Question about Toshiba Satellite M30X Notebook
This laptop will not power up when it is placed normally in horizontal position. However when the laptop is placed vertically it will run perfectly. Usually if i move the laptop the computer shuts off power instantly or has a blue screen of death.
What should i do, i am certain the problem is electrical in nature. Does the laptop require insulation or shielding in certain spots. Any suggestions?
Using a electronics lab microscope i could not find any signs of cracks or bad solder joints. All IC chips on the motherboard are good, all traces seem to be fine, no scratches either. Is something causing the motherboard to short out?
I have shown this problem to a tech and he told me that its possible that the motherboard might have a crack in it which is causing this problem.
Here's a link to a youtube video that i posted that shows what happens:
TOSHIBA SATELITE M30X IT HAD LOT OF PROBLEM WITH MOTHERBNOARD PCB.I HEARED IS MANUFCATURE PROBLEM.I BOUGHT THIS LAP TOP JUST 1AND HALF YEAR AGO. NOW I CANNOT START WINDOW DOES NOT COME UP. I SEND TO TOSHIBA REPAIR SCENTRE THEY ASKING £400+ FOR REPAIR.IT IS RIDICLOUS.IT DOES NOT COVER WARRANTY NOQW. I WLL NEVER BIUY TOSHIBA AGAIN .EVEN TOSHIBA NOT HELPFUL AT ALL.CHEAP MACHINE .WHEN I BOUGHT IT I PAID OVER 1200 POUNDS FROM DIXONS email@example.com
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
These are known to have a grounding problem between the speakers and mainboard - They were actually sued and eventually settled to extend the warranty. unfortunately the special extenstion program ended a few months ago and toshiba no longer will fix this. The workaround is to add shielding to it.
See this link about it:
If that doesnt fix the problem then you may have motherboard problems and at that point it would be best to part this laptop out and replace it.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
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