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Toshiba Laptop starts...but no picture.


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#1 jake21

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:04 PM

Turned on the "trusty?" Toshiba laptop this morning. Toshiba Satellite L655D with Windows 7 Premium. I can hear fan run and power, BUT NO PICTURE OR IMAGE. Three lights on the lower left hand side/front. All lit up..last on on the right is orange color.

Ideas where to start?

Edited by jake21, 14 November 2015 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 12:46 PM

try using an external monitor.....does it work with that?



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:52 PM

I connected an external monitor to the laptop...but still no image. I think I had a similar problem a few years back with another laptop....I had to press a key on the keyboard to "throw" the video to the external monitor. DO I need to press a certain key to tell the laptop to use the external monitor? Let  me know, I'll try it again....

 

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 06:18 PM

It's probably the Fn [function] key and one of the F5 - F8 keys; each brand is different.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 06:29 PM

An external monitor should work regardless of pushing any buttons.

 

Provided the laptop is working ok and onboard video has not failed.

 

Try removing the battery , remove the harddrive , remove memory , and hold down the power button for 20 secs.

Then reinstall all components and restart Laptop and then see if it posts to Bios screen ?

If it does , reboot again and press { F8 ? } and see if you can enter safe mode.

If not ? reboot and hit delete button to enter BIOS or appropriate key to do so and reset to defaults and reboot.

 

If you still get nothing on Screen / or External Monitor you may have issues with Internal Video , or something else.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

Also it`s  FN + F5 to switch video;s.

 

Manual Here - http://forums.toshiba.com/tshb/attachments/tshb/brd_recovery/21396/1/L650_EN.pdf


Edited by Havachat, 15 November 2015 - 06:27 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:00 PM

Let me give some of these idea a shot....I'll report back on results. THANKS,,

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:42 PM

Removed hard drive, memory and battery. Held down power button,etc. Still no picture, all I can see is the light blinking and hear the hard drive booting up.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:55 AM

Stumped Here :

 

Id say maybe Mobo issue , last  option - check ribbon cable to Monitor if loose { You will have to disassemble to check }.

But if that also fails maybe Video Chip on Board......take to a shop for inspection - if costs more to fix ? Scrap It.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:44 AM

Headed to shop today....I'll post results , so maybe be of some help to others that go through this problem. Thanks to all who took time to give me some ideas..




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