Question about Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet
I have a problem on a Toshiba Sattelite L40-15G. This boot up stop at NVRAM checking. I already replace the RAM modules but the problem still the same. I cannot get the laptop to boot so that I can flash the BIOS. I've tried the "boot block" method but the system don't access the cd or usb. Please help.
Posted by Anonymous on
I have had even new sticks of ram not work in one machine, but are fine in another. Put the old ram back in and make sure everything works like you want, then try the ram again. If they are still giving problems, unfortunately it looks like even more ram is your solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its probably not the BIOS but the board warping beneath the CPU Socket or similar.. Dont flash it (BIOS) or it will probably kill the chip. Let me look up the model number...
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
1. Remove the battery (side latch release) and hard drive. The only screw that holds it down is marked F-4 on the cover. (look for the panel with the 2" circle, that is the HD)
Use the white pull tab to move it left then upwards. It should move with little effort. Be careful not to loose the screw from the HD panel.
2.Remove all screws annotated F6 from the bottom bezel with a Pt. 2 screwdriver. (from my count there was less that a 15 )
Depending on the screwdriver, there are times where you might have to push the screwdriver down a bit to get in contact with the thread. Just be careful not to strip the threading.
3.Remove the "B25" screw located near the heat sink-fan vent. Somewhat carefully take your hand, and lift the bottom bezel up enought to disconnect (about 1-2 inches from surface) the battery with your index and midde finger. Look at they way the battery is run, and seated in the plasic clips.
With the bottom semi-open, plug in the replacement battery, and re-seat it in underneath the white ribbon cable, and clips on the housing per the original.
4. Replace all screws (less than a ton).
5. Re-seat the hard drive, by sliding it in first with the metal tab under the plastic housing, to the left, then puling it to the right. Replace the panel with the one, shorter, F-4 screw. Reseat the battery.
6. Return your model car with reciept. If a reciept cannot be found, use it for store credit.
If you wish to test the battery, simply unplug it and remove the battery for 30 minutes. Then power it on with only the A/C adapter. If no CMOS screen appears, you are good to go.
Posted on May 06, 2009
u can re-set the BIOS by removing the BIOS battery, the BIOS battery(wrist watch cell) is the size of a Dime inside the laptop, so you need to open the laptop, i suggets you visit a technician to do this.
Try doing the following also.
remove the power adaptor and remove the battery from the notebook, keep pressing the power button for 3 - 4 mins. Refit the battery / power and re-start.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
You obviously didn't read the problem carefully. The machine won't boot, so there is no command line. I have the same problem with a T23. It might be the CMOS battery that needs to be replaced.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
After "Fast Boot" has been enabled, you cannot access the BIOS setup
during power on . The machine will bypass "Press F2 to access Setup
Utiltiy and F12 for Boot Menu" prompt.
This is a bigger issue if the hard drive crashes and access to Windows is not possible OR
Fast Boot can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS setup, or in HW Setup under Windows.
If you have Fast Boot enabled and you want to get into the BIOS setup. Hold down the F2 key, then power on. That will get you into the BIOS setup Utility.
You can disable the Fast Boot Option here. You will need to disable Fast Boot if you want to use the F12 / Boot menu.
Posted on Aug 26, 2011
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