I am a new user and I am really desperate to get the backlit keyboard working on my Satellite P850, normally it wouldn't be a problem but I spend a lot of time in low light situations and it would be so very helpful to me, it was also a feature that swayed me to purchase a model laptop with the ability to have a backlit keyboard.
If anyone could help me,I would be forever grateful
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I have the S50-B-15P model with Windows 10 installed. I never checked if the backlit keyboard worked on Windows 8.1, as soon as I got it I upgraded to Windows 10.
I have installed all the drivers from the Toshiba Windows 10 upgrade page however as before the keyboard works just not backlit!
I opened the eco utility software and checked for the keyboard backlit settings under eco mode however it does not exist and no setting exists in the BIOS either.The keyboard does have the symbol to enable the backlit function on the Z key however pressing FN + Z does nothing.
Does anybody have any ideas on how to fix this? Does the keyboard even have this function or is it faulty?
I have the same problem as its with you
my laptop is Satellite S50T-B1391 which is new just 4 days I check every thing like you Fn+Z is not working the bios is new version and nothing is there also nothing about backlit in eco utility app
I check it in win 8.1 before upgrading and win 10 all have the same problem
My laptop got wet (water).. At first only one key was not working.
It got worse when i tryed to fix it I put it under a fan and it made most keys not respond
some keys were working but i decided to change the keyboard.
( i didnt power it off and just used a usb keyboard)
I have replaced the keyboard from ebay
My question is about the back lit strip.
My old keyboard; had a ribben cable coming out to LED light node and additional black plastic wraping on the backside of keyboard.
I broke the ribben from the old keyboard ( no not the regular ribben cable )
I reconnected the new keyboard which; did not have led lights or black plastic
I go into keyboard on control pannel and it says my keyboard is connected (1 to usb & 2 to the computers port Standard P/S2 keyboard& is working fine
.( it isnt working at all)
Does my laptop need to have the led circuit connected?
is it a loop to the keyboard ribben ( which i have connected)
I have talked to someone who believes this is for led(s) and all that is uncommon on non-backlit keyboards and should not be necessary for the keyboard to work and we believe its only lighting.
keyboard to turn on but I am missing a ribben connection to this extra strip of LED lights and what else ?
Should i order a plastic led light strip and stick it to my new keyboard to match the original
Do i need to complete the circuit where the led ribben was connected as it is a loop or safety feature or to complete the circuit
is there any chance i bl... Read more
I have a Satellite Pro T130 which I have difficulty using in the dark or poor light. Does it have a backlit keyboard option? If so how do I turn it on?
I have checked the specifications of Satellite Pro T130 on official Toshiba website and it seems this model isn?t equipped with backlit keyboard and as far as all T130 models using a standard half gloss keyboard.
So I think you must life without this feature on T130 ;)
I had bought some HPs for my staff and they have gray keyboard lettering I cant get on with so I thought I'd buy another Tosh. Chose the U500-18T and nasty surprise - gray lettering.
Then I find it is supposed to have backlit kb. The UK version has the same design of kb as rest of world but no backlight - result unreadable below anything but a well lit room. They haven't even bothered to put white lettering on. Cheap or what. So I called Tosh to buy a new kb and they were quite contrite.
So I have ordered a replacement kb from the US. I'm quite happy with US layout. Question is - will it work?
Is the fn-Z key still going to work. Is the kb even going to work? Can anyone help?
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Recently, Toshiba U840's motherboard is replaced for having AHCI function on SSD, but I find out that keyboard gets no Backlit at all, even through I press FN + Z.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to enable it? or Do I need to bring back my notebook for services again?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Only 3 lights on backlit keyboard are working: Volume on/off, wifi on/off, and backlighting button on/off. Is there a way to troubleshoot software and hardware issues related to this problem? Or does this require replacing the keyboard all together. The keyboard is in mint condition so very frustrating
Hi @Ruxpin,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the backlit keyboard. I will be glad to help you. Please look at this Microsoft link Backlight keyboard not working with windows 10 upgrade from 8.1. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.Read other 3 answers
Hello everybody, just purchased a Z50-70 and am pleased so far.However, the A**zon product specifications stated it would have a backlit keyboard (bought the 59424714). Up to now I have not been able to switch it on (Fn+space doesn't work) and/ or find any settings for it. Can anybody help? Thanks in advance!
