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Tashiba Satellite M35X S161 AC Intermittent Power Problem.

Appears may be a center power pin problem. Wiggle sometimes allows power to unit.
Also, is Hynix HYMP 112S64CP6 1 GB 200 opin (2Rx16) Memory compatible with this computer?

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    Sometimes when I touch laptop I receive a static shock and then computer restarts. Have 3-pin AC adaptor (not 2-pin).



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Your model of laptop is typical for the issue of the power plug. The plug can be soldered back on. As far as compatible memory you can call toshiba customer support and they probably could answer that question. there # is 1-800-457-7777

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I replaced the dc jack and had it soldered by a shop and it shows no lights and does not power up. all ribbons are attached what else can it be?

It could be a plethora of things.

I'm going to do a series of question, and info sort of thing pfcjma.

1) When disassembling the laptop;

A) Did you work on table?
B) Used an ESD wrist strap, and connected the alligator clip to a good ground source?
Or alternatively found a proper way to relieve your body of Static electricity?

Fling the motherboard in the trash.

2) When the shop soldered the DC Power Jack, was the Processor, and Ram Memory removed? Everything removed down to the bare motherboard?

Prepare to replace the Processor, and Ram Memory if installed.

(Don't forget to Properly clean the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the metal pad on the Fan/Heatsink Assembly, and apply fresh, new Thermal Paste)

3) Did the shop perform a good solder connection, and not a cold solder joint/s, or burn the circuit traces where the jack solders into?

Prepare to have the solder joints re-soldered by a competent tech.
If the circuit traces are burnt, and will not accept a tinning, toss the motherboard.

(No, not my shop, nor am I advertising for them. Just showing you a competent soldering job on the DC Power Jack, for a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161)

4) Is the replacement DC Power Jack THE correct one, or off of someplace like Ebay?

Not the correct one, and some of the pins didn't line up with the holes in the circuit traces, where a rinky-dink job had to be performed to install the jack?

The answer is obvious.

4) There are fuses on the motherboard. Were these checked?

From the Service Manual;

Power Supply Troubleshooting

> Check Power Supply Status (Procedure 1)

>Are the DC IN and Battery LED's lit?

Replace adapter/battery (Procedure 2)

Check Power Supply connections (Procedure 3)

> Can you turn the computer on?

Are the internal power connections secure?

Perform internal connection check (Procedure 5)

Replace the motherboard

Procedure 5:

The system board may be disconnected or damaged. Disassemble the computer following the steps described in Chapter 4, Replacement Procedures. Check the connection between the AC adapter and the system board. After checking the connection, perform Check 1:

Check 1 Use a multi-meter to make sure that the fuses on the system board are not blown. If a fuse is not blown, go to Check 2. If a fuse is blown, go to Check 3.

You are checking to make sure there is continuity, from the center pin of the DC Power Jack to the motherboard.
You are also checking to make sure there is continuity from the outside shell, ( that is around the center pin), of the DC Power Jack to the motherboard.

OHM's test with a multimeter.
An economical multimeter is around $5 to $12.

If no continuity is found, check the fuses }

Check 2 Make sure that the battery cable is firmly connected to the system board. If it is connected firmly, go to Check 3.

Check 3 The system board may be damaged. Replace it with a new one following the instructions in Chapter 4.

Just wanted to note that there are fuses on the motherboard.

Here is the download page for the free Service Manual,

On this page go down to line 11.
The one that starts with Satellite A10.

In this paragraph of file names go to the 3rd line down.
Go across and click on M30X.

The M30X and M35X are the same in regards to disassembly, and troubleshooting procedures.

This is a PDF file. Allow a few seconds for the first page to come up, after you click on the above link, and additional time for the file to fully download.

Troubleshooting Procedures - Page 31
Troubleshooting Flowchart - Page 37
Power Supply Troubleshooting - Page 41

Have questions post in a Comment.

Dec 07, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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Where do you insert the hard drive in a toshiba satellite m35x-s161?

Fip it up side down, look at lap top rear on your right, remove screw just before footing, slide out the HD adapter/bracket.

Oct 22, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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My old laptop toshiba m35x-s161 won't turn on the light on the power botton turns on and it makes some noise but nothing more happens

Sounds like there is a faulty connection between the power switch and the computer. Probably why its making a little noise.
Take in for repair and replace power button.

Jul 24, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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My toshiba m35x-s161laptop has issues

may be the procesor unit(cpu) is too bot because a dust.....

Mar 06, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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Battery problem

all laptops are capable of running strictly on ac power. if your battery is not charging it sounds like time to get a new one.
you can get one here:

Sep 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 that will not stay turned on for longer than 15 minutes.

Check power management - clean dust from fan - full system virus/spyware/registry scan. Place external fan to help internal fan.

Apr 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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Toshiba M35X-S161 motherboard replacement issues

How to remove back cove rof my Toshiba M35X-S161 to get the charging input jack to repair it?

Mar 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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Toshiba M35X S161 Ribbon Connector

You can buy another one cheap at a computer retailer, maybe. Search eBay too. There are various good things available there.

Nov 30, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite M35X-161. when i press the power button, it lights up, fans and hdd spin up. and then it kills the power after about 3 seconds. i have tried re-seating the RAM and...

Have you checked the DC jack where the power adapter plugs in. With the adapter plugged in, wiggle it and see if you get movement. Hold it upward and turn your unit on, if the power stays on, then it is the DC connector on the motherboard that is loose.

If your fan is working correctly, then check your ram. But experience has shown me that an issue like this is usually motherboard related.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Nov 26, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

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