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Toshiba M40 could not be turnd on

Power supply is o.k, but the notebook is not turned on, no any lights, could be motherboard problem, could it be repared? or have to change new motherboard, and where can I got to get it? thanks

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  • Deef Jan 05, 2008

    I have tried the same way before, no lights on, nothing happen.

  • oldswabbie Jan 26, 2008

    Nothing on internal or external screen. Removing battery doesn't help.

    Pushing power button does not turn off but holding it continuously recycles on/off but still nothing to internal or external screen...

    System won't start.....

    Has only one memory chip, a 512meg chip...could it be bad?

  • Labrador72 Apr 01, 2008

    I have just had the same problem with my M40: for a couple of weeks Windows wouldn't switch off and had to push the power button or even remove the battery and disconnect the power cord to switch it off.
    Then all of a sudden it went dead and there is no power, all the leds are off.

    I tried to remove the battery and and use only the power adapter but still dead. The power adapter is working because, when connected, it slightly warms up.

    I have been told by support that it probably is the motherboard which would cost at least €300 to be fixed. If I have to spend that sum to fix a nearly 3-year-old laptop, I might as well spend twice as much and get a brand new one!

    Could there be any other reason? Is there way way I can figure out myself what the actual problem is?

  • krecidy Jul 03, 2008

    I have a M40X toshiba, sometimes on start up,just after the toshiba logo, the screen goes very dim, I can see icons if you hold a strong light at an angle, it is an intermittent problem, I have replaced the inverter but made no difference, checked wiring and moved/shaken but screen will not come on when dim and will not go dim if the screen is normal-bright, so does not seem like a lose connection, has any one go an suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    toshiba m40 -jm8 ligts are blue,when cord is plugged in,all other things don't work.It can not start.

  • Jason_Tweddl Jan 15, 2009

    Same problem here, battery or no battery, lights on front of laptop light up when plugged in but when turning it on, the blue power turn on light just comes on with the fan and disk drive for approx. 3 secs then it shuts off again. Any suggestions?



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Take battery out, plug in and turn on. does it turn on? any lights on the laptop on?

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