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Broken Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747

By hidavidd
Oct 30, 2007
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  1. After dropping my laptop, the screen shattered on the inside, but when I plug a monitor in, it asks what operating system I would like to boot. I select Windows Vista but only to come to a blank, black screen. Any leads?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Yeah, a new screen, isnt that obvious?
  3. hidavidd

    hidavidd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    Isn't it obvious that a blank screen comes on AFTER me being able to select a operating system? I hooked the laptop to a monitor.

    It's obvious you're not a very skillful reader is-all.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    From being dropped, the screen probably isnt the only damage.

    You are probably going to have to take it to a professional.
  5. ruphert

    ruphert Newcomer, in training

    Try to remove battery and power on laptop plugged in to AC.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Your hard drive is probably damaged as well considering the force of the fall was enough to shatter your screen. To be honest, full replacement is probably your best best. You have too many broken parts and laptops depreciate too quickly.
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Ruphert, if you are still interested in getting this fixed and are in the UK, I know a man who can.
    Respond and I will PM you the details - if I hear nothing nor will you!
    Don't want to sound unhelpful but the guy is very busy!
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