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Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 will not start up...lights come on but no power up???

This seems to be a common problem but I do not see a common answer. However, when I turn my laptop on the power button will light up and the LED's on the front will come on, but there is nothing on the screen (remains dark) the fan comes on but in 5 seconds or less the fan stops, the unit stops "booting" at that point and the leds's and blue power button remain on. Occasionally (maybe 1 out of 100 times) it will power up but it seems that the few times it did come on I moved it and it went of...but one of the times it was on I shook it a bit to try and determine if a loose wire was the cause and I figured it would cut off when I moved it but it did not????????? I am strapped here...out of warranty, no close service experts, nothing...any help would be A-1. thanks in advance-rick

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I have the the same problem. So whats the fix?

  • rguea Mar 02, 2009

    No power light,fan.a/c led and battery led come on but nothing else. Display is black and computer never boots.



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Hi, Toshiba extended the warranty of the M35 till Nov. of this year for this same problem. If you just contact Toshiba support, they'll rplace the board no charge. I've had a few repaired. They only take a few days. Good luck,

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

  • shottz200537 Mar 09, 2011

    shut it off -hold zero then turn machine back on-warning screen say yes-delete files and partitions say yes-delete files and overwites option say yes-will take 12 hours so leave in a good spot itll say finish then press finish-restart-*black scree*-shut off computer again-hold zero then turn computer back on- warning screen say yes-restore to factory(option above delete files)then continue to to follow directions to restore to factory condition..will go completely back to factory.


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Several model Toshibas had this problem includint M35X and M75X. There is a small power chip under the top cover bezel(above keyboard) that overheats and comes off the MB. Some say heating it will reseat the IC but others replace the board. It is a design flaw that is why Toshiba extended the warranty. Good Luck!

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