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Help! My laptop is dead and is less than a year old. I called Toshiba and they suggested first I buy another adapter. I did and it's not working. Then, they suggested I buy another battery, I dd and it's still not working. Then they said it may be the port on the laptop. Help! School starts in a week and I can't afford to purchase another one.

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