When I turn on the power to my laptop, tries to turn on but dies
My Toshiba Satellite was working just fine then all of the sudden whenever I press the power button the power light lights up for about 2 seconds, the laptop sounds like its starting up but it just dies immediately. After about 1 or 2 seconds. I was thinking it could be my battery but even when its plugged in it happens. Its only a year old laptop. I thought it could be the power cord but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it physically.
Anyone have any idea what this could be? Could the motherboard be dead?
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Have you tried pressing space bar (maybe its in hibernation mode) ?
or try holding power button for a few seconds (10) then turn it back on.
as a last resort you could try take the battery out, disconnect it from the power adapter, hold down the power button for 30 seconds and then place the battery back in and the power adapter and try powering it on?
How about this step, try to turn off the laptop itself. Remove the cables and battery just like what you did before, then press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Then, reinsert the cables and battery on the laptop and then turn on the computer itself. If the laptop restarts, shuts down or freezes with the AC power cables, two things that you should seriously consider. It might be the power cable itself, AC cable port or the circuitry going to the motherboard. And since you have cleaned out the fan and heat sink, you have isolated that problem. Have you plug-in another power cable on your laptop? If yes, then check if it works. Otherwise, the main issue is that the AC port is loose or the circuitry of AC adapter going to the motherboard is not not working. You can re-open the unit and check the circuitry from the AC port going to the motherboard. You may check the circuitry from AC port to the power supply if it is ok. If symptom persist, please contact your local dealer...
First, check your power supply (the adapter). Is it putting out the required voltage to charge the battery? If not, then you might have a dead battery and no way to charge it. If the power supply is working and when you turn on the computer you get no lights, then you're probably looking at a new motherboard. If you get startup lights and hear the fan, then it's getting power and you might have a video problem. But it sounds like, from what you wrote, there is no activity at all when you try to start it. That would be the power circuit on the motherboard, most likely.
Try to do fixboot.
Boot your computer from the installation disk,Enter in to the Recovery console by pressing
"R" when prompted>type the administrator password if any or in most of the cases its Blank
so just press Enter>on command prompt type,-"fixboot">restart windows normally once done.
if "fixboot" doesn't work, follow the above steps and try "fixmbr" this time, now should be
plz let me know if this solves your problem.
your feedback is appreciated :)