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Toshiba A135 not restarting after BIOS replacement

None of the 4 USB ports of my son's Toshiba Satellite A135 2386 was working. We open the computer and found no visible hardware issue. We closed the computer and restarted OK. After searching we found that somebady fixed that by updating the Bios from Toshiba support site. We found that the exisiting version was 1.10 and that the most recent for this model was 1.40.We downloded and installed. After the installation the program automatically tryed to re-start the computer, however after shutdown the computer neve came back to live again. The screen is fully black. How can I re-load the BIOS? Is this the solution?

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    Recently my son took his computer to get looked into at a local computer repair shop. There the staff, at no charge, connected the lap top to an external monitor to see if possibly it was a monitor problem. The external monitor showed the boot-up screen, then the computer's own monitor showed the boot-up screen soon after. The computer began functioning normally and continued after 3 full shut-downs and reactivation. It still did not recognize any USB devices. My son brought the computer home and again successfully activated it and then shut it down. After this fourth shut-down it again does not boot-up. What it the solution?

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I would recommend re-downloading (1st download may have been corrupted) and putting the BIOS update onto a floppy disk (on a second PC, of course) and trying to boot from it. On Toshiba, hold down the 'F12' key when you turn on the PC (put floppy in first) and continue holding until you see a boot screen. Choose to boot from floppy disk. If this doesn't work, I'd try doing the same procedure but using the original BIOS version, as it obviously worked. If this still doesn't work, there's a good chance the mother board is now damaged. I would have the laptop looked at professionally before giving up entirely though. If these ideas don't help, please let me know.

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A failed BIOS update is best repaired by replacing the motherboard.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would appear that the BIOS update has failed. One of the basic requirement in BIOS flashing is to ensure of an uninterrupted source of power to the computer. I will assume that when the BIOS was flashed, the AC adapter/charge was connected. To try and revive the laptop, pls try:

  • remove the battery and AC adapter;
  • remove the memories;
  • plug the adapter back in (without the battery, without the memory);
  • power up the unit. Pls determine if there will be beeping sounds or any other indicators such as the LEDs;
  • remove AC adapter;
  • re-install the memories;
  • again, plug the adapter back in (without the battery);
  • try powering up the unit;
  • if successful, enter CMOS/BIOS setup;
  • set everything to default, save and exit;
  • power down;
  • install battery, plug AC adapter, try again.
Should the above be not corrective, then the backup battery has to be removed or shorted and the above performed again.

incidentally, the original problem of the missing USB could very well be a surface mounted fuse for the USB's +5 volts supply.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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I am totally sorry you had this problem, but with a laptop it is nearly impossible to recover a bad flash, the only chance you have is by opening the laptop again and shorting out the cmos battery leads for 60seconds and then try posting,(if system posts it will post in boot block and require a usb floppy drive to reflash the bios) if that doesnt work it may be over, i know this isnt something you want to hear, but a bad flash on a laptop can be devastating as the bios chip is soldered onto the board, if you decide to try this, try looking around the board for a small socketed chip it should have 8 pins on all four sides, if there is one you may be able to order a new bios rom for the laptop.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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As u described that after updating BIOS u cant boot ur Laptop...It seems that accidently u corrupt BIOS of ur motherboard..So If u have warrant left try to replace otherwise u have to purchase a new motherboard..

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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    Yes ...It is the problem of ur power supply or Mother board..

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Yes may be there is a BIOS issue in your system.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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    futureloginn Dec 15, 2008

    do some steps---
    1. check Virus on your system.
    2. try to go on BIOS Setting.

    if you cant able to access BIOS than your BIOS may be Corrupted and than need update BIOS.

    Thanks

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