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If your Toshiba Laptop Will Not Turn On

This is a nice simple solution to a problem commonly experienced with Toshiba laptops or notebooks. Please remember this is not a guaranteed solution as there may be other factors involved as to why your laptop is failing to start e.g faulty RAM.

However, this is a very common issue that appears with these laptops and hence the reason for the Tip. It is very simple to do, involves no cost and often resolves the problem without any further intervention.

If your Toshiba laptop has mysteriously turned itself off and is now totally unresponsive or appears completely dead and won't turn back on - then read on.

Symptoms:

  • Laptop mysteriously turns itself off and will not turn back on
  • Laptop appears completely dead/black screen/unresponsive
  • Laptop refuses to charge the battery when connected to the mains supply i.e. No charge light showing.
  • There may be a brief flash of the screen or power button when you try to turn it on but then it immediately shuts off again.
Solution:
  • If the laptop is still connected to the mains unplug it completely
  • Remove the battery from underneath the machine by releasing the locking tabs (or screws dependant on your version).
  • *Important*: With the battery removed - press and hold down the power button for at least 20 seconds. This is to remove any residual power from the laptop.
  • Reinstall the battery and plug the laptop back in to the mains.
  • Turn laptop on as normal and hopefully it should power up.

As stated at the outset, in some instances there will be other reasons as to why your laptop is not turning on. However, because these symptoms are a common yet often overlooked problem with this laptop, it is highly recommended to troubleshoot this procedure first before resorting to testing or replacing any hardware.

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I changed my Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527's Vista operating system to windows 7 but afterwards, I have been experiencing microphone and speaker problems. My microphone is not working and my speaker volume is low.


Go to this website and select windows 7(32) or (64) depends on what version you are using then on the categories select sound and click Realtek Audio Driver for Windows 7 (32/64)(v6.0.1.5904; 09-03-2009; 60.61M) then click the red download now button to start downloading the driver. After downloading, install the driver that you have downloaded to update the sound driver of your laptop. If prompted for a restart, restart your computer then check your computer for a sound.

If the driver you downloaded will not fix the audio problem, you have to return to it's original operating system (windows vista) of your laptop by reformatting from a clean installation using windows vista installer.

Installation of Windows 7 is not supported by Toshiba for laptops made prior to 2007. Have a nice day.

Mar 19, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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This is a nice simple solution to a problem commonly experienced with Toshiba laptops or notebooks. Please remember this is not a guaranteed solution as there may be other factors involved as to why your laptop is failing to start e.g faulty RAM. However, this is a very common issue that appears with these laptops and hence the reason for the Tip. It is very simple to do, involves no cost and often resolves the problem without any further intervention. If your Toshiba laptop has mysteriously turned itself off and is now totally unresponsive or appears completely dead and won't turn back on - then read on. Symptoms: Laptop mysteriously turns itself off and will not turn back on Laptop appears completely dead/black screen/unresponsive Laptop refuses to charge the battery when connected to the mains supply i.e. No charge light showing. There may be a brief flash of the screen or power button when you try to turn it on but then it immediately shuts off again.Solution: If the laptop is still connected to the mains unplug it completely Remove the battery from underneath the machine by releasing the locking tabs (or screws dependant on your version). *Important*: With the battery removed - press and hold down the power button for at least 20 seconds. This is to remove any residual power from the laptop. Reinstall the battery and plug the laptop back in to the mains. Turn laptop on as normal and hopefully it should power up. As stated at the outset, in some instances there will be other reasons as to why your laptop is not turning on. However, because these symptoms are a common yet often overlooked problem with this laptop, it is highly recommended to troubleshoot this procedure first before resorting to testing or replacing any hardware. If the problem has failed to resolve using this simple step then please see my Hardware troubleshoot LapTop Will Not Turn On or Boot This includes a video walkthrough to help guide you through the process. Please do help by registering your vote for this Tip using the buttons below.

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A105-S4054 Model Number fot changed automatically & common module terminated problem


Hi, according to what you indicate in 2 occasions utilizastes the DVDs given for toshiba and they operated correctly and already not, it is possible that your equipment has gone to guarantee and they have replaced the card mother and they forgot to do the DMI to him in order that it recognizes the discs of recovery, they can do alone it in an ASP, for what I recommend you go to the nearby.

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