Laptop display is black, finals soon, any help is appreciated

Mari_1

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Things I've tried:
-Draining power completely
-Holding zero
-Reseating RAM
-Waiting overnight without power
-Shift+F8+Power
-Using restoration drive (the screen is just black. It won't allow me to do anything.)

If it helps, I had recently installed avd pc tuneup, and the amd auto detect software from the website, I'm worried I was careless and downloaded the wrong thing, messing up my display somehow?
Last night, my laptop wouldn't let me extract some zip files, so I restarted and it gave me a blue screen. It restarted again, now giving me a black screen. It hasn't changed or done anything differently since. The fans will run, and the charging led is on. The bottom gets hot.

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-B5128.
I don't have a monitor to test display on.
I'm willing to have everything deleted although I will lose pictures, art and a looooot of game data, but at this point I'm that desperate..

Please help. I've scrounged every part of the internet and nothing has worked. I have a final for class on July 7th and I'm very stressed about this. I can't just buy a new one or have it repaired. I researched heavily although I'm no tech master, I am desperate. My only functioning laptop is the one I am using, which hinges are falling apart and no keys work. :(
 

Cloudy1

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Have you tried getting into Safe Mode and doing system restore?

Guide to enter Safe Mode for all versions of Windows from Windows 95 onward:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

If you manage to get into safe mode or need further help then:

For Windows 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnUu_118Vk

For Windows 8: https://www.dell.com/support/article/au/en/audhs1/SLN291833/how-to-use-system-restore-on-windows-8-and-81-on-your-dell-pc?lang=EN
Note: Above should work on systems other than Dell

For Windows 10: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-boot-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-a.html
and then
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4588-system-restore-windows-10-a.html#option1
 

mauxie

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take a flashlight and shine it at the screen very close up. there may be very faint images indicating that the backlight has gone bad.
also, if your screen has a latch, sometimes the latch port has a switch that turns the backlight on and off.
if no latch, open and close the lid several times while its on(the lid switch could be acting up).
 

Mari_1

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No, as soon as I start it up, it's completely black. I let it there for an hour, and still nothing.
 

Mari_1

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Tried this and there is no image? It seems like just the display is just off? But I'm not sure
 
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