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Ran system wipe, now laptop won't turn on

I was having issues with uninstalling programs from my laptop, so I backed up the files I wanted to keep and decided to wipe the system with the disks that the laptop came with. I was having issues with the disk, brought the disks and computer to a local Geek Squad, the told me to download the latest Toshiba Bios, so I did. Had issues typing after I installed the new Bios, but put the disks in anyways, it ran fine. The laptop powered off near the end of the run and I can't get it to turn on at all.

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  • Myraani Jun 19, 2008

    Nothing, no sound, no lights, just the clicking of the button

  • Myraani Jun 19, 2008

    No noise, no lights, nada

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Tell me what the machine is doing exactly when you hit the power button. ie... do lights come on, do they flash, does it beep, can you hear the hard drive start, or nothing, just dead.

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Hi there, over the past few weeks my computer keeps warning me that my local disc (C drive) is full. I've deleted all the songs/t.v shows off of my computer but it just keeps filling up. I've tried to...


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Then you need to BUY the software!

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1.Blow pressurized air from a pressurized air can into the Fan slits on the bottom and side of the Toshiba laptop to clear it of dust. A dusty, dirty fan will cause speed issues on your Toshiba laptop.

2.Power off the computer, remove the battery and all external devices and then unscrew all the screws that have a keyboard picture on it.

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