Question about Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook
Probem is it automatically shut off. Then I brought it to a repair shop and it becomes bad to worst. Original program was totally erased. A friend of mine told me that from the website I can retrived the original program by relaying the serial from the sticker at the bottom of the laptop. I do not know if my laptop is obsolete or old model. No way I can use the loptop. Is it still repairable or disposable?
Your initial concern (auto shutting down) with some Toshiba could be caused by excessive power drain by some of the attached devices such as the WiFi, LAN among others. On the other hand, it could also indicate that the battery is already weak and constantly requires charging and at times eats up most of the power from the adapter leaving nothing for the motherboard to use. In some repairs I have done, switching off / or removing entirely unneeded devices correct the problem. In some instances, auto shut down is caused by dirty/clogged airducts/heatsink of the processor, failing blower/fan and/or poor ventilation.
You can have the Operating System re-installed using any Windows (I am assuming XP) OEM installer CD and to use the key printed in the sticker underneath your laptop to make it legitimate. The next challenge would be getting appropriate drivers to make all the devices in and with the laptop work as expected.
As long as it powers, POSTs and boots or look for an Operating System, then it is repairable and then of course would be usable.
There would be a number of qualified techs who could work on your laptop, ask around those who have experienced similar problems and have received good services.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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