Toshiba laptop screen wont turn on, led's working

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Leposiedon

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image.jpg image.jpg Hi, im a realtive novice when it comes to conputers, i usually just use my laptop to run a few client games and some steam applications, nothing heavy. After attempting to alt tab out of a full screen application, my laptop seemingly crashed. After rebooting the laptop the led power indicator turned on, the fan was audibly running, but the screen displayed nothing. I tried connecting it to a separate monitor like my friend told me through an hdmi cable but that did not work, as the monitor read no signal. I pressed Fn and F5 afterwards and that turned on the screen on both the laptop and the seperate monitor, and it worked fine, but when i logged on to windows (10, not updated in maybe a month and a half) the screen went white. I could alt tab and my previous windows i had open showed up, but when scrolling though it would not shift to any of the windows. From there i force shutdown my laptop and now its back at square one. Any help?
 

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Do you see the boot screens or can you enter and see the BIOS?

If you don't see any output, I'd suspect a hardware fault. If you see the boot splash screens and the BIOS, then it's a Windows video driver issue.
 

Leposiedon

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Do you see the boot screens or can you enter and see the BIOS?

If you don't see any output, I'd suspect a hardware fault. If you see the boot splash screens and the BIOS, then it's a Windows video driver issue.
Nothing shows up, so no output what so ever in the main screen or external. If it is a hardware fault, do you think i could get it fixed? I know most laptops have internal pieces that dont really get replaced all that easily so im prepared for the possibility that i would need to get a new computer. And if so, would i be able to get my files off of the old one?
 

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No, at least not cost effectively. Most all hardware within a laptop is part of the mainboard/motherboard. So to fix most anything, it means replacing the motherboard. In most instances, unless it's under warranty, it's more cost effective and/or cheaper, to simply replace the laptop.

As to your files, that's easy. Simply remove the HDD from the old laptop, and install it into the new computer as a secondary drive, or connect it to the new computer using a USB adapter or external enclosure.
 
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