Help please! i turn on my toshiba satellite a135, it will power up but the screen is black and no buttons work or anything. and toshiba isnt trying to help me out at all! please sumone help me asap! i needa finish my term paper!!
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On the motherboard there is
a small watch battery. Remove this battery along with the power cable
from the power supply. Hold down the power button to fully discharge the
system. Wait 2-3 minutes then reinstall the battery
and plug in
your system. Your reset is now complete
2. Some motherboards have a 3
pin jumper by the battery. Lets say that the jumper is on pins 2 and 3.
Remove the jumper while the machine is OFF and place onto pins 1 and 2.
Power on your machine for a minute. (Note: Your system will not POST).
Shutdown your machine and put the jumper back to pins 2 and 3. Your
reset is now complete
This is a great troubleshooting
step for those of you having POST issues or no POSTing at all. Like
steps, this will not always work but usually will
depending on the problem. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Thanks.
On the main motherboard there is a surface-mount, very small, black fuse(has an "f" printed on it...with power OFF use an ohmmeter from one side to other....should read "zero" if good; if you're good at minute soldering, you can solder another one on top...don't have to remove old one, otherwise you will have to buy a new board,$80, and replace it...be sure to reconnect all the connectors back.
There are dozens of possible root causes for your problem I guess.
But exactly the same happened to me in fact on a packard bell laptop. After my son forced it to reset, it didn't start again. Only one led was lit. After a long search I found that the battery had died and this prevented the laptop to start even when the power supply was plugged in.
Try this: remove the battery, connect it to the power supply and restart.
You are having the same charging issue that many other owners of this laptop are having. The power module where you plug in the AC adapter to the computer is defective. This is a known issue that Best Buy usually can't figure out. I sent mine back to Best Buy 4 times under warranty and they were unable to fix it.
If it's still under warranty tell them to replace that power plug circuit board or whatever it is and it will work fine. Mine has been working fine since Toshiba replaced that part 6 months ago.
if there is no display whn u press the start button then your motherboard is screwed. i had this problem with mine too. I got it replaced fro free as it had a warranty... anthing more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A coworker used to work for Toshiba and said that this is common for the Satellite A135 models and under warranty the fix was a motherboard swap for a newer/updated motherboard. Otherwise the unit is unusable.