Make sure all drivers are installed and up to date, also check bios settings just to double check everything is ok in there.
Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI
After installing an ssd recently, the backlighting on my keyboard no longer works. Every other button on the keyboard works normally, including the other built in function keys like mute, brightness, etc. I might have messed up some connection, but I didn't take the keyboard off at all to install the ssd, which was installed without issue itself. Another thought is that it might be a driver, since its a fresh drive and windows install. I don't really know what to look for though, so any thoughts you might have to help would be appreciated.Read other answers
I just received my new XPS 13 9350 and the backlit keyboard never worked.. the only light i can see is from the caps lock...
I've no idea whether this is a hardware problem or just some driver problem...
I've tried the BIOS setting but nothing changed. And the Windows Mobility Center didn't show anything about keyboard backlight..
Thank you for writing to us! You can use the F6 key combination to enable or disable backlight.
Hoping this helps!
Hello I am having issues with my HP ENVY x2 - 13-j000na (ENERGY STAR). The keyboard will only work when attached to the screen in a very specific position. Changing the angle of the screen results ini it disconnecting and being unable to reconnect. When not attached to the screen it will not work at all.I still have warranty and would really like this sorted ASAP as it is incredibly annoying. I've tried all the recommendations of updating BIOS and drivers etc and still nothing. Can anyone help? Thanks.
It's a hardware issue and is going to have to be addressed by making a warranty claim. There is no adjustment or quick setting fix we can provide.Read other 3 answers
I have a new Dell XPS 13 Linux edition (this one) and immediately installed Linux Mint 18 on it, wiping the Ubuntu 14.04 which was shipped with the it.
I am really confident with it, only the backlight for the keyboard is not working. I have a keyboard light symbol on my F10 key but when I press it, nothing happens. All other features and all other media controls/media keys/screen brightness keys work. When clicking the battery icon in the Linux Mint taskbar, I see 2 controls, one for the keyboard lights brightness and one for the screen brightness. When I drag those bars, only the screen brightness is working again.
I also see the settings in /sys/class/leds/dell\:\:kbd_backlight/ (I think that's the config folder for it). The brightness file in this directory contains "1", so as I understand this correctly, this should theoretically work.
As I noted before I immediately installed Linux Mint on it, so I can't say whether it worked before. And this is really the only thing which is not working on the laptop.
I have obviously checked that my ultrabook has backlights with the product number on its back.
Do you have some tips so I can get this to work? Thanks in advance!
I have recently replaced my laptop's bezel. Since then backlit is not working even though the settings are correct. Could this issue be due to bezel replacement. If yes, please suggest how to resolve it
I assume that removed both the keyboard and palm rest first to remove the LCD assembly and finally the LCD bezel. I would go back and check the keyboard and make sure that both the keyboard data and back lite cables are connected correctly. The manual doesn't show a back lit keyboard, but on back lit keyboards there are two cables that will need to be connected.
