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My toshiba P105 laptop power light and power button comes on but nothing else?

My Toshiba P105 laptop power light and power button comes on but nothing else?
I don't see the hard drive light come on.

The monitor does not display anything including the F2 function key to enter the BIOS.

I'm running Windows XP.

How to troubleshoot this problem?
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areyouready344
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rknetworkCommented:
Try to move your display back and forward to see if this is a connection problem between your mainboard and monitor. If nothing blinks on your screen while you shake it - then your monitor or mainboard went bad.... Replacing it will cost you more than you payed for the laptop... So it's better to buy a new one... =)))
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TomMicrosoft ISV PartnerCommented:
First thing to do is to remove the battery and start the laptop with power adapter plugged in.
Did it start now?
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areyouready344Author Commented:
Same results after removing the battery, nothing appears on the monitor
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TomMicrosoft ISV PartnerCommented:
Is it running fan, starting HD, spinning up CD?
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areyouready344Author Commented:
Yes, its running fan, spinning up CD but no hard drive light comes on. Shouldn't the first thing I see the F2 function to enter the BIOS, I don't see that
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WolfhereCommented:
Carefully, wrap one end of a chain around the laptop, then wrap the other end around your bumber. Hit the gas! LOL. When you purchase a new laptop, get a usb drive enclosure for the type of HD that is in your dead one (IDE or Sata). IF the hard drive is still good, you will be able to recover your data. RKNetwork is correct. Can you hear the HD spin up when you turn the laptop on?
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areyouready344Author Commented:
I also tried connecting an external monitor to this laptop but no luck in seeing text on the external monitor.
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TomMicrosoft ISV PartnerCommented:
Can be ram problem. Do you have posiblities to replace ram ?
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areyouready344Author Commented:
You are 100% correct, its a ram problem. Remove one of the ram sticks and it came up...

Super thanks for guiding me to the problem....
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TomMicrosoft ISV PartnerCommented:
Good.. :-)  clean the ram contacts with rubber. And put it in again.
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