Toshiba Satellite Model No. PSLE8U-00M00W

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Fan kick ON when press the power button. Other than that nothing shows on the screen.

Question by:mustish1
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    Expert Comment

    Things to try:

    Plug an external monitor in and switch to it - do you see anything?
    Does the hard drive LED blink?
    Are you able to get into the BIOS?
    Remove the battery and try running it on AC only.
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    It could be a number of things from bad CPU or Motherboard if nothing happens eccept the fan spinning.

    If the fan kicks on, you hear the HD spin up, you see the CD drive being initialized, then it's probably the video card or screen that has gone bad.

    Either way, plan on spending some money. If its out of warranty you may have to decide on whether its worth the cost depending on age. A new motherboard could run upwards of 200-300 dollars depending on model.
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    Assisted Solution

    here my laptop troubleshooting guide :
    -remove all external devices
    - if no display - test with an external monitor
    - test if it runs from battery alone, or from AC alone
    - test also with a known good battery !
    - remove battery and AC adaptor, hold power button for 20 sec, connect AC and reboot --> any display ? if NO -->
    - disconnect all disk and cd drives, battery , and other cards and peripherals, leave only 1 ram stick
    - boot -->any display ?
    - if NO remove all ram and reboot --> if NO beeps, mobo or cpu bad ; if it beeps, replace ram stick
    -if you can access the bios battery, remove the battery, AC, and bios battery for a minute to reset the bios
    or test it, it should read 3 V
    *** you can test the disk on another pc, if you like !

    for troubleshooting the display (LCD) problems :

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