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Toshiba boots up power light stays on and shuts down, bad m/b ?

I have tried new memory, removing the battery, and tested the charger, boots for about 8 seconds and shuts down. No display but does leave a line in the screen for about 10 seconds. The comp shuts down, fans turn off but the power light stays on. Could this be signs of a toshiba mother board

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  • hwyhmmr Mar 12, 2009

    I have checked, theer are two fans, they both fire up at boot and when it shuts down the fans shut off, it doesnt boot long enough for the cpu to over heat. I know it doesnt take long but it shuts down it 5-8 sec and the fans are running. Tanks for the input, im thinking a m/b

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I own a Laptop Toshiba Satellite A75-S2131.
This series have a problem with the cooling flow to the processor.
The processor overheats and the laptop shuts down.To solve this particular problem you must tear down the laptop and clean up the processor heatsink (you will find it totally plugged or partially dirty).
Find in the internet the step by step instructions (with photos) for dismantling this laptop. Do not forget to apply thermal paste between processor & heatsink.

I hope this solution helps.

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Check if your cpu fan is working...that scenario is caused by overheat of processor

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