Black screen at power on

By emc1950
Jul 3, 2012
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  1. Hi,
    I'd appreciate any advice on where to start with this problem.
    My Toshiba Satellite Laptop (SA60-108) when powered on has no display at all - no POST messages or splash screens etc - no hdd lights activity 0nly the green power on & plugged in light. Will try to load my boot up cd but still doesn't display anything. Is this just the end of the road for the screen? Thanks for looking.
  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Perhaps the screen but I would put my money on the gpu. Does it make any sounds when you power it on?

    Also, plug a monitor into it and see if you get anything on the monitor. If you do then I'd say it was the screen that was bad.
  3. emc1950

    emc1950 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks for the reply. No sounds when powered on and nothing at all on an external monitor - you might be right about the GPU - the laptop label indicates ATI.

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