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black screen w/cursor blinking,toshiba sat.A40

By deeogee
Mar 3, 2007
  1. when i power up, the toshiba logo comes on the screen, then black screen w cursor. the only action that makes a difference is ctrl,alt,del, and back to the same prob.please help?, thanks mike
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,693   +86

    1/ Does the HDD make a clicking noise. Hold the laptop up near your ear. If you here a clicking sound the HDD is hosed. You'll need to replace it.

    2/ Next remove the battery.. Then try booting it up with out it.. If that works then the battery is bad and needs to be replaced.

    3/ Go into the BIOS and change the order of boot, too CD-Rom, HDD, USB, Network.
     
  3. deeogee

    deeogee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks, the hd is clicking, i'll try another one.
     
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