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Toshiba laptop, AC light flashes yellow 6 times, pauses, and repeats, will not start, have tried with and without battery installed

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  • mrninja
    mrninja May 11, 2010

    the os will not boot? or the laptop wont turn on at all?

  • pontelemon
    pontelemon May 11, 2010

    This is an error code. I need to know on how long is each flash. There should be combination of short and long flashes for ex: long-short-short-long-short-short.



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BIOS codes are sound-coded, not LED based. This is a power controller issue. I have the solution for the non booting Toshiba that I wrote almost a year ago. This tutorial (written and pics from the repair of my m35) is applicable to laptops that shut down without any warning, laptops that turn on only sometimes, and laptops that simply refuse to turn on (LEDs blink, fan spins up for a second and then everything just goes dead). So if your laptop does not turn on, it goes completely dead within a few minutes after bootup, here's the link to the tutorial. The repair takes about an hour, there's no need of replacing any parts, reinstalling any software or any other thing. The only investment in repairing your laptop with this tutorial is your time. Basically, you can repair your laptop within the hour, without spending any money for any parts or software.
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Hello.
Please try with another AC power supply.

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