Question about Toshiba Satellite M45-S355 (PSM40U073001) PC Notebook

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Boot up and down

I have Toshiba Satellite M45-S355 my problem i that when i try to boot up my laptop i only get a portion of the screen to work there is about 20 % of black on the screen but the rest works, somtimes i haveto boot it up 4 times to make the whole screen to work... when i finally get it to boot up correctly and finish using, I try to turn it off but it stays on the shut down screen until i hold the power button and finally turns off. I've done a recovery of the system but still no solution

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  • ogle101 Nov 25, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. I system restored it but the boot up problem continued.

  • Corey D Feb 08, 2008

    Same computer, pretty much the same problem....except just the other day it dosn't get into windows at all anymore. I think one odvious problem i found is that my laptop gets banged around a lot from diff. people using it, and i found that sometimes when i give it a little tap that it starts doing something...and i know its not helping at all, but i was wondering if it could be something loose. But first i tried getting to the "black" advanced startup screen w/ F8, sometimes it lets me and sometimes not....but i've tried starting it in every mode and even tryied w/ the reboot disc and press "r" for repair or "c" to redo my whole computer and nothing is working. So after a day or 2 of that, and before i read about this post, i've decided to take my whole laptop apart...and yes it was dirty. Cleaned everything and took the fan out and cleaned it, but didn't take the rest of it out. So i'm wondering now if there's a spot somewhere where the fan sits in, (that somebody mentioned about on here), that might still be clogged?!? But anyways i put it all back together and the same excact problem. I'm soooo tired of seeing that 3/4 toshiba start-up screen, and STILL not being able to get into windows!!!



    Sorry if this is too long, but this was the only post i found with the same problem and a possible solution. If any of you guys found a solution to this, i would verry much appriciate it b/c i'm on the verge of saying "F-it" and buying another computer b/c this is deff. not the first time i've had problems w/ this thing, just the first time i couldn't fix it myself.



    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thanks in advance.

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I tend to agree with heat sink problem. I will get partial screen, sometimes even blank screen, until I have allowed the laptop to cool off a bit.

I am going to try cleaning debris from the heat sink assembly.

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Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Hi,

I've had a couple of machines with similar symptoms.

The remedy will be one of a few.

Instead of a recovery, you may need to do a full system install.

The most likely problem is the heat sink/fan is getting clogged with debris, thus causing the system to run hot, which includes the video module. Cleaning this out is definitely something that needs to be done regularly in any case.

Also, the lcd cable may be slightly loose where it connects to the lcd.

Finally, it's possible that the video module is going bad... not much you can do about that.

Hope this helps.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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