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Toshiba laptop A70/A75,broken hardrive

My laptop mak-check the cable
ing knocking noises,and saying media failure

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I agree , bad hard drive.

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What wireless router do I need for my Toshiba A70/A75 series laptop?

I checked the specification of this notebook PC and it uses a 802.11 b/g wireless adapter. You can purchase any brand of wireless router just make sure that it supports 802.11 b/g.

You can get a D-Link WBR-2310 108Mbps 802.11g Wireless 4-Port Router at ebay for around $20.00

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Power Port Damaged

YES it's simple and CHEAP... But you will not be able to do it yourself, unless your power jack is like most IBMs where it's all screw in or unless you are very good at soldering... If it's the kind that needs to be soldered, you will need to take it to an electronic tech guy who can SOLDER it for you...

But first, check and ORDER the correct POWER JACK for your Toshiba laptop from EBAY, it's cheap, maybe under $10 bucks... Then pay the tech to solder it for you, maybe another $20 buck... It's that simple...

Here is the link to your POWER JACK and YES it needs to be SOLDERED on... Good Luck...

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My tosiba a70-kl1 starts up with a black screen and error messages stating "PXE-E61: Media tes failure, check cable" and "PXE-M0F: Eiting PXE rom"

You haved enabled the capability for your computer to "boot" itself by reading from a boot-server connected to your network-cable.

But, the network-cable is unplugged, resulting in the "check cable" message.

What this _could_ mean is that the computer primarily tried, and failed, to boot from your disk-drive, and secondarily tried, and failed, to boot from your CD-ROM, and so it made a tertiary triy, which failed, to boot from the "network", i.e., that your hard-drive is not functioning.

Reboot, and enter "BIOS setup", and disable the "boot from network" option, to get rid of those error-messages. But, it's still possible that your disk-drive is malfunctioning.

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Toshiba laptop a75-s209 maximum memory capacit 2.5 mb

1.5GB total maxium, if I read the toshiba litature,correctly. So the answer is no, you may not. THe BIOS will only be able to read and use the max it was programed to read.

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I dropped my laptop,Will not load now,it now just says this:-

You hope something is just "loose" Make sure your harddrive(HD) is completely seated...matter of fact...anything that is modular...and can be removed should be assumed " loose". Check your memory..hardrive..soundcard...or anything else you can replace or upgrade yourself. Take it out...put it back in...or just make sure its seated all the way if you are worried about taking things out. Look at any and all connections...wires and cables..some things not modular and are permanent inside, can come loose too.

If that does not could try a new HD that already has windows loaded and see if it boots up. Make sure its compatible... Its not detecting your HD which has your operating system on it..I would start there. Sorry if you know any of this wanted to cover the bases.

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Screen black & with no power

hi there,

you can follow this instruction and try to your laptop to resolved the problem.

A bad connection between DC-IN power jack on the system board and the system board is a very common problem with Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 notebooks. If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by resoldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it’s still under warranty, it would be fixed at no charge to you.
Problem symptoms:
  1. Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  2. Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wiggle the power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  3. The battery will not get charged.
  4. When you plug AC adapter, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).
To fix the problem, you have to take your laptop apart, remove the system board to resoleder or replace the DC-IN jack. Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 disassembly guides will help you to remove the system board. Take a closer look at the power jack on the system board with a magnifying glass. In most cases you get the power problem because of a bad connection between the DC jack and the system board, you’ll see a crack between the DC jack connector and the system board.
Here is an example of Toshiba Satellite M35X power jack. The crack occurs between the DC jack pin and the system board.
satellite-m35x-crack.jpg satellite-m35x-contact.jpg In some cases the connection is good, but the DC jack is bad itself. You can find a new DC jack for Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 laptops here. Search for DC jack M35X or DC jack A75.
How to resolder laptop power jack yourself.
Sometimes, after you replace the jack, you can see that the system board doesn’t get power at all. The battery will not charge and the power LED will not light when you plug in the AC adapter. So, here’s a possible explanation.
When a connection between the positive pin and the motherboard breaks (cracks), the power jack gets loose. You can feel it when you plug in the adapter plug. A loose power jack can damage the trace inside the hole in the system board. Take a look at the picture.
power-jack.gif As you see, the positive pin goes through the hole in the system board and you solder it on the top side. Right? What if the trace between the top side and the bottom side is broken somewhere inside the hole? I’ve seen it before a few times. In this case everything looks nice and clean on the top side. When you plug in the AC adapter, you get normal voltage readings between “+” and “-“ pins on the top side, but the power DOESN’T go to the motherboard at all, because there is no connection between the top and bottom sides. Test with a multimeter if there is a connection between the top and the bottom.
If the trace inside the hole is broken you still can fix it. You can run a wire to connect the top and the bottom sides. Be careful not to short something on the board.
Here’s another solution to fix the power jack problem, it shows how to relocate the power jack outside the laptop base. Check it out here: Toshiba Satellite A75 failed power jack workaround.
When you repair a loose power jack, it’s a good idea to check the jack on both sides of the motherboard. When you remove the top cover from a Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 laptop you can see only points where the jack is soldered to the motherboard as it shown on the second picture in this post, but you cannot see the jack itself as it shown on the first picture.
Removing the motherboard from Satellite A70/A75 laptop is a good idea because the jack itself might has a broken “+” pin, as it shown on the picture below. If the “+” broke off the base, you’ll have to replace the jack.

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