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Power light blinking

I have a toshiba satellite a45-s250- while using the computer, the computer shut down last night. When I attempt to start it using the power button, i press the button and nothing happens. I tried unplugging the computer, taking the battery out then put the battery back in and plug the computer in and the same thing; nothing. I tried with the battery out and the plug in and the samething happened; nothing. Two things to note are; 1. when I unplug and replug the computer, with or without the battery, the power light is a solid green. When I turn it on, it starts to blink. 2. It sounds like the computer is trying to do something because when I press the power button, I do hear the CD Rom move, but thats it.

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  • padillajoseg Sep 23, 2008

    Exactly the same problem. I took it apart cleaned it, tried to reset de BIOS, tried booting alternating RAM Modules, tried booting without a hard drive, nothing worked.

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That is because either you screen is dead(test by connecting a exteral monitor) or you motherboard is dead and I have been seeing many dead motherboards as of late

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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Manual


There's only one guide that I could find for the A45. It should help, depending on how far you have the machine torn down.



http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA45/Satellite-A45-remove-hinges-1.htm

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