I use my laptop every single day with no problems for over 2 years now. Yesterday all I did was unplug it and move it to another location so I could have more space. This morning I put it back in the normal spot and plug it back in and....NOTHING! Not one single thing. When I hit the power button it will not boot. The red light in the front flashes 4 times and that is all! PLEASE help me I miss my laptop!!! Thanksw
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Re: Cannot turn it on!!!
It could be that the power at the other location was either too low or too high and has burnt your power supply. Some appliance aren't affected by this as much as a laptop would be. To test this, go to your manufacturer's web site and look up the LED flash codes. That should tell you what those four flashes mean.
On the off chance that all it did was corrupt your BIOS memory, you could take the cover off your laptop and remove the CMOS battery. That's the almost quater sized battery that looks like it belongs in an oversized watch. Pull that out of its clamp gently and leave it out for 5 minutes and then try to start it up again. Sometimes this can reset a tiny breaker in the motherboard that protects agains only the smallest of power problems.
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Try removing your battery and running your laptop without it. I had the same problem, this worked for me. Only thing is now your computer will shut off if you lose power or it becomes unplugged. Look at the model number and try getting yourself a new battery.
Instead of unplugging everything, only unplug 1/2 of the things. If it still won't start, unplug 1/2 of the remaining things (noting which ones they are). If it restarts then, it was one of the last set of things you removed that is the problem, so keep eliminating possibilities in this fashion this until you can determine which component it was. If it turns out to be the power cord, it could be a problem with the power supply.
Does it now work ok??
Does it boot up without the beeps?
You could try reseating the memory. Take it out and put it back in, most beeps at startup are memory.
It may also have been a key stuck on the keyboard.
What do u mean by "adjust the cord" ? If u have to adjust by twisting the jack in the power input port then it is neither the fault of the cord nor the of the battery but may be the fault of the power input port. Go to Toshiba service center and they will solv the prob.
i have the exact laptop with the same problem but i finally got it on but i have to use a flashlight to see stuff. when the light comes on pres fn and f7 and that will get you to where i am. i have looked at backlights for it and they are more than we paid for the computer. so i reccomend getting a dell laptop.they are excellent.
how long have you had your laptop? the toshiba laptop battery can be normal used in 400-500 cycles, that means normal in 2 years. if the age is over 2 years, the battery declines day by day. get a new one if it is unnormal
Gateway laptop is really ****.
I bought Gateway MX8711 in March 2007, after 6 months i use it...the hard disk failed.
Gateway replaced a new Hitachi hard disk for me but not more than 8 months and it failed again.
Gateway told me that i have no more warranty because the repair warranty is only 90 days.
I bought this laptop and use it not more than 2 years, the hard disk was failed twice.
Usually Hard disk manufacturer provided 3 years warranty for the hard disk. The manufacturer year of the hard disk is May 2007....they should able to help because the har disk not more than a year being used...but they don't. This is really bad customer service and not fair to the buyer.
I will not buy any Gateway products anymore....i swear.
my sugestion is to leave laptop unpluged from wall and removed battery and leave to cool for 3 days and then check on the fourth day replace battery. and reboot laptop. if problem accures take to be repaired, as the hard disc may have over heated plus comntatcs for hard disc and motherboard this is the only help I can give I leave mine on for 5 -6 days somtimes then turn the thing off to cool down the other addvice is if it works get it a laptop cooler which it sits on and keeps it cool.
best of luck on the laptop