Question about Computers & Internet

3 Answers

I have a Toshiba A25-S307 that hasn't been turned on for about a year. I plugged it in, waited a few minutes for the battery to get a little charge, pressed the Power button, and it just turns on with no HD activity and no screen. The power lights are on and I can hear the CUP fan, but that's all there is. Thanks !

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

It is possible that your motherboard is dead.
Theres a slightly technical work around that MIGHT help "jump start" your motherboard. However you will need to remove the RAM.
Heres a guide on how to do that if you are interested.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA25/Satellite-A25-memory-upgrade.htm
To perform the work around unplug the machine and remove the battery. Once all power is removed press the power button once to clear the board of any electricity.
Remove the RAM Press the Power button once again.
Put the RAM back in. Along with the battery and plug it in.
Turn it on and see if that worked. If the board is not dead that will fix it. If its dead, its dead and that will not fix it.
Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

The screen has probably burned out from lack of use, or something possibly came loose, likely a backlight. You have two choices.

1. Fix it yourself, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRlfC8jr63I,
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/category/lcd-screen-repair/ This is the cheapest solution to your problem

2. Or go and have it fixed. Keep in mind that having a screen on a laptop fixed by a professional. no matter how small the damage, can sometimes be more costly than the laptop itself.
http://www.screentekinc.com/

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

It sounds like your PSU (Power supply unit) has lost voltage. You will either need to replace the PSU, or the laptop itself.
There is another possibility that the cord itself is not giving enough power to the laptop, first try using another power outlet, if that doesn't work, look into new power supplies. I've been through multiple power supplies before as well because of similar problems.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert 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 repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I am cleaning an old Toshiba satellite, A25 S307 laptop, and beneath the fan on the motherboard is a switch, 2 positions, top end has other, bottom end says 3.0G printed on the mobo. Any idea what


Hi James, this is to set the processor speed, Other = speed is set in the BIOS and 3.0G forces the processor to run at 3 GHZ regardless of the BIOS setting.

Feb 05, 2015 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

1 Answer

I'd just like to purchase or download a system restore disc for a Toshiba Satellite laptop; model A25-S307. Thank you!


Call TOSHIBA @ 800 457-7777 the recovery CD's are hard to get because it's an older unit but you can still purchase them from TOSHIBA or ask then for a local service center provider.

Apr 19, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

1 Answer

How do you take a Toshiba A25-S307 apart to clean out dust?


I managed to locate a website providing some instruction on the disassembly of Toshiba laptops. While the one aimed at your laptop isn't for the purpose of cleaning out the case, I think it will get you close. I found both articles here:

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/

Article 1 (For the A25) to reach the memory area of your laptop: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA25/Satellite-A25-memory-upgrade.htm

Article 2 (For the A20) to disassemble the laptop and replace hinges: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaA20/Satellite_A20_replace_hinges_1.htm


As mentioned, the article for the A25 isn't specific to what you're attempting to accomplish. Yet between the two articles, I think you can get the job done. Just remember, ground yourself before working on the laptop. You don't want to destroy anything because you accidentally discharged static electricity.

Let us know how things turn out, or if you require any further assistance.

Jan 05, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

2 Answers

How to add more memory to Toshiba A25-S307?


It comes with 512M and is only expanable to 1 G. Theres a door on the bottom where the chip plus in. Make sure you don't touch anything in there while the computer is on. You should be able to get the chip from Crucial.com

Good Luck

Mar 21, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop won't boot from recovery disk


Remove the battery and AC adapter and then hold down the power button for 30-45 seconds then try booting again

Jan 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

1 Answer

Do you charge?


There are 2 sides to FixYa.com. The side this is posted in, is free of charge. You may opt to pay for help if you would like, but it is not necessary.

-Backu

Jan 15, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...