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I hate to tell you this but I have the same problem with this laptop and it's bad news. The power button is likely the problem and Toshiba no longer makes the part so it cannot be repaired. Per my repair person it's poorly designed like a piece of tape and 2 pieces of aluminum foil and he can see why it quit working. It took a while to discover that this was the problem and he had to finally take it apart to see this. Toshiba will take no responsibility for this poor design and has told me to buy a new computer even though mine was purchaed in January of '12 and I started initially having this issue probably 14 months after purchase. I would love to keep finding more people with this problem, maybe if we all complained Toshiba would listen. You are not the only other person with this problem I have seen on internet forums.

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    Disappointment in Toshiba Satellite (P755-S5390, serial # ZB158998K) I purchased this laptop on April 1, 2012 from Staples. It failed to stay powered up in mid June of 2013. Staples easytech department diagnosed the problem being with the fan and the fact that it will not stay on, and powers off the computer (before it even has had time to boot up).

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Toshiba Laptops Overheating


Toshiba laptops are notorious for overheating, causing problems such as the system freezing up, the blue screen of death, or an actual automatic shut-down.


Usually this problem is caused by dust trapped in the computer's heatsink, which prevents the cooling system from working properly.


Solutions are fairly easy and straightforward.


Identification


Computer shops say that up to 20 percent of Toshiba laptops brought in for repair have issues with overheating.


Symptoms may be as simple as the keyboard and bottom of the laptop being very hot while the computer is working, or the fans running at maximum rotation while the system becomes very slow for several minutes at a time.


More inconvenient issues are common, such as the system completely seizing up and having to be "killed" with the battery pulled out, or the computer may shut down all by itself with no warning.


Sometimes the laptop works fine until the user starts any significant memory-demanding applications, like photo editing software, several Internet windows being open at the same time, or an Internet video stream.


Significance


A common problem with the Toshiba laptop is that dust becomes clogged between the cooling fan and the heatsink, a device which lowers the temperature by dissipating heat into the surrounding air.

Now heat produced by the processor is trapped inside the laptop, and the fan cannot blow it out.

Prevention/Solution


If you or a friend know enough about computer hardware to take the case apart, you can clean the heatsink.


Some Toshiba laptops allow access to the heatsink with a latch on the bottom of the case.


You will need to remove the fan, then clean the fan and heatsink with a vacuum cleaner or a can of compressed air, specifically designed for computer cleaning.

Types


Sometimes the fan becomes defective and must be replaced.

A common sign of this problem is the fan becomes noisy and perhaps makes a grinding sound.


Again, a person handy with computer hardware will easily be able to replace the fan, which can be purchased directly from Toshiba.


Considerations


A couple jerry-rig solutions can work, too, if the heatsink is not completely clogged.

You can try putting a vacuum cleaner hose to the fan opening and see if that draws out enough debris to clear up the problem.


If not, keeping a desk fan running, pointed at the back of the laptop, will keep the machine cooler.

Also, laptops stay cooler when not sitting flat on a surface.


Placing the laptop on a stand is a possible solution.

You can buy or make a stand, and if you don't care about aesthetics, even two 9-inch-long pieces of wood or a baking rack will work.


Check your computer ram modules for secure dust free seating you might even remove the ram modules to check for dirt on modules and in the module socket and cmos battery make sure it has charge and they are dust free and securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


if your computer runs long enough scroll to bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click select task manager


applications you will see whats running

if you see anything you dont need running select end now and you might uninstall that specific


program if you or computer does not require it to run and

some unnecessary programs that could be running your computer over its limits causing memory dumps


also under processes see what is ticking over in the background you might have a virus again if you see something you

dont need to be and users you will see who is using your computer

you might need to add more computer ram

if you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line


from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system

you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility of the ram before making any purchase



might be getting hot

check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


hope this helps







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