04-07-2012 05:31 PM - last edited on 04-08-2012 08:42 AM by Trina
i have a toshiba satellite L755 -s5216 it will not start up when power up curser in top left please help want laptop back in use
04-08-2012 02:06 AM
Ahhh, the old black screen of death! Try a system reset. Power off the laptop, unplug the AC from the unit, remove the battery, press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds, replace the battery and AC, power on, if you see the Toshiba logo, press the 'F2' key to enter the BIOS Setup, in setup press 'F9' to load setup defaults, press 'F10' to save and exit, and then boot into Windows.
Please let us know what happens. Good luck.
04-08-2012 05:39 AM
still goes to black screen of the death. The computer int even a year old what to do next. Tried recovery disk but spits out disk when started tried goin to hdd but locks up on yes and no ? nowwhat
04-08-2012 06:11 AM
If you're willing to try a recovery, knowing you will loose all the user data on your drive, then we can try to run the Toshiba Recovery utility from its hard drive partition.
Power off your computer, press and hold down the '0' (zero) key, power on your computer, continue holding down the '0' key until you hopefully see the Toshiba Recovery menu, return the unit to its factory default out-of-the-box settings.
Please let us know what happens. Good luck.
04-08-2012 06:51 AM
Nope did'nt work. Then i start the computer all i get is a flashing cursor in the upper left hand corner. Then I followed your instructions I get the black screen with a non-blicking cursor in the upper left hand corner. No recovery screen. My husband can get to the HDD recovery area, but when it ask to select "yes" to continue the computer locks up.
04-08-2012 07:30 AM
Can you give us any background on anything that might have preceeded this problem. A BIOS update, software install or update, a crash, etc. Anything you can remember might be helpful.
04-08-2012 06:11 PM - edited 04-08-2012 06:20 PM
First if there any user files you want to save from your notebook, let's try and do that. This will also tell us if your unit will still boot up using another drive, and if your hard drive is actually accessible.
1. Prepare a thumb drive formatted in FAT32. It doesn't need to be large. This stuff usually only occupies about 130 MB.
2. Download UNetbootin to create the thumb drive.
3. Download a Puppy Linux .iso file for the operating system.
4. Run Unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe and point it to the Lupu-xxx.iso file to create a bootable drive.
5. When you power on your computer, hold down the F12 key. That should give you the opportunity to choose the boot drive.
6. For some tips, scroll down to the following sections at this web page.
Mounting drives and partitions in Puppy Linux
Copying your files to external hard disk or USB flash drive
Let us know what happens with this, if you're able to boot up, access your hard drive and recover your user files.
04-09-2012 09:56 PM
Thank you for replying to this post. I have a similar problem to this issue above. I del my HD using the system restore tool from pressing '0' at boot.
Instead of restore to factory image, I completely erased my HD. Now I dl'd a win7 home ISO from the internet and am trying to boot from CD/DVD option. But after the laptop reads the disk it continues to go to the cursor at the top left of the screen which is preceded by 2 solid lines making an upside down 'L.' It appears I have even del DOS as I can not find a C drive.
I have tried to boot from USB as well. This did not work either...
04-11-2012 08:57 AM
OMG! this is the exact same place I am at. But mine occured after updating the BIOS to the newest which is 2.30, I believe. Finally got Puppy to work, but it did not recognize the HD. I am waiting on the replacement HD now since there has been no response.
06-12-2012 07:38 AM
I have a Toshiba Satellite a665-s6094
it got the blue screen of death saying that a hardware or software prob made it cut off to protect the laptop...
i tried the recovery disk, tried reformatting it again..
but it will not read from the CD/DVD or and booting in windows safe or recovery mode from the HD freezes and goes to the BOD...
now suddenly it has a soft low town beep, and puts out a ton of heat....
06-12-2012 02:04 PM - edited 06-12-2012 02:06 PM
raven2099 wrote: ok wize guy how to open and find the battery on a Toshiba Satellite a665-s6094 ???
See this picture, empty space at the top of the picture is where the battery goes, the two sliders on either side of the empty space are the battery releases.
...but it will not read from the CD/DVD...
....now suddenly it has a soft low town beep...
See the above. Also this might help:
11-23-2012 03:18 PM
I'm having the same issue with my Qosmio F-45-AV411 and I notice this happens only when I start the machine on battery power and plug in the AC adapter, or, if I start the machine on AC and remove the plug and switch to battery power. First of all, I have found after hours of troubleshooting that by removing the hard drive, booting the machine without the hard drive and then shutting down and putting the hard drive back and pressing F2 it comes up with the Windows is resuming" message and it starts. This is frustrating. I have checked the power options, the battery works, there is nothing wrong with the hard drive since I even tried replacing the hard drive and I still have the problem. OK so the question is, what is it that I need to replace? Is it the power jack? I can order one of those. I'm running Windows 7 x86 and the laptop originally came with Vista. Try removing and replacing the hard drive, but I would like for Toshiba to give a relavent answer in this discussion.
Thanks and good luck?
05-25-2013 03:56 PM
I searched all over the internet and here's what finally got mine back. Its a NB205 mini Toshiba laptop.
It would power on, see the Toshiba splash screen, then go to a blinking cursor on all black screen.
I put it in the freezer for 10 minutes without the battery.
I took it out, plugged it in the AC power and plugged in battery and it came up.
Once I got it up, I downloaded the latest BIOS update and installed it.
No problems since.
03-15-2015 12:51 AM
Looks like my reply is too late but it happened to my old Satelliet L755-S5256 today.
First I tried all the means except recovering to oringinal factory setting since I don't want to erase my data. But none of them worked.
Finally I tried the following:
1. Power off
2. Hold "0" key
3. Press power on while keep holding "0" key. The screen shows "resuming windows" and brought to recover screen. It warns you the recovery will destroy all your data. At this moment, I decided not to continue and
4. Click "No". Supprisingly screen shows again "resuming windows" and successfully booted up.
The first thing I did is backup all my data to external drive.
Also for your information, the problem happened after I closed the laptop without normally shutting down.
Hope this will help.
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