Question about Toshiba Satellite 2250XCDS Notebook
I have inherited an old Satellite 2520CDT which I want to use for a 4WD GPS system (OziExplorer) with an external GPS receiver linked by Bluetooth. This worked fine for a little while but I think there was a problem when the laptop was charging through the mains adaptor when it was unplugged but left on with the screen closed up, and I think it has locked itself into hiberbate or standby mode. When I turn it on there is the first click or two from the hard disk, the fan starts, but nothing else happens and it won't boot up. I have tried starting without the battery (mains only), starting with ESC pressed, starting with F10 pressed, starting with a Windows (XP) disk, and every combination I can think of of the abova dn some otherse, with no success. It just does not boot up and the screen stays blank. If I plug in another screen it shows there is no power.
Any suggestions please?
Not yet. When I find the time I plan to try and switch out the power supply/jack in the back of the machine. I am hoping it is just a matter of a faulty connection. Thanks for asking.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
Mark F K, truong808, does the cooling fan(s) blow or come on? If not, the system will sense tha ti is overheating and will shut down to prevent further damage. Also, a thermal sensor may be failing on the Mobo and thus keep the fan from initiating. The cheapest fix is to replace the fan. Worst case scenario is another Mobo may be the fix.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Remove all connectors, media and devices (cables, USB devices, floppies, CDs etc)
1. Press AND hold the power button for 10 seconds. Light should go out.
2. Remove battery.
3. Plug in PSU (the AC power supply unit)
4. Press power button.
5. If the laptop starts, go all the way to desktop and run the laptop for 20 minutes or so.
6. Shut down and remove PSU.
7. Re-attach PSU and then insert battery.
8. start laptop. If it starts, go all the way to desktop and use laptop for an hour or so, to monitor the battery state, see if it is charging. If it is, go to step 9. If not, test PSU and battery, to see which needs replacement.
9. Otherwise open START MENU/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/POWER SETTINGS.
10. Uncheck HIBERNATION in the tab that applies.
11. Set all spin down, sleep/suspend and monitor settings to "never".
12. Apply/OK and Close Power CP
13. Now leave laptop on, let the laptop sit, idle (or use it) for at least 3 hours.
14. Shut down and remove PSU, then restart.
15. If the laptop will not start, or did not show a full charge before shutting down, replace the battery.
16. Go back and set spin down/suspend and monitor power settings to DEFAULT, but do not use hibernation any more on a 3 year old laptop!
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
Try pressing FN/F5 keys simultaneously, or the key that toggles internal/external Display. Look for the double screen Icons on the keys.
Tap the Pause Key.
Restart and press and hold F8 key when Toshiba logo appears. When the boot Menu appears, select Last Known Good Configuration.
If all else fails ther should be a reset button on the side of the LT. Consult owners Manual for location
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
Either the battery is faulty, or the charger is faulty.
Check the fuse in the mains plug, or even the power point you are using could have a bad connection.
Test using a lamp that you know works or a radio or something and try the charger in another outlet to find the fault.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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