Question about Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook
After resetting the BIOS, the password cleard, but now my laptop keeps freezing and locking up, even in the BIOS screen. Have replaced all major compinents except mainboard with no luck.
Toshiba says this problem is happening with all their laptops and it is their problem from original programming---whether your laptop is in warranty or not, they HAVE to fix it at any Toshiba authorized service center FREE, and it only takes them about ten minutes. Had the same problem with mine and they DO know how to fix it right the first time so you have no further complications. As for Toshiba, WHY ARE YOU STILL SELLING THESE LAPTOPS IF YOU KNOW THEY ARE ALL FAULTY?!?!?!?!?!?!? They should be stopped from selling faulty equipment. Toshiba is a RIPOFF.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
I am sorry to inform you that the only solution is to replace the system board. As a Toshiba Technician and seeing this problem over and over, most of the time when the bios jumpers are shorted it destroys the usb device circuitry resulting in immediate failure or failure in the very near future usually within 90 days. Check with toshiba to see if your unit is in warranty by going to the Toshiba website and calling their depot repair hotline.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
Thank you for answering the questions I posed to you. That is very helpful.
I want to be sure I'm understanding the symptoms you're experiencing correctly
(01) You never get past POST b4 the system locks up, correct?
(02) In other words, you never get to the point where the operating system starts loading, correct?
(04) Disconnect power from the laptop and remove its battery(ies).
(04) Disconnect all changeable hardware except the hard disk and RAM. (disconnect your optical drive and ANY devices connected to any PS2, USB, IEEE1394 (firewire), eSATA, external video, etc. ports.
(05) Disable your wireless radio using the laptop's wireless radio switch or button.
(06) Switch off blue tooth, too, if it is also on a switch (may be on the same switch or button as the wireless radio).
(07) Remove any PC Cards
(08) Reconnect A/C power to your computer (***do not*** reconnect its battery(ies))
(09) Power up your computer and enter its BIOS.
(10) Restore the BIOS to its "Factory Default" or "Optimum" configuration (you may have one or both choices or similar).
(11) Reboot and see if the problems persist.
(12) If they do, enter the BIOS again and disable wireless radio; set it for no optical drive; disable blue tooth; disable IEEE1394. IOW, disable all hardware functionality that is not critical to the basic operation of your computer...
(13) Continue w/ this process of elimination - bringing hardware function down to a minimum. This will enable you to rule out these hardware and functionality.
(14) If the problem persists, flash the BIOS again. Sometimes it doesn't "take" the 1st time. Make sure you follow the instructions **verbatim** (particularly w/ respect to backing up the BIOS **b4** flashing it and the steps that should be taken **after** flashing the BIOS).
(15) Please, post back here w/ the results and any other observations or comments you have.
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
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