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Will not boot up

I have a toshiba p105. When I press the power button the laptop comes on to the toshiba start up screen but then the screen just turns black and windows does not boot up. I can get into to the bios but that's about all I have tried to use a recovery disc and I've even tried to use the vista install disc to run a fresh install but, when I tried to do a fresh install the partition is not available.

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  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    it is complitly shotting down? i mean no power?

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I think the problem lies in ur HardDisk.Either it is gone bad or their is loosening in the wires or might be a dust problem.Laptops r a bit complicated things,I suggest u to show it to an expert.

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So I"m assuming that you're able to boot up off a Windows disc? If that is the situation then your hard drive is bad. That is the reason it is hanging when you first start the computer is that it can't find a bootable device. When you try to install Windows and it can't find a partition is because your hard drive is bad and can't be seen. Need to buy a new one.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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How do I take my pc back to factory settings


Restore Toshiba to Out of the Box Condition
If your model Toshiba laptop has a Restore partition on the hard drive then follow these steps to restore your Toshiba to the Out of the Box condition.
1. Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on
your notebook.
2. When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
3. When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.
4. Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.
5. Select Recover to out-of-box state. 6. Click Next again.
7. Click Next to Start recovery.
8. Restart the Toshiba laptop when there restoration process finishes running. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen to set up the laptop's date, time and language settings.

Dec 31, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6197 Laptop

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Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 white screen on stat up


Don't assume. Diagnose.

Problem could be graphics chipset, Video Cable, screen Inverter, or LCD screen.

Graphics chipset:

1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.
(Back of laptop - Blue)

Example of a VGA Cable, and a VGA connector, (Port on laptop),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

If you have a CRT type of monitor (Looks like a small TV), you can use it, or a flat LCD screen monitor with a VGA cable.

The Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook PC, also has a DVI connector on the back of the laptop. (Next to the blue VGA port)
You can connect a flat LCD screen monitor with a DVI cable.

Example of a DVI Cable, and DVI connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.
By factory default the display should be on the external monitor.

If not;
Press, and hold down on the Fn key, (Bottom left), and tap once on the F5 key.
The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

You will see a list. It 'hot cycles' through the list, until you come to the external monitor device you are using.

http://shop.mcccomputers.com/network-modem-cards/6037-toshiba-satellite-p100-p105-p105-s6104-p105-s9722-video-board-256mb-ts15082.html

External monitor display shows no white screen?
Your graphics chipset is good.
Go on with the diagnoses.

Problem is with the Video Cable, or in the Display Assembly.
(Screen Inverter or LCD screen)

Video Cable:
The Video Cable attaches to the motherboard under the Switch Cover, and about at the F2 and F3 keys.
It then routes under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.

From there it connects to the screen Inverter, and back of LCD screen,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/big/toshiba-satellite-p105-11.jpg


From;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-1.htm

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-P105-P100/remove-lcd-screen-inverter-1.htm

Due to normal opening, and closing of the laptop, the Video Cable may become pinched, and pulled on.
This can lead to a simple loose connection of the Video Cable TO the motherboard, or TO the back of the LCD screen.

(The screen Inverter connection should also be checked)

Visual inspection will NOT do. You need to physically see if you can plug the motherboard connection, and LCD screen connection in.
It could be just loose enough you won't be able to see it, but will affect the display.

Sheath of Video Cable needs to be visually inspected for signs of damage. Signs of damage to the sheath, may also mean damage to the tiny wires inside the sheath of the Video Cable.
(Stretched/Broken)

Assurance that the Video Cable is not the problem, means checking out, or have checked out, with a multimeter set to OHM's, to run a continuity check of all the wires.
('Mom and Pop' computer store. See if they will check it)

Or simply replace the Video Cable. (After you fire up the laptop, and see if loose connections was, or was not the problem)

http://www.batterysupport.com/toshiba-satellite-p105-s9722-cable-p-377633.html


(Left side connects to LCD screen. Right/Top connector goes to motherboard. Right/Bottom connector goes to screen Inverter)

Video Cable checks out OK?
Go on to screen Inverter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOSHIBA-Satellite-P105-S9722-laptop-lcd-Screen-Inverter-/250759700669


The plastic thin frame in front of the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel.
The screen Inverter is behind the Display Bezel, and mounted at a location towards the bottom of the LCD screen frame.

A screen Inverter is tested with a sensitive multimeter. Read fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

It is for this reason that those who do not have access to a sensitive multimeter, usually just replace the screen Inverter.
(Also low cost, and ease of access to replace)

Screen Inverter checks out OK?
Problem is the LCD screen,

http://www.amazon.com/SATELLITE-P105-S6084-P105-S9722-P200-140-REPLACEMENT/dp/B007QEEYGE


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[ Bet it's the video cable, or screen Inverter, that is the problem ]

[ Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce light by itself. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

The Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook PC, uses One CCFL for a Backlight.

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height,

General example,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

A CCFL contains -> Mercury, just like Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the Backlight, and LCD screen.
90 Percent of the Time the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

Primer over.

Oct 16, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook

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My screen want come on


Please unplug the power adapter from your laptop then remove the battery, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, after doing that, please plug the adapter back in then press and hold the power button until your laptop will turn on. Thanks.

Sep 28, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6197 Laptop

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I shut down the laptop at once and i turned it on immediately.so only power light is on and the computer is not working.only black screen is seen.


Try this :

1. unplug the ac adapter and remove the battery .
2. press and hold power button for a minute
3. now put the battery back and plug in ac adapter
4. turn on the laptop now

it should work.

if not, try removing hard drive and memory modules then reinstall them back.

if the issue persists, your motherbord has gone bad.

Jul 11, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6084 Notebook

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Computer restarts every time screensaver comes on


try to turn off the laptop, remove the cables and battery, then press and hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert the cables and battery and turn on the pc. Observe if the screen saver works...

Aug 03, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6197 Laptop

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Screen will not come on.


If the Toshiba appears to boot up but the screen is black then it could be a back-light problem. For instruction to determine the fault and fix please follow my instructions - click on this link :-
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Dec 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

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Toshiba preparing to hibernate


Shut it down and start over. That would be the power button for 5 or 6 seconds.

Mar 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6227 Notebook

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I have a Toshiba satellite p105-s6147 when i press the power button the blue light comes on but nothing happens even when i have it pluged in the wall with and without the battery.


Majority of the time with the P105 it's the motherboard that is at fault.

You can try reseatting the memory modules to see if that makes a difference but other than that there's not much you can do but replace the board or send it into Toshiba for repair.

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How can i recover my laptop to factory settings?



Applicable Models: Satellite L15-S104, L15-S1041, L20-S310TD, L20-SP231, L25-S119, L25-S1194, L25-S1217, L25-S1213, L25-S1215, L25-S1216, L25-S1196, L25-S1211, L25-S1214, L25-S1212, L25-S121, L25-S1193, L25-S1192, L25-S1195, L35-SP1011, L35-S2366, L35-S2316, L35-S2206, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2171, L35-S2161, L35-S2151, L35-S1054, P100-ST7111, P100-ST9212, P100-ST9712, P100-ST9742, P100-ST9772, P100-ST9762, P100-ST9752, P100-ST1072, P100-ST9732, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9412, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9012, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S931, P105-S9339, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S9722, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6034, P105-S6024, P105-S6158, P105-S6148, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6074, P105-S6054, P105-S9312, P105-S6014, P105-S6002, P105-S6004, P105-S6012 << hideThe printed instructions included with the Recovery and Applications/Drivers Media disc are correct for most computer models. For some models, however -- including those listed above -- booting from the Recovery disc requires pressing the F12 key, rather than the 'C' key. The instructions below are correct for these models.
CAUTION: The Recovery process reformats the computer's hard disk drive, which completely erases its contents -- including all applications, all documents, and all other data stored on the drive. Be sure to back up your documents and other data before following the instructions below.
Follow these steps to erase the current contents of the hard disk drive and to re-install all of the software that was installed on the computer when it was manufactured:
1. With the computer on, insert the first Recovery disc into the optical drive.
2. Shut down the computer (click the Start button, click Shut Down, select Shut Down, click OK).
3. Press the computer's power button to turn the computer on, and then immediately press and hold the F12 key. Release the F12 key when the menu of boot options appears.
4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the CD/DVD option. Press the Enter key to select it.
The computer will restart, and will boot from the Recovery disc.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to start the Recovery process.
CAUTION: Once the Recovery process has begun, do not interrupt it.

The computer's hard drive will be formatted, erasing its contents. All of the software that was installed on the computer when it was manufactured will then be re-installed.
6. Once the Recovery process is complete, remove the Recovery disc, and press any key to restart the computer.
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Jan 27, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6207 Laptop

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My lcd screen does not come on when I start my laptop.


What I am hearing is that your computer turnjs on but the lcd screen is black? Can you make sure all the status lights are on? (battery, adapter, and on your laptop system.) If all the lights are on, check your lcd screen's resolution setting...Press the buttons that brightens the screen. One, two or three times should get it going. If the contrast buttons do not turn your lcd on, it could be the monitor itself. (One other thing...check for any Visible damages on the screen, ie. cracks or missing pixels (if you can see)...

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