Can't find source of unresponsive Toshiba Satellite

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melodiesonmusic

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Hello,

I turned on my laptop running windows 8 and the backlight lit up but there was no display. I could hear it turning on and the indicator light came on. When connected to an external monitor, the display was just fine. I did some research, opened it up and disconnected and reconnected a few things (which I do often) and closed it back up. When I tried to turn it on this morning it was unresponsive. When connected to the ac adapter the charging light will turn on but the power button does not turn the laptop on. I desperately need this laptop for school, it's beyond it's warranty and I don't have the money to get it serviced. If I can find the source of the problem I'm open to replacing said part as long as it's not more expensive than sending it out to Toshiba.

I've since taken the entire thing apart. The only things connected are the motherboard and CPU, both of which I've taken out and cleaned (fan was gross but I digress). I'm handy enough to be able to put it back together correctly and I know the basic parts, but I was hoping that someone could walk me though some troubleshooting as I put it back together. Or if that's not how it's done, maybe someone can help me take it apart in the right order to isolate the problem part once I get it back together.

I have high hopes that it can work again (as it was powering up just fine a couple days ago with the exception if the display problem) I'm just not sure how to go about getting it back to that point.

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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What exact model Satellite is it ? Should be on a label underneath.
 

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Thanks, nice looking laptop.

Does this look the same as yours ? :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8VXnVraJE

All I can suggest is to double-check all the connectors are properly seated in their sockets and try removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes to reset the Bios.

You may have to re-assemble it completely to test, sometimes without all the screws in connections inside can be poor or earthing/grounding contacts aren't good.
 

melodiesonmusic

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Yup, pretty much. I removed the cmos when I took everything else out. I have 2 desktops at home, do you think any part of those could aid me in at least getting some sort of response out of it?
 

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I'm afraid not. Desktop hardware won't fit into a laptop.

Try it with the battery out. Also try pressing the power button for 30 seconds before you try to turn it on.
 
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