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Hi I HAVE A TOSHIBA EQUIUM A100 027 MODEL RECENTLY HAVE TO RESTORE IT TO FACTORY SETTINGS AFTER ERROR LOADING WINDOWS. everthing went fine but it took about 4 hrs to load vista from restore disks laptop was running really slow and i mean slow so i decided to flash the bios from within windows as stated on toshiba website it went through all the motions and when it restarted itself would not boot up again no screen just power light on

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  • julian_wood Mar 08, 2009

    Hi yeah no bios screen when i turn it on harddrive light turns on for about a secound then turns off but power button stays lighted

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  • julian_wood Mar 08, 2009

    hI its a equium a100 027

  • julian_wood Mar 08, 2009

    Hi The bios i installed was from the toshiba website the number is bios 20071126124517

  • julian_wood Mar 08, 2009

    Hi Thanks for your help i thought it was the bios chip maybe cooked well im hoping it is then a new bios chip will not be to expensive.

    What i cant understand is why it done it when i followed all toshiba instrutions it went through all the usual motions when it finished rebooted as it beleive it should and never started again. Maybe i should talk to toshiba themselves.

  • julian_wood Mar 08, 2009

    well wont be buying another toshiba considering its not even 2 yrs old yet and was over £500.00 brand new thanks anyway

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try reseating the memory just to be sure its not that.

  • rtlc2us May 11, 2010

    Hello Well i am sorry to say this but every company that makes computer parts that need drivers or software to be reset (especially) the bios have a disclaimer stating that if you are not familiar with installing drivers or Flashing bios to ask a professional but it looks like when you flashed the bios you killed the motherboard. To make sur thats not the case can you tell me when you try to start it up do you get a bios screen at all?????


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I think the BIOS might be fried on the motherboard and thats causing the no video then. It would need to be replaced. Let me know the exact model and I can verify for you if the correct BIOS was installed so at least you can know for sure about that.

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    Ben Wabnick Mar 08, 2009

    correct one for sure. Motherboard is bad. One other option though is if you can find a place that will verify whether the motherboard is bad or just the bios chip and if its just the chip, it would be cheaper just to possibly have that replaced then the whole board.

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    Ben Wabnick Mar 08, 2009

    could be that the motherboard was going bad anyway cause the load of vista went very slow. Hard to tell honestly.


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