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Toshiba Satellite A30 won't start-up. When connected to a power supply (NEC PA-1480-19G) there are 2 front lights on (power & battery indicator), but nothing happens when the power button is pushed. When only on battery power (fully charged), most of the front lights flash once, then go out, when the power button (or the Mode button) is pressed. Please advise how best to resolve this issue.

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  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Exact same problems, any advice please

  • BrianCCC Oct 14, 2008

    I believe my laptop has exactly the same problem.



    When the mains power adapter is used, the mains power lamp goes steady green, and the battery light goes first orange and then steady green also. These are light numbers 3 and 5, counting from the left. In this state, nothing happens when I try to start the laptop using the power button.

    Without the mains adapter, ie when on battery only, and I press the power button, five of the seven indicator lights flash once. From the left these seven lights read, Green, Green, Off, Green, Yellow, Off, Green. Again, when I press the power button in this state, nothing happens. I suspect these lights show a fault code pattern, but I can't find what the pattern means.

  • bboyl Dec 20, 2008

    similar but mine all lights light up with power adapter plugged in including the wireless light.

    When battery only then lights all come on then off when power button pressed. If hold down or turn on 3 times then the lights stay on and power button wont shut it off.

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I've just been told by a laptop expert that the problem is alost certainly a power component built into the motherboard. So the motherboard needs replaced £299, rendering laptop non-viable for repair.

If I had a working motherboard, he would charge £75 to fit it.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Does anyone have a working motherboard for A Satellite A30?

Does anyone want a Satellite for a screen, PSU, Keyboard, Ram? (I'm going to keep the hard drive)

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

I know the problem

what u have 2 do is

find where the cpu is

and open that part

and clean all the dust out or it

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I have just fixed one of these myself, same problem. i charged my friend £100, only because the amount of work involved, the power jack needs replacing, if you want to sell this let me know, i would gladly fix another one( iam a PC engineer though)

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I have exactly the same problem with the same machine.

The CPU sink has been cleaned, and the problem still exists. This solution works when the laptop overheats, and shuts down regularly. This is npt a solution for this problem. Can anyone else suggest what to look at next?

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