Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
I have a Toshiba that suddenly stopped turning on. I researched on the internet and took it to the Computer Geeks briefly and we all thought it must be the mother board. The keyboard did get splashed once.
The computer was not really worth $400 to fix (and that is trying to do it on my own) so I set it aside. My son came along a month later, plugged it in and it came on long enough for him to log on to the internet! I was pretty happy about that since a mother board would be either dead or alive right? So it must not be the mother board?
But then we could never get it to power up again. It sat another month or so and he plugged it in again and sure enough it came on. Not long this time maybe 20 seconds or so. Now it won't power up again.
We have instructions on how to take it apart. Would a connection to the mother board cause this? What should we look for?
I am not sure if it is overheating or not but would'nt it turn on after sitting a week it it was a heating issue?
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
The laptop sounds like it is seriously overheating, this is the reason why it keeps on turning off DO NOT TURN IT ON AGAIN!!!!!!!! you need to open the laptop up, you will encounter lots of screw's make a note of where they came from, you will need to use a very small screwdiver to gently prize the case open, look for hidden screws under the battery and under the lid.
When you get to the motherboard you need to check the fan, connect the power and switch on for a splitt second, if the fan does not go round you need to replace that.
also, clean the dust and the build up of fluff from the fan blades and the grills.
If this job is to complicated buy a can of compressed air and blast it through the grill and fan areas
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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