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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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Re: Boot up and down

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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Re: Boot up and down


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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