I can't get my laptop to turn on. The lower green light (below the keys) comes on and a red light on the on/off button is on but as soon as I try to turn on the laptop the on/off light goes completing out and the lower green light becomes a flashing yellow light.
I can't get back to the first stage (lower green lisght and on/off switch red)by unplugging and taking the battery out but it just gets me back to the problem.
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Consider a new battery. How old is it? A battery has a Cycle Life, when it's reached it's time to replace it. If so, always replace with a genuine replacement, some aftermarket batteries don't work well at best, and COULD be a Fire hazard at worst. You could try a different Cord/Charger with the EXACT same power specs as the original.
Remove the battery. Plug in the power adapter. If you do not see a light turn on the front of the machine, you have one of two problems. A bad AC adapter, or the pin inside the computer has come loose. Both of the issues are very common. If you go to a local computer shop, im sure they would test that for free. Pin replacement usually runs around $100 in my neck of the woods. A "GOOD" AC adapter can cost as little as 25 bucks on ebay to 150 from Toshiba. Please contact me and let me know what you decided to do. Email ThinkingComputers@yahoo.com
i am no whizz, but i think, just THINK maybe you should get some friend or relative to check the wiring to the fan and the power button, maybe when cleaning the fan, the wires were losen, as the button is millimeters away from the fan.
i hope it might help, if not i already said, i'm no whizz
Yeah, laptops don't have a seperate video card like a desktop.But it may not be the vidieo chip.It might just be an inverter problem,which is relatively simple and inexpensive.I can't be sure unless I see it . shops are notorius for trying to sell people new motherboards.Get a second opinion.
If the discs are clean and pretty much scratch free, then this is most likely a bad hard drive. If you have another PC or laptop, try burning copies of the recovery cds and then use those. If the problem remains, you will need a new hard drive.