Question about Toshiba Satellite A45-S121 Notebook
It did power up to the Toshiba blue screen but needed the correct hdd. I ordered a new power supply as I acquired it without one. I ordered the correct hdd and installed it, then left it charge overnight. When I tried to power up it did nothing. I removed the battery and ac supply and held down on the power button for 1 min, then reinstalled the battery and ac and tried again. Still nothing. Went through the series again and left the battery out using only the ac, still nothing. Tried the initial battery out and ac disonnect then both back in and nothing. I have noticed that it blinks a series of 2 blinks and then 6. After sinking this much into it I am determined to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Did the new HDD come preinstalled with an operating system (Windows) ?
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem. What I have found with mine is that if I can get the battery to take just a little charge then I can get it up and running. Here is how I do it. Disconnect AC power leave the battery in and start the laptop. As soon as thing start to run I plug the AC back in and it works fine from there on. Now mine is flashing as well now and I have a dead battery and it will not restart. Something I have noticed thought is it appears that the yellow light is blinking a code. This is what I have come up with. I appears to be flashing 323 as the code or could be 2 shorts 1 long then 2 shorts and then 3 shorts.
Anyone know where to find info on these flashing codes.
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
Not yet. When I find the time I plan to try and switch out the power supply/jack in the back of the machine. I am hoping it is just a matter of a faulty connection. Thanks for asking.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
Mark F K, truong808, does the cooling fan(s) blow or come on? If not, the system will sense tha ti is overheating and will shut down to prevent further damage. Also, a thermal sensor may be failing on the Mobo and thus keep the fan from initiating. The cheapest fix is to replace the fan. Worst case scenario is another Mobo may be the fix.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
I started having the same problem and worse mine would shut off without warning either from the battery running down or even just plugged in without a battery.
I thought It might be overheating so I got a can of air and cleaned all of the vents...and downloaded core temp to monitor the cpu temp @ http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/. Same problem shut down and no charging even though it was running cool.
Finally I started changing settings and it seems to be working and charging just fine.
Here's the answer:
1. Set your power scheme to balanced
2. Open Toshiba Assistant from start
3. In Toshiba Assistant open CPU tab and set to low power.
4. When asked "restart now?" say no and shut it down using the start menu.
When you start it back up you will see the change.
Changing either one of these settings brings the problems back. I can't explain it.
I HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU!
I just can't afford another laptop right now.
P.S. even at low power my system works fine...It's a little slower @ start-up but otherwise good.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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