Question about Toshiba Tecra R850-S8552 : 2.8GHz Core i7 15.6in display PT520U-06G036
Laptop locks up and needs power button held down to power off. Have updated FIngerprint software and switched off power saving. Still the same. Can work fine for days, then freezes
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Toshiba DVD recorder problem
Generally, this problem is caused by bad sectors or other problems on the hard drive and can be resolved by going into the setup menu and re-formatting the hard drive. Of course, all recordings on the hard drive will be erased, so spin them off to dvd first. Be sure to have unplugged and replugged the unit immediately prior to going into the setup menu (don't try to record anything). If this doesn't work, no-one will repair this unit locally, as it must be returned to Toshiba's(TACP) depot for repair. Best of luck.
Posted on May 15, 2007
SOURCE: wifi switch problem
At first guess, I'd say you have a driver problem. Reboot the machine in safe mode, leaving the switch in the "ON" position. (F8 at startup for safe mode).
Log into the machine, and go to Device Manager. Uninstall/remove the wifi adapter.
Upon reboot, the system will attempt to reinstall the adapter, but you should not have a blue screen. If you have the original drivers, point Windows to them. You don't want Windows to use the "existing" drivers, because that's where the problem occurred.
Once the good drivers are installed, you should be back in business :)
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Posted on Oct 02, 2008
What made you suspect the compund? You're probably right though. The fan has died or is too slow. The CPU and the video chip are what the fan is protecting. It might require a new CPU chip and fan. If it's the video chip, then a new mother board is in your future.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: on start up my toshiba
A better fix is to tell your BIOS not to look at external drives to boot from.
Thats the proper fix but your solution will work just as well for many people.
Thank you for posting back as I am sure it will help others.
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Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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