It all started about a mth ago, my toshiba satellite a135-s2376 locked up, the only thing i could do was to hold down the power button and restart it... when i did a password screen came up, didnt know what it was talking about so my husband looked up and found you had to remove the harddrive and remove this sticker and reset the bios... so we did 2 days later my usb ports (all 4) stopped working, then yesterday my speakers started making a scratching sound and they stopped workings and everything locks up... any ideas... right now its a very large paper weight
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Hi isiani2004, to fix the "Touchpad." Do the following: Click on the "Start Button." "In the (right area), select to open the Control Panel. Next in the [Hardware and Sound] category. "Choose the "Mouse" 'applet.' Next, click on the"Device Settings" in the (Devices) block. "Highlight" the item you want to (Enable) this being the "Pointer Device." Click on the [Enable] button. Be sure to (Click) on the "Apply, and OK buttons" "Open the "Device Setting: Click on the "Settings" button "Items listed" ->-> *Tapping, *Virtual Scrolling... "Apply" button after each change! "You may need to "Update Drivers?" Next in the "Mouse Properties" (window). Open the "Properties," Now, open the [Driver] by [2x clicking] on it." If the, Update Driver(block) is not "Grayed-out?" Click to "Update Driver", and click the (OK) button!! Post a "Comment" if you need more help, or if it helped let me know, by giving a rating. "Best Regards"
Hi there! What is happening here is the computer is not posting up. Does it show you the windows logo? I believe not? Usually for this kind of problem you can try this steps . First unplug all the external devices connected to your computer like printer,scanner then unplug the power cable/Ac adapter connected to your computer from the power outlet or strip if your using one and make sure that you will take out the battery as well.. Try to press and hold the power button for like 20seconds (you have to do that to remove any flea power inside the system we called this "power cycle").After that plug in the Ac adapter and start the computer normally by pressing the power button again. If the system power on normally that would be great but if not there might be problem with the hardware so you have to contact Toshiba it will be better if the system is still in warranty (Take note of the keyboard lit lights as well cause Toshiba technical support might ask that ). Hope this help you. God Bless...
You will need a 2.5" SATA HDD to change with. (the operation must be done with the laptop shut down) Unscrew the container with the HDD sign and remove it. Being SATA you just have to plug it in the connectors and it should work. (of course you'll have to format it and reinstall your OS).
Sounds like you have a short somewhere: either inside your laptop or possibly the power adapter itself. The cheapest and easiest way to figure out which is causing the problem would be to take your laptop to a local computer shop and ask them if they have an adapter that's compatible with your laptop, then try the adapter with the battery in & out of your laptop. If it doesn't shut down, then I would say that your power adapter is shorting out and causing the problems. If it still has problems when using a different power adapter then I would say that there's something going on inside your laptop that is causing the problem. Many times it's because the female power jack on the motherboard needs to be replaced. There are several other things that would cause this to happen too, but what I've told you so far is the usual problem and solution - in my experience.
The problem is well known witht this model Toshiba - the problem is the fan stops working and then hence shuts down to prevent overheating - it does not take long once the laptop is hot. Without replacing the fan just reboot the laptop until you hear the fan start again on reboot.
It is most likely a crack in the chip that sends power to the CPU. Fan is on different circuit and is getting power. Almost need a really strong maginifying glass to see a crack like that. Unfortunatly the best solution is a new motherboard. I have had some sucess with resoldering these chips but you need a hot air rework station to do a real repair. Hardest part is figuring out which chip it is. A lot of them are labeled MAXWIN ****. Should be fairly close to the CPU socket. Hope this helps, keep us posted. One other thing to try is pushing down on the laptop in the area of the cpu when you boot it and see if that helps. Opening and closing the laptop screen puts a lot of stress on the motherboard and over time will crack the cold solder joints.