Laptop turns on but screen black. I've tried a few things.

By NoTTaShoT
Sep 22, 2011
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  1. I've read around and tried the following:


    removing the battery with the power cord unplugged and holding the power down for 20-30 secs (reset BIOS?) then put the power cord back in and tried to turn it on.

    Just turning it off and on a few times(I guess it could be stuck in sleed mode?)

    I tried to light up the screen with a flashlight to see if the LED went out but screen was still black.

    It's a toshiba satellite sli1

    Thoughts on other things I can try?

    (the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "(the issue happened...after my cat puked on the laptop(keyboard part)"...

    If there is dried cat vomit near one of the top hinges, there's a small micro switch that senses that the top cover is closed. If this switch is damaged, it will give you the black LCD screen

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