Question about Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 Notebook
I was given a Toshiba A85-S107 Laptop. It had not been used for a year or so. He had recently wiped it clean and installed windows XP. Now on start up the fan comes on for a couple seconds then stops, the screen is completely black, 2 left green lights on in front and the fan seems to be running slowly and quietly. No beeping. I tried a external monitor-no luck.
I have the exact model you have, the A85-S107, and I can say from experience
this sounds like a problem with there being no conductivity thru the battery.
With only 2 left green lights on in front, you are indicating that the battery
light (the 3rd one) is not on. Even if you are plugging into a wall outlet, you
need battery conductivity as long as the battery is in there.
Try removing the battery altogether, and with it removed, THEN plug your
AC adapter into a wall outlet. I believe you will find your laptop now works
just fine, as I did.
The interesting thing is, if you clean up the battery terminals by polishing
them with a clean cloth -- and then re-insert the battery -- you may find,
as I did, that the battery was fine all along. It just had a very slight amount
of corrosion on the contacts. (And also the laptop's receiving terminals.)
In my own case, re-inserting the battery after cleaning all the contacts
was all I had to do. It's been nearly a year since I had almost exactly the
same problem, and it hasn't returned.
However, IF your battery is a completly dead battery -- then your only
hope is to replace it with a new one [you can buy them fairly cheaply on
the net] OR to use the unit with the battery removed, running on current
supplied by your AC adapter.
Which of course means that you need to SAVE any work to your Hard
Drive before you ever allow that Adaptr to be unplugged.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Chek in bios setup your hard disk is detect or not.
when u power up the laptop press F2 or DEL or F5 or F12 then u see bios menu.then if your hard disk not detect disable sata.if u detect your hard disk set harddisk as first boot device then save settings.
but if u see first windows then blank scrrreen u need to do nothing.just do following.
when u power up the laptop press F8 key then u get safe mode and etc menu.
go to enable vga mode thwen u enter in windows xp set your display resolution to 800*600 or 1024*768
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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