
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If you can hear the fan running then there is two things, graphics card is out or screen is out. Either way it's probably best to buy a new laptop.

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