Hi all, I recently purchased a T460s with some upgrades on the specifications (RAM 16 GB, GPU GeForce 930M and etc.). The initial operating system was set to Windows 7, so I upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit. I manually downloaded all the drivers required for this laptop and windows 10. While everything else runs pretty well, the keyboard backlight does not seem to work. I haven't checked if the backlight works on the previous operating system, so I am unsure if the problem is actually from the hardwares or if the OS was updated wrong. I am pretty sure that this model supports the keyboard backlit function since the space bar has that little image on the left side that (I'm guessing) indicates the function of backlit keyboards. I'm wondering if there are actual drivers that I must intall prior to pressing the (Fn+Spacebar) keys to turn on the backlight, or if there is a problem with my computer. If it's the case of the latter, I am thinking about resetting my laptop (reinstalling windows 10). Being aware of how long it takes to download and install all the necessary components, once I do, is there any method of backing up the computer and after the reset just using that backup to go back to the original state where I have all my programs and data? Thanks.Read other answers
When I purchased the laptop it cames with Windows 8.1. I upgraded to an SSD myself and put Windows 8.1 back on and almost immediately upgraded to Windows 10. Sadly, I do not remember if the backlit keyboard worked on 8.1 with the SSD. I assume I am missing some driver or something simple like that but I have had my laptop identified on the HP site and installed all the drivers for it. If I recall correctly pressing F5 should do the trick but it does not. Just an FYI, when I hit caps lock and the mute button it lights up orange as it should.Read other answers
I just received my new lenovo Y700 14 laptop.But my backlit keyboard is not working.I can see it on website that it comes with backlit keyboard but its not working my laptop.Following is the link of the website I purchased.http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-14-inch/?menu-id=y700-14-inchKindly help.Thanks in advance.Read other answers
First of all the support section on Lenovos website must be the most confusing I've ever experienced. I can't find anywhere to send a simple email asking a question. When I enter my product serial at http://support.lenovo.com/ I cant use either email or chat because for some reason those options are not available for my product!I did try to call them, but they don't understand anything. No technical knowledge. So my last option was to register for this forum and hope someone can help me. (Even the forum didn't seem to be updated as there was no section for my model, ideapad 700, only up to 500) Anyway my question is that my backlit keyboard is not working for my Lenovo 700 15ISKYes I fully understand I have to activate it by Fn + Spacebar. But nothing happens. My spacebar has the symbol for backlit keyboard. I was confused at first because I've read that some configurations of Ideapad 700 15ISK does not have backlit keyboard. My Machine Type Model: 80RU001KMX I have tried updating drivers, bios and windows 10. Nothing helped.One thing that are confusing to me is that in many guides/posts for other Lenovo products I've read. "Lenovo settings" should have an icon for the backlit keyboard, so that you whithin that app/program could activate it. My Lenovo settings app does not have this icon. It has lots of options to configure most of the functions for my ideapad 700, but nowhere in this program can I find anything about backlit ... Read moreRead other answers
Hello!I've been using my Latitude E6410 for a few years now and it's by far the best laptop I've ever had.Recently, my backlit keyboard stopped working. It's something that you don't appreciate enough until you lose it... :) So I got a new backlit keyboard for it and installed it, but it still doesn't work.I wonder if it could be a problem that's unrelated to the keyboard itself - maybe some motherboard issue / bios bug / whatever. Or maybe the new keyboard I got has its backlit feature broken.Any ideas?Please note it's been my computer for a while now, so I know all about how to activate it (alt+right arrow / bios setting). also note that it doesn't work even before the OS loads, where it used to work perfectly earlier.Thank you very much!Read other answers
For some reason, I cannot get the backlit keyboard to work on my new X1 Carbon Touch. It lights up upon powering up and then will not turn on no matter how many times I hit the space bar. I don't see an option to enable/disable anywhere either. Am I missing a driver? Thanks in advance.
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Be sure to hold the Fn key while pressing the Spacebar to turn on the backlit keyboard. If you have already tried this to no avail, then I would recommend checking some BIOS settings. To enter BIOS, reboot the machine. When it is powering back up and you see the Lenovo splash screen, tap the Enter key repeatedly. A menu should appear. When it does, press F1 to enter BIOS. Once here, navigate to Config ? Keyboard/Mouse and check the settings of Fn and Ctrl Key swap and Fn Key Lock. For purposes of this test, make sure they are both set to Disabled. Once done, press F10 to save and exit. The machine should now boot normally. Log in to Windows and try to activate the backlight again and see if that works.
