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My laptop has died!

Yesterday I was using my Toshiba Satellite M45 laptop, with near-full battery and wired cable. Suddenly it all went black. When I tried to start it up again, nothing happened (not even after waiting for a while and then pushing the start button for 20 seconds, as suggested by Toshiba): the battery light and power light did not come on.

Today I have tried switching it on again and the laptop came to life for about ten seconds, only to die again.

I have tried again since, with and without the battery and with and without the cable, in all possible combinations.

I have not had a chance to try a different battery or a different cable yet, but googling around it seems that the possible reasons are:

the battery is dead
the cable is dead
the laptop has overheating
the fan needs cleaning
the motherboard has become dislodged.

Before I go to a repair shop, can somebody advise me if there are other possibilities (so I know what to ask) and what the best course of action is.

Thanks a million.

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Re: My laptop has died!

You are correct in these possible reasons, but there is one you didn't list and that may be that your BIOS for some unknown reason has been damaged, unfortunately you can't get the computer to power on long enough for a post test to check the BIOS. The best advice I can give you, is if it's still under warranty to call Toshiba and talk to a service tech and ask what they think might be wrong, they might have a solution to the problem or they will just have you send it in and repair it at no cost.

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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