Question about Toshiba Satellite A75-S226 Notebook

3 Answers

Computer shuts off

Hi. i bought my computer august 2004. i never had a problem with it until early this year. it started to suddenly turn off. i just read a blog and found out that it was some heating issue. i have tried putting a fan behind it, propping it up about an inch from the table - but all that failed. will toshiba still do something about this?

Posted by on

  • jimtow Jan 01, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with the computer shutting down suddenly. It does appear to be an issue connected with overheating as the surface of the computer above the exhaust vent does heat up. It was getting so bad that it was shutting off every few minutes.

    I did spray compressed air from a can through the air intake vents and a considerable amount of dust was expelled. The problem was much improved. However, only a few weeks later the problem has resumed although it does not happen as frequently.

    Does anyone know of a more permanent solution or repair??



3 Answers

Put it on a cooling plate with fans available at most computer stores. Solved the over heating

Stopped the overheating but now the battery will not charge completely and the plug for the AC connection is finicky four years later.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Use can air and shoot it thru the vents.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Well everything said is fine, but it is a manufacturing defect...two cooling fan at the surface of the laptop works as a vacuum everyre singly dust it can and closes the vent.

In a short run you can open and clean and do what you want, but in longer run it will destroy the power supply plus/or the motherboard. If you go to a local repair store they will replace the motherboard and charge you for it, same thing happens if you go to Toshiba repair centre. Technically, since it is a manufacturing defect they (toshiba) should replace the parts or call back the notebook.

Even if you replace the motherboard the issue has not been solved, this will happpen again and you will keep paying for the repair.


Posted on Feb 27, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Car shuts of suddenly while driving. Starts back up after 20 minutes.

When the gas-cap is plugged, you build up vacuum in the gas- tank and cause the gas flow to stop.
Use premium gas only, ETHANOL in the mix is attracting moisture/water which is part of the problems.

Jun 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have 2005 toyota prius replaced both battery's were bad and it was hard to get started and it finally started for a minute and shut off and now all indicates are back on closed sircut code's

I have 2005 toyota prius replaced both battery's were bad and it was hard to get started and it finally started for a minute and shut off and now all indicates are back on closed sircut code's
I have a 2004 Prius, purchased in August of 2004, ... I just replaced mine after 5 years since my car would not start if left ... Turned out the fault was in the brake light switch. .... I open and close the door to make sure lights are all off. ... Toyota dealer DOES know that you have bad battery.

Feb 19, 2015 | 2005 Toyota Prius

1 Answer

Dim and flicking last black screen

It sounds like your monitor went bad. It happens. Call around. There are a lot of deals now. Good luck.

Aug 04, 2009 | ViewSonic VX1940w LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Dryer shutting off too early. Faint smell of something burning?

Check the vent for clogging condition that will turn off unit and cause it to overheat. If vent goes up to roof check up there also - that is where mine was clogged with a sort of paper mache clog!!!!!

Sep 02, 2017 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Display problem

sounds like the internal video card is dying . have the service tech this out.

Mar 10, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario CQ50-110US Laptop

1 Answer

Peugeot 307 Blaupankt CD Changer IDC-A09

Hi, I know this is an old post, but I'll reply, so that other readers may get the benefit of my answer.

2004 was the year that Peugeot/Citroen changed from VAN bus to CAN bus wiring on their stereo's. If your car is before or early 2004 you will need the IDC-A09 blaupunkt in dash changer, which should just plug in and work straight away.

However, If your car is later 2004 onwards you will need the IDC-A04 Blaupunkt changer which will plug in and power up, but will not work properly untill you go to a peugeot dealer and they hook up some diagnostic software to tell the car a changer has been added. Both the IDC-A04 and A09 changers look identical.

I would say that you got the wrong changer, as the IDC-A09 changers in pre/early 2004 should just plug in and work.

Remember: Pre 2004 cars need IDC-A09 (plug and play) and Post 2004 cars need IDC-A04 changer (get pug dealer to reprogram cars computer)...its a costly mistake if you bought the wrong one!

Oct 28, 2008 | Blaupunkt IDC-A09 5-Disc CD Changer

1 Answer

Viewsonic 19


But of's can. Asked him if the LCD Monitor got any power (a green light on) If it has, switch cables, if it have a DVI connection used that cable and see if it work. Still had a problems...Then the backlight is burnt out. Have a nice day!

Sep 07, 2008 | ViewSonic VX924 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Automatic shut off of pc

There is a CD tool called "Ultimate Boot CD" which can be downloaded at On this CD there are quite a few tools that you can use to test your RAM, CPU, Hard Drive, etc.. for problems. Just boot up with this CD and select the corresponding testing program to use. Test each thing until you find the component causing the issue.

Aug 17, 2008 | Foxconn P4M9007MB-8RS2H Motherboard

1 Answer

Monitor Suddenly Shuts Down

you should download and install the software for your computer model that controls the functions like increasing & decreasing screen brightness, switch between screens etc. Try reinstallimg the OS using the recovery CD ROM that came with your computer

May 17, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1150 Notebook

1 Answer

Will not open

Take it back to the store, if it is still under a year old.
If they fob you of with some bull just ask to speak to the manager, if he isn't in or wont help ask for the area manager.

Dec 30, 2007 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite A75-S226 Notebook Logo

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides