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vchisholm

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I tried turning on my laptop and nothing appeared on the screen. The on/off button does not glow when I push it. When my AC adaptor is plugged in, the battery light is green. But it won't boot up at all now. I'm not sure if I need to replace the battery or if it is possibly a hardware issue I'm having with my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (L305D-S5934). Thank you!
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phillpower2

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:welcome: vchisholm
Have you tried removing the battery and powering up with only the AC adapter connected?
One suggestion is while the notebook is powered off remove the power cord, battery and the Ram then press and hold down the power button for 20 seconds, this will disperse any static charge that may have built up in the system which can prevent booting.
If you have more than one stick of Ram try one at a time, try it in each slot then do the same with any other Ram stick/s.
Let us know any results please.

NB: Also have you tried pressing the Fn + the F5 key when powered up in case the screen has accidentally been toggled from the notebook to the external screen function.
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I did remove the battery and tried to boot it up with only the AC adapter connected and that did not work. I will try the other suggestions you gave me when I get home and let you know how it turned out. Thanks again!

Edited by vchisholm, 10 February 2012 - 11:41 AM.

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Thanks for the update, good luck and keep us posted.
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