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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S6816 series laptop. I fell asleep watching a DVD one night - when I woke up the next morning everything was dead. I took it to a store where they said that all power cables etc. were fine - they thought it was the motherboard that needed replacing. I left the laptop with them for 3 months, throughout which time nothing ever happened and I eventually was handed the laptop back unfixed. is it easy to purchase replacement motherboards so that I just have to get a tech guy to install it?

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Please confirm if the laptop was running with or without the battery adapter when you were playing the DVD.

Take the battery out from the laptop and start with the battery adapter connected and see if you see any activity.

Laptops don't die like that.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

  • markshmark Oct 12, 2010

    It was running with the battery adapter plugged in.

    I've tried taking the battery out and connecting the adaptor - no activity at all.

    At the store I took it to they checked my power adaptor and that was working fine - which led them to believe that it was a computer/motherboard problem.

  • Sam Oct 13, 2010

    Sorry couldn't respond to you earlier as I did not get a prompt showing you had posted a comment.



    Refer to the this link to check the motherboard etc for your laptop. You will have to enter the fields on the left to get to your model.

    The actual motherboard page looks like this.



    Hope this helps. Personally I am disappointed that leaving the DVD running would damage the laptop. Does not speak too well for the quality of the product.

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Diagrams for Toshiba A215 S7437


The Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 Notebook PC, is one of the Satellite A215 series of Notebook PC's. It is a fancier version of the A200 series.

Pictorial guide to disassembly of the A200/A205 series,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

[Note* Page 2, 3, and 4, are listed at the top, and bottom of the page.
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Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite A215 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Under the main heading - Toshiba, go down to the subheading -
Satellite A10. (A10 in blue)
Go across, and click on A215. (In blue)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name { A215 }, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

The motherboard diagram follows this diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 TL-58, (Turion Core ), mobile Processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_mobile_microprocessors#.22Tyler.22_.2865_nm.29_2


Processor has two processor cores that can operate up to 1900MegaHertz, or also stated as 1.9GigaHertz.
(1900MHz/1.9GHz)

Does Not mean a total of 3.8GHz.
Total is still 1.9GHz. It's just two processor cores teaming up on the same task.

Chip and Chipset denote I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The motherboard chipset is an ATI RX-690 (Southbridge chip is ATI SB600 )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_690_chipset_series

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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