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I have a Toshiba PSC12C-00S00S. To-day the screen is black.

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I have a Toshiba PSC12C-00S00S. To-day the screen is black. I have unplugged it, removed the battery, replaced them to no avail. I have documents on this computer that I desperately need. What can I do?

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Hi Welcome to JustAnswer.com I am Tech Specialist and today, I will be trying my best to solve your issue.

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Remove the battery of the laptop

Customer:

ok done

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Now, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds

Customer:

ok done

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Now plug in the laptop to mains without batter and click the power button once

Customer:

ok ... sorry for the delay - done

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Is it still completely dead?

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Black screen

Customer:

yes

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Sorry, bad news, looks like the motherboard is fried

Customer:

wow!

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But most probably, you should be able to recover data

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How old is the laptop?

Customer:

How can I do that? 1 1/2 years

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Serial number of laptop?

Customer:

6A697556Q

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Warranty expired on Aug 10, 2011

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Bad

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first of all, you have to take out the hard drive and connect it to an external hard drive adapter or caddy

Customer:

I know it's expired

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using that, you have to extract all important data from the laptop

Customer:

oh!

Tech Specialist :

you can convert to an external drive and carefully transfer the data out of it to another computer

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and may be create a backup this time to another external drive

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when done, you have to get the motherboard replaced

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Not a straight forward process

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Sorry about that

Customer:

You're right. Think I'll have to get a local pro to do this for me

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Thanks and have a blessed day!

Customer:

Thanks for help, even though it's bad news. How do I rate you? You identified but could not solve the problem.

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God bless you.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

At least I now have my files back I transferred the HD to another computer, then saved them on a stick. Now I can move them to a new computer that I will soon purchase.


Thanks.

Great news Bob. Please make sure you keep backup of your important files from now on. That helps a lot in these kind of crisis.

Thank you and have a nice day.