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Re: what is the slide switch on side of a Toshiba...
The slide on/off switch is for your internal wireless card. It must be on if you intend to connect to a wireless network, otherwise you can leave it off to save battery power.
To tell the approximate battery life left on the unit, click on the battery icon next to the clock when you are running on batteries. It will tell you what percentage and the approximate time left of the battery.
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yes youre right, the power supply or the motherboard is not working. You can try to press and hold the power button for 8 secs to turn it on. If it is still did not work, call toshiba for possible power supply or motherboard laptop repair...
Memory Upgrade for Toshiba Satellite Pro
4600 800 Laptop, the Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 800 Laptop takes the
PC100 SDRAM SODIMMs. 256MB module must be 1" in height or less Memory
Type, and comes installed with 128 MB (removable) of
Memory. You can upgrade your Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600
800 Laptop to up to a maximum of
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Two options, though check your user manual (if you have one...):
1) Many modern laptops work fine on mains power without the battery
installed. So try removing the battery and switching on just with mains
power. And when you switch on, press the on/off switch hard.
2) Many laptops have a reset switch. Sometimes this is somewhere around
the keyboard (you may need a needle - the blunt end!! - or similar to
press it) or possibly under one of the removable covers on the