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Laptop apprears to go into sleep mode while I'm using it

I have a Toshiba Satellite P205 with Windows Vista. While I am using the computer, it appears to go into sleep mode, but I cannot turn it back on. The screen goes blank, but it's still lit up so it's not completely black. The hard drive light is not blinking so I assume the computer is no longer running but I am not certain. I just bought the laptop and thought it must be a lemon so I exchanged it for another and the new one is doing the same thing. It is literally shutting down while I am using it so it can't actually be going into sleep mode and I changed sleep mode settings to not be activated for 45 minutes. Any thoughts? I have that exact problem. Mine is the satellite P205D S7438. I've had mine a little over a year. I called toshiba for support and they had me check settings and such, but it still does it. It drives me crazy! Toshiba technical support is no help at all. I wish I would have purchased a different brand, but I guess I'm stuck with it now. Any one have any info on how or if this can be fixed??

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I have a similar problem with a P205D-S7436. I took it for warrenty repair but it was no trouble found - failed again as soon as I got it back. I have since found that it only fails with the A/C adapter is plugged in - see if yours works OK on battery only. If so, I am told, it is a bad A/C power jack, I have also been told it's a common problem plauging this M/B series.

    I have found one place that repairs the jack for $100 -http://comprehensivecomputing.net/power_...
    - I haven't used them yet but am about to ship the laptop off for repair.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    help my to dowload driver toshiba satellite p205d-s7438




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You have to update do BIOS firmware. Just download the new firmware in the official website (version 1.4) and install it in the windows.

my email is empalaminondas@gmail.com so If you want to I can send it for you the firmware

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