I have a Toshiba satellite L505 laptop and it will not do anything! It will power on and the Toshiba logo will come up, then it goes black. It will say that Windowws is laoding files and nothing will happen after that! I have tried the resetting the motherboard by powering off and taking out the battery but this does not work. F8 will not work either. PLEASE help!!!!!!
I don't know when you put this on the web but I went through the same thing with my toshiba. After taking it to two sources to diagnose it I ended up a geek squade and paid the diagnosis fee. I found out I needed a new motherboard. I had been told I needed a new ribbon cable from the ldc screen to the motherboard and also that I needed a new screen. That was all before I took it to geek squad.
I just got my laptop back and it works fine. It was so frustrating because I could not understand that one day I turned on fine and the next it seemed to start and then went to black screen.
I hope this helps but if you do need the motherboard be prepared it costs almost as much as a new computer. I have a 17" toshiba satellite and could not replace it for the same amount of the repair so I went ahead, you must weight the price of repair to a new computer. :)
Was told Toshiba is replacing faulty Satellite hard drives and motherboards because so many are bad, I have been in a lack-of-cusotmer-service nightmare for 5 weeks now... and I just bought this !atellite 665 9 weeks ago... Toshiba is a nightmare. Save yourself and buy another brand. Computer was returned yesterday but today it already died again... choose another company.