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PC won't go on.

The unit (less than a year old) was working fine the day before. There are no sounds or signs of life; the only one (of the 5) blue lights on the lower left of the keyboard that lights, does so when I plug in the PC to AC power.
Holding down the "ON" key, or repeatedly clicking it, have no effect.

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  • Cidd7 Jun 11, 2008

    A call to Toshiba's customer support led them to diagnose the problem as a dead ("noncharging") battery; they are sending me a free new replacement, since the PC was still under warranty.

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Motherboard Replacement needed most Likely..
Toshibas are known to run very hot...
and over time it might have caused a Short in your Motherboard..
Try connecting laptop to an external video source to see if it is a bad video card.... but I am leaning towards motherboard.... The DC Jack is probably not your problem being that when plugged into AC Power source.. It Lights up a Power Light On the Laptop... which indicates, power supply "good"

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Garry Romaneo
    Garry Romaneo Jun 11, 2008

    I thought You said you attempted to power on the laptop with battery out and AC plugged in and it wouldn't boot????





    If that is the case... a battery is not going to fix it.... which is what I was Explaining in previous post..

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