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Old 06-06-2012, 10:48 AM #1
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No Image from Laptop (screen or tv)

Weird issue. I've got a Toshiba c655-s5231. Laptop was fine when I used it before going to sleep last night. When I go to turn it on this morning, the screen never gets an image, just stays black and doesn't even attempt to light up. Thinking that for whatever reason maybe the screen died, I tried connecting it with a vga cable to my tv (which I do regularly, and it works just fine). After about 3 seconds of the cable being plugged in to both the tv and the laptop, the tv turns off. If I unplug the cable from the laptop, the tv turns back on.

The only thing that changed last night was that malwarebytes updated its database definitions.

Any thoughts? Some help would definitely be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:07 AM #3
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No. I get no image at all at any time on my laptop screen (or the tv if I have it plugged into the tv).

The tv also turns off when the laptop has no battery in it, and is also unplugged from the ac adapter.

Edit: And are you ****ing kidding me? After being on for several minutes with the issues I've been describing, the screen randomly turns on and is at the log in screen.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:12 AM #4
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Plugged it back into the tv with the laptop screen working again, and now the output to the tv works normally.

Restarted the laptop to see if it would boot normally and it did.

I have no clue what the **** just happened with everything, but I guess I'm glad it's all working again.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:35 AM #7
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After my previous post, my laptop died again with the same problem. It would power on, and the fans would spin, but no post.

Anyway, turns out one of the screws fell out of the bottom of the case. It was one of the screws that held in the hinge for the lid. Without the screw, the hinge moved and made contact with the motherboard.

Obviously pretty relieved that's all it was, since most info I found with the symptoms my laptop had pointed towards a dead motherboard.
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