Question about Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook
I'm not sure if upgrading bios help. If you had the same problem I had, this is how I fixed it. I read up on these toshibas that they turn off at random due to CPU not venting heat efficiently, and it's overheating quick. The system shuts it off at a certain temperature. I'm not sure how good you are with computers, but I had to tear it apart down to the motherboard.
It was my first time opening a laptop so I wasn't a pro at it but it's not too much different than a desktop. It's just with a desktop, everything is easier to get to and you can see everything on one side of the mother board. Laptops, it's just more compact at uses both sides of the motherboard. I bought this thing called Arctic Silver 5. It's a thermal compound that you paste on the CPU. It helps absorb and disperse the heat to the heat sink. With shipping, I paid no more than $7. Paid $200 for this laptop because whoever had it couldn't fix it. You can tell this is your problem if you lift your heatsink off the CPU, and notice that the thermal compound is disentegrating, or not evenly spread on the CPU. I'm sure that's what your problem is.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
I went to the Toshiba support site for the same issue and found this bios driver download that's supposed to fix the problem http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlView.jsp?soid=1991432&moid=1852724&rpn=PSAFGU&BV_SessionID=@@@@1305570264.1204739264@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdadedhjmmfefcgfkceghdgngdgnn.0&ct=SB&all_docs=false I'm installing it now. I'll see what happens.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
I fixed this same problem using a registry scanner. Here's a link to a good free one:
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 21, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet
Jun 24, 2017 | Dell Computers & Internet
Mar 06, 2017 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook
Jun 16, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop...
May 05, 2008 | Dell InspironTM 600m Notebook
194 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: