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My Toshiba Satellie P15-S470 turned off by itself and I can not mak it to run.

Hi,

Few weeks ago I notice that when I operated the power button in order to leave the laptop on “stand-by”, my laptop was shutting down.
Yesterday, my laptop shut down by itself after a period of time and today I have experienced the same situation, BUT now it does not start at all. I noticed that only for about one second it seams that will start but no chance so far.
PLEASE is anybody able to tell me what is wrong with my laptop and how should I fix this problem?
Thank you very much.
I am looking forward to getting a good advice.

Teddy.

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  • Casius Jan 27, 2008

    Hi to every one,





    I would like to share with you my experience regarding the
    problems I had with my Toshiba Satellite P15-S470.


    Next day, after you sent m your recommendations/suggestions,
    I went to a Computer shop next to my residence. There one young technician tried
    to assist me and checked the AC Adaptor of my laptop. Finally he said that
    there is no problem with the AC Adaptor, and he added that “probably the
    motherboard is out of order and it has to be replaced”.


    Then, the following day I went to “SCOP Computers” workshop in Bucharest
    (TOSHIBA DEALE FOR ROMANIA) and I
    left my laptop to be verified in order to establish a diagnosis for it.





    Next morning I call the “SCOP
    Computers”
    to find out if there is any progress with the diagnosis of my
    laptop. Somebody told me that I can come to pick up the laptop from the
    Reception, it has its motherboard out of order and it cost more then EURO 800,
    plus VAT, plus labor etc. When I picked up the laptop I asked the man from
    Reception which is the diagnosis. He said that that the motherboard is the
    problem and it has to be replaced. I asked him to give me a paper with the
    diagnosis but I was told that it is not necessarily. Then I asked if I should
    pay for diagnosis and he said NO. Then I asked him to go to the technician to
    tell me the part number of the motherboard which I should buy form other shop
    because they have too high prices.





    Coming back at home I decided to search on INTRNET a site to
    find out the steps to disassemble my Toshiba laptop. My intention was to try to
    replace by myself the motherboard.


    Later on assisted by one young and smart relative we checked
    again what could be wrong with my laptop. Of course we started from AC Adaptor
    and its electrical cables. Finally we
    discovered that the problem was with an adaptor for European plugs. The AC
    Adaptor cable was designed for US
    plugs and I had to use an European plug adaptor. Few days before I had tried to
    fix that European adaptor and I used some Bison Epoxy Metal to fix it better.
    Unfortunately during that process one
    leg of the plug got isolated
    . The
    result was no power went to AC Adaptor, the battery got flat and normally the
    laptop could not start
    .





    Lessons learned:



    1. Do not trust all the technicians.
      Especial, some like Toshiba dealers in Romania. They have very high
      prices and want to make money, as much as possible, and they do not care
      for costumers.

    2. I am suspecting the technician from Toshiba
      dealer workshop (SCOP Computers) of bad intention
      . He did not check
      the laptop properly. If he had checked the battery and later on supplied
      the laptop with power using one compatible AD Adaptor they should told me
      why my laptop was not starting.

    3. Because I could not afford to buy from
      SCOP Computers a motherboard (MB) paying more than EURO 800, probably they
      didn’t want to check the laptop properly.

    4. I wander what would have happened if
      would have bought a new MB and I would have given to them. Would they have
      replaced it or not?

    5. In
      October last year, I went to SCOP Computers with a new video cable in
      order to replace the old one which was suspected by SCOP technician as
      being out of order. In the end I
      was told that the problem I had with the LCD screen was not sorted out
      (the LCD screen was blank)
      . Unfortunately I had to return the video
      cable to ebay merchant (according to 7 days returning policy).





    Best regards,





    Teddy/Casius.

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Is your laptop connected to a power source? If not it needs to be recharged...
Check also the battery of your laptop, it might be dead already... meaning even if it is charging the battery doesn't charge anymore... it may need replacement.

To check the battery... remove it from the laptop and find a flat button to check if the battery is charged, or half charge, or none at all. If below half then the battery needs to be replaced.

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