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My Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 will not boot. Unfortunately by "will not boot" I also mean will not boot to bios, in addition to not booting normally. Essentially, when the power button is pressed, the power light comes on, but the screen does not. I can tell that there is a little hardware acceleration, (HD spinning a little), at first when the power is turned on, but it stops pretty quickly. -I'm assuming this isn't a so much a monitor issue since I never hear any boot noises from the laptop. -Trying to attach an external monitor via VGA does nothing. -The fan that is normally on when the computer is turned on, (the fan over the heat sink on the left side), isn't on during any of this. Is it possible that fan died and the computer won't boot because it checks for that? Or could the fan have died earlier and the heat caused internal damage? It's the only thing I can think of at this point... Thanks for any insight you can give.

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  • test65 Jul 20, 2009

    This morning, playing off a hunch, I removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. Oddly enough, it booted up just fine then, screen turned on and everything - though a screen warning that a vague "serious windows error had occurred" popped up.

    Thanks anyway for both of your suggestions.

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You should see the post screen if the monitor is working. try hte fn and the monitor or display key. some laptops toggle the display this way. another possibility is the lid switch that shuts off the display when you close the lid. and it could be heat damage.

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Replace the cmos battery

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The possible solution is to bring the laptop to the authorized service center.


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