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Hi i have a toshiba satellite 1700300 been sitting in the draw a while now and it wont boot. has some life as it spins the fan for 5 seconds and also power led lights up and battary light flashes. Its an old boy but was my spare does this model need a good battery to run. Cheers Nick

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It seems that the startup file is corrupted. If you have the original operating system disk try do a clean install of it. If you need further assistance you can always take it to the local PC store for further help.


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Toshiba l455d s5976 was working then suddenly shut down

Your description details out a laptop that is overheating.

When a Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
It's a built-in fail safe feature to keep the Processor from burning up.

The Toshiba Satellite L455D series of Notebook PC's draws air from the bottom of the laptop, and exhausts it out of the side. (Left side)

There is a fan inside a rounded shroud that draws the air in. (Fan Assembly) Draws air in from the bottom of the laptop through a rounded grille opening.

There is a Heatsink at one side of the fan's shroud which catches air from the fan.

[The Heatsink used in this design is essentially a thin plate of metal with tall, thin fins protruding from it.
The plate of metal absorbs heat from the Cooling Tube, and the tall, thin fins absorb heat from the plate of metal.
The tall, thin fins then radiate the heat away.
Air from the Fan Assembly helps to carry heat away from the fins ]

The Heatsink is attached to a slightly flattened copper tube filled with Nitrogen.
The Cooling Tube.

At the other end of the Cooling Tube are two small copper plates.
One plate sits on top of the Processor's case, the other plate sits on top of the GPU.
(Graphics Processing Unit. An Integrated Circuit used for graphics. Also known as the 'Graphics Engine')

The Cooling Tube absorbs heat from the two plates, which in turn have absorbed heat from the Processor, and GPU.

The 'Gunk' described above coats the fan's blades, shroud, Heatsink, and Intake Duct.
(Grille opening on the bottom UP to the Fan is the Intake Duct)

The cooling capacity of the cooling components described above, drops tremendously.
The Fan Assembly cannot produce enough volume of air.
The Heatsink fins are coated, and cannot radiate the heat away as well as they should.

ALL power removed, { AC adapter (Charger), and Battery}, a can of compressed air for computers MAY help.
The plastic straw provided is attached to the can of air's nozzle, and the plastic lock tab on top is broken off.

The laptop is rested on it's side on a table. (You may wish to place a towel down, and perhaps have a helper)
One hand is used to hold the laptop up on it's side, the other hand is used for the can of air.

Air is shot in the rounded grille opening with the straw tip almost touching the grille opening.
Use short bursts. Squeeze the trigger in all the way, then let go quickly.

You Do Not want to spin the fan faster than it was designed for.
This could lead to premature failure of the fan's bearings.

If you tilt the can of air some of the propellant will come out. There is a cautionary on the can.
It is inevitable however, that the can will be tilted.

After you are satisfied you have done the best you can, let the laptop sit for 5 to 10 minutes, before applying power. If there was any propellant that came out, it carried moisture with it.
Waiting as described above, will let any moisture dissipate.

Put the Battery back in, attach the AC adapter, and plug the adapter into power.
Wait 1 minute, then turn the laptop on.

I don't think this will cure the problem. Just a temporary fix.
The laptop needs to be opened up, and the Fan Assembly, Heatsink, and air intake duct, needs to be cleaned with Q-tips, and a couple of cans of air.

(Wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a Good ground source.
I use an empty desktop computer case, and attach to the metal frame. Average cost of an ESD wrist strap runs around $3 to $5)

Fortunately for the Toshiba Satellite L455D series of Notebook PC, you only have to disassemble the laptop partially. The Fan Assembly is on top of the motherboard in the left corner.
JUST the Fam Assembly can be removed. (One screw)
You can remove it, and clean it, and also have easy access to the Heatsink.

Pictorial disassembly guide,

(There are 3 pages. You are on Page 1. At the top, and bottom of the pages are the page numbers in white.
Page 1::Page 2::Page 3::Find another model )

Toshiba Satellite L450D series of Notebook PC Service Manual (Free)
{The Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 Notebook PC, is one of the Satellite L450D series models}

Go to the second Satellite heading that begins with Satellite A10.
Drop down to the second line in this 'paragraph', and left-click right on - L450D

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page, and additional time may be needed to fully download.

Have questions I'm right here. Post in a Comment.
Need step by step guidance, I'm your man.


{Sorry to be so detailed, but I wanted you to know, and see what is going on. JC)

Aug 09, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 Notebook

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My old Satellite (6100) laptop will start and then after the desktop displays it will totally turn off after 10 or 15 seconds. I would like to keep using this and am trying to find a possible repair.

Try booting into Safe Mode (tap F8 while booting, choose safe mode on the menu) to see if the same thing happens. Honestly with it turning off after 10-15 seconds of being on, it sounds like a heat issue to me. You could take it apart and see if there are any fans that aren't spinning.

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Sounds as though your ac adapter is bad.But it could also be the power jack where the ac adapter plugs in also.

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this is a windows baise problem re-install windows oprating system and after working fine

second think is your hit fan is not working proparly then temrachar is incrise and reboot your laptop.............ok 100% solve

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Computer starts,runs for 30 seconds the fans do run. wont boot just shuts down


thank your for choosing

Please try to turn Off your unit and take off the battery after 5-10mins re install your battery and open your laptop.

please let me know if there any changes happens.

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When you turn it on, do you hear any activity? Motors start working, fan spinning, etc…? Try to connect an external monitor and start the laptop. Check if you can get any video on the external monitor. If the external monitor is dead too, try to remove the battery and start the laptop from the AC adapter. It also might be a bad memory module or a bad connection between the memory and the motherboard. Try to reseat the memory module, move it to the second slot. If you have two memory modules, try to remove them one by one and turn on the laptop. Also, try to remove the hard drive and see if you can boot it to Toshiba screen without the hard drive installed.

There is no special button to reseat the BIOS settings. To do it, you’ll have to access the BIOS using F2 button on the laptop start up, but as you have no video, you cannot access the BIOS and set it to defaults.

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