Best of luck,
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Hi all, I accidentally dropped my x1 carbon 3rd generation on the floor and since then the screen stopped working. I connected it to an external monitor, it boots fine and everything runs normally. However, I can only see the backlight working on the laptop screen. Would replacing the LED panel solve this issue or could the issue be somewhere else? Thanks for any insight! MesonRead other answers
I am trying to update my blu ray player I keep getting download failed when I try and update aacs I keep getting download failed. I am running windows 8.1 I went to download the patch so I can play discs and I get version of source build is not target build. what do I need to do?Read other answers
I've tried downloading the latest bios and resetting the keyboard options in OMEN CONTROL as well as pressing the F5 button but nothing works. The speaker lights are working fine and can still be customized through CONTROL however the rest of the keyboard won't light up regardless of whatever color or zones I choose through OMEN. I've read in the forum that other users have had this problem after a bios update and clicking th F5 has worked for some users but it still has not for me. My laptop just fell out of the one year warranty and it would be disheartening to lose the ability of a backlit keyboard for a $2000 laptop just because of a bios update. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!Read other answers
This morning my HP Omen arrived in the mail, fully functional with everything in tact. After I left my laptop to install the updates from the HP Support Assistant (One of those updates being a BIOS update), I came back to find my computer restarted and my backlit keyboard not working. After trying to use the HP OMEN Control to fix the keyboard, I found that the keyboard will flash briefly when I click "Apply To All Zones", but then immediately turns off again. Is there any way to fix this Backlit Keyboard issue ir can we see an update in the near future that fixes this issue?
Found a solution! Apparently, the keyboard shuts down after the BIOS update, so in order to turn it back on just push F5.Read other 10 answers
I recently bought a 7559 laptop from a Dell certified re seller of refurbished laptops. I didn't get the backlit version but i regret that now.
I see I can buy the backlit board on numerous sites, but im unsure if the connectors are on my model ready for me to connect it to :(
Any ideas if my NON backlit model with accept a backlit board?
I just purchased Inspiron 15 7000 7559. Backlit keyboard was working fine untill i updated my BIOS to 1.1.8 and now there in BIOS it is shown as non-baccklit keyboard. Keyboard lits up on its own sometimes and when pressing keys it goes dark again.
Any idea whats the problem?
Hi, I have a new Elitebook 820 G3 which I am surprised came without backlit keyboard which I thought is standard on this model. Can I upgrade it now or is there some extra chip missing and it will never work? Is it just keyboard that needs to be replaced? I know there is an extra connector for backlit and I am not sure if my laptop has it build in (the connector). Thank you very much in advance for any help/suggestions. Regards, Radek
@Radekk1 Everything should be there for you to upgrade to the backlit keyboard. You can make sure by checking if the ZIF connector is mounted to the system board. HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC - Remove/Replace videos http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7815289&MEID=07E15A5D-4006-405F-818E-406F35690E1B Click on keyboard. REORead other 4 answers
Recently, I have been having issues with the battery, which means I have to plug in my AC adaptor in all the time. The battery icon on the taskbar shows that the battery is 68% and has been for the past few days. Hovering over icon says "plugged in, not charging", and the battery light on the laptop does not light up. If I unplug the AC adaptor, the laptop shuts down completely.
I have also tried the cold reset as per below instructions (from the "Solve a problem" section in support)
1. Switch off your laptop and unplug the AC adapter
2. Remove the battery from PC (for models with fixed battery please follow this instruction)
3. Then press on the power button for 30 sec.
4. Next, plug in the AC adapter, without the battery, switch on your computer and start Windows normally
5. Wait for 5 min. and then put the battery back on while your laptop is switched on
In step 4, when I switched on the laptop, the laptop starts and the battery light is on. But then after a few seconds, the battery light turns off and the laptop switches off.
Has anyone had this issue?
I have just the same issue. I bought a new battery. It worked for about 1 hour starting with 67% and rising to 100% and then my laptop just died. Now my old battery says 0 %, not charge, my new battery says 0%, 8 minutes to fully charged. So I'm a little bit confused about this and don't know if this is only a battery error. I'm going to go to service this week so I let you know what is wrong. I have Satellite P850-33mRead other 2 answers
My laptop was working fine last night, no new software installed or anything. This morning, when attempting to boot my laptop, I came across multiple blue screens for NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM & FAT_FILE_SYSTEM stuck in an infinite loop. As I could not do anything, I force shut down the laptop. When I turned it back on, it powers on but will not boot.
The first time I powered it back on, the fans were working in overdrive. I let this run for maybe 20 minutes before force shutting down again as nothing was happening.
Ever since then, powering the laptop back on works but nothing will boot. The fans are on but are not working excessively and the third light on the side does not turn on (I believe this is the hard drive light but I am unsure). I have tried fixes from the Microsoft forums such as holding the power button for 1 minute with all power sources and battery disconnected before plugging into power again, that did not work. I also cannot boot from a CD/DVD as the laptop will not let me eject the disk drive. It seems to be permanently stuck in the state between pressing the 'on' button and the appearance of the Toshiba loading screen.
I am a university student who desperately needs this laptop back ASAP, and I cannot afford expensive repairs! Please help
Sounds like the HDD may be faulty.
If you remove the HDD and connect it to another PC using a USB caddy, can you access the data?
Hope you have backups of your work.
Toshiba satalite P850-31L wont update to windows 10, i have updated to win 8.1 clean install No windowns 10 update icon inthe tray and i have also tried the iso it says the code is wrong?
any help please
If the Win10 icon doesnt appear after running all Windows Updates, then it might not meet the minimum requirements, or a certain device may not be compatible with Win10.
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
A Microsoft account and Internet access.
Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me, please?
For the past week or so, I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Despite registering for the upgrade, I have yet to receive a notification. Upon checking Windows Update, I have seen it has actually been trying numerous times to download and install the upgrade automatically but has failed. I checked the relevant Windows forum and found countless people had also had this problem and error code, suggesting various solutions. Despite having tried all these solutions repeatedly, I have still not had any success.
In the last few days, I have found out through the Windows 10 Upgrade Tool on the taskbar that (despite having previously been clear!) it was now saying two things to do with my laptop's Bluetooth functions would not be compatible with Windows 10. Is this why the upgrade's not working? I have done what I can to uninstall and deactivate the Bluetooth features as I have never used them. However, I have now seen on the Toshiba website here that my laptop is not listed in the (massive!) list of compatible devices! Surely there must be some way to make it compatible? I've only had the laptop for three years and never had any problems with upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and then 8.1.
Anyway, I'm going to keep doing everything I can to get it to work. If anyone else can suggest something to help, I'd appreciate it. I really can't afford to buy a whole new laptop just simply t... Read more
I would like to know why my Satellite P850 laptop in not on the Toshiba list of laptops suitable for a Win 10 upgrade - it's only 2 yrs old!!!!Read other 19 answers
Hi everybody just wondering whether I can replace a non backlit keyboard with the one with and my elitebook has resolution of 1600x900 can I replace it with a full HD resolution? ThanksRead other answers
I have the following model of Toshiba:
Part Number: PSPKFE-00P007EN
Every time I turn on my computer, touchpad disables after seconds. What is more, I can't unblock it with the function button (F5) because it doesn't work. Other functional buttons work fine (for example sound or brightness adjustments).
Any clue what is going on?
I appreciate any help!
I have a Satellite P850 with i7cpu and 16gb ram running win 7 home premium.
The wifi card seemed to give up and as it was a realtek, with no support from their site, not even drivers. I decided to swap it out and installed an Intel centrino advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 dual band mini wifi card I have finally got all the drivers installed but the intel diagnostic keeps asking to turn the mechanical switch for the wifi. I have tried the F12 and FN keys but nothing happens.
Any Ideas as to how to get this switched on???
You're very proud of that card evident in giving us the entire model number compared to the Realtek whatever that you dismissed.
Whether Toshiba supports your particular card is a quest for you to determine and I'll get you started by focusing your efforts to the csd toshiba site hosting drivers for Intel WiMax devices:
I hope you haven't thrown your RealTek away, you will eventually realize a new set of problems and incompatibilities using your Intel Card while RealTek devices whether they're Atheros or RaLink chipsets are superior, flexible and accommodating of manual power adjustment for increased performance.
Intel's are incapable of such things and overly constrictive and incapable of effective control, just like the mysterious conflict you're having at this very moment.
The RealTek drivers are already included inside Windows, so are most Intel WiFi cards and these downloads are another layer of issues your forcing upon yourself.
Seems that the function keys, to control the volumen, wireless and bluetooth on/off, pad on/off and so on seems not to work in Windows 8.
I Installed all new drivers, used the Toshiba Upgrade utiliity but seems not to work.
Does anyone knoe how to fix this?
It is pretty annoying that now I cannot control the devices with F keys.
Thanks for any recommendation.
Is Toshiba Value Added Package for Win 8 installed?
This is an essential package providing the buttons functionality.
Does anyone know why Windows 8 won't restart properly on the Satellite P850 laptop?
It seems like everytime I have to restart, especially after installing an update, it just hangs on the "Restarting" screen and I usually end up having to hold the power button down to completely shut it down and then power back up again. Sometimes I even have to do that to get it to shut down.
I'd be very grateful for any help anyone can give me, please.
I have no idea why the Windows 8 won't restart properly but this document should help you to repair or to restore the Windows 8 system on your Satellite P850
+Windows 8 Recovery & Repair+
Please post some feedback if it helped and how you could solve this!
I own a Satellite P850-12Z with Win10 pro November Build. I want to boot from a USB and I need to change the boot sequence but I can't access the BIOS nor the UEFI Boot Mode. I have the latest BIOS update available.
Thank you in advance
I own a Toshiba Satellite P850-12Z with Windows 10 (November Release). My computer is not compatible with UEFI boot menu and I have the latest BIOS firmware available installed. I need to but from an USB and I can't change the boot order because I can't access the BIOS Settings. How can I access?
Thank you very much
Hello to you.
I am wanting to upgrade to my CPU as I this laptop still has a lot of potential with the 2GB NVIDIA graphics card and I want to run a i5 / i7.
Could you provide me a list of the top 3 preforming CPU's of the i5 and the i7.
Details: Toshiba Satalite P850-30V (pspkbe-06601rmd)
Thank you for any support
New to the forum, so hello.
Got given this laptop by my son-in-law as he got a new one. Fitted a hybrid drive and a clean install of Win 10 without too many issues. I wanted to upgrade the centrino wifi+bluetooth to a newer card and use my 5GHz at home because 2.4Ghz is too slow. Got the card, installed it - default drivers were installed and it said device was working, but no connection.
Did some reading online - tried the tape over pin 20 but that didn't seem to work. Couldn't find anyway of turning the wifi adaptor on.
I've put the old card back in for now. The Fn key works with the old one, but didn't work with the new one, so I'm wondering if this is the "whitelist" issue where this new card isn't supported in the BIOS. As far as I could tell the new card is the same form factor etc so should work.
Anyone got any ideas?
just tried installing an Intel 7260HMW. It didn't work. Drivers seemed to be installed OK but couldn't turn the wifi adaptor on. Tried the tape over pin 20 option but that didn't work.
Anyone got any ideas?
Hi allMy question is in the titleIs it possible to buy a backlit keyboard and make it work on a thinkpad T560 who originatly didn't have one ?ThanksRead other answers
Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with a Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion 17-e020dx Laptop?Read other answers
Hello, after passing the latest Windows updates, the Ethernet network device (RJ45) has disappeared, only finds the Wifi and USB.
When I install the latest version of the driver, once it is finished it says it can not find the network device.
The Lan device does not appear in Device Manager.
I upgraded my Toshiba Satellite P850 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as the windows was showing me the icon that the update is available. Within or after the installation process, I saw a blue screen error message that 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you'. It was restarting itself, coming to the same blue screen and restarting time and again so I forced shut down it but after restarting after forced shut down, I have black screen, no display no BIOS function, F12, F10, F8, F2 none functional.
Does not do anything. Tried removing battery, pressing power button for some time and restarting but to no avail. Fan runs and I can see the power on light in the button and on the front but black screen.
This happened to me, your computer isn't dead. (probably) The black screen is because of dual display. Hit tab and then enter your password when you see the mouse cursor. (or hit enter if you haven't set a password ) windows 10 is outputting to a display that doesn't exist because it can't get it's code around the idea of having 2 video cards. Sigh. Looking for the fix. At the moment this is the workaround.