Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:55 AM
I've had good luck here in the past resolving pc issues with a member of your team, JSntgRvr.
This issue now is a matter of my nieces laptop she purchased new in Jan. 2009. She tells me she has not been able to use this laptop for 6 months or so, as she said it wouldn't boot up. It is out of warranty.
She tells me she started having trouble after her brother loaded Limewire, so, of course in speaking to her I just felt she had infection.
However, once she brought it to me, it turns on, but the screen is black/blank, no cursor or anything. She said this is a new issue, that when she shut it off a few months ago, it had a blue screen, and she hadn't taken it out of the closet/turned it on until yesterday, when it has no screen image at all.
I can get console lights, I can turn it on, I have blown out the fan but not taken it apart to do so, and the fan does run.
I get nothing, of course, when I try to boot her recovery discs, since I can't see anything on screen.
She did speak to Toshiba. They told her to do a recovery, but, without screen image I'm baffled.....
I did try to do a little research on the 'net, and some folks report that it is a BIOS issue, but....I am here to get better advice!
The system is a Toshiba Satellite model, A305-S6905. WinVista.
Thanks for any input,