Toshiba Satellite L300-242 black screen after booting up

reillyscott Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday September 24, 2013 Status Member Last seen September 24, 2013 - Sep 24, 2013 at 07:59 AM
Luvstoworkout Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday March 15, 2016 Status Member Last seen March 15, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016 at 07:56 PM
Hi there

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300D-242 with Windows Vista, bought around 4-5 years ago.
I've had a few problems in the past with adware but never any problems with the machine booting up.

My problem is this: The laptop turned itself off and went I turn it back on, all I get is a black screen. It makes a couple of initial beeps like it always did, and the hard drive LED is on as normal, but there's no other LED activity and the screen is just black. It doesn't even get as far as the Toshiba screen.

I've tried a few of the suggestions from another thread, such as taking out the battery and holding in the Esc key for a minute, then pressing the power button, etc. But nothing has worked for me.

I'm at a loss. Could anybody lend a hand if they have had similar problems.

Thanks in advance

6 responses

Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,172
Sep 24, 2013 at 04:42 PM

Since the lappy seems to boot, it could either a graphic card or a screen issue. To determine where is the issue, I suggest connecting to an external monitor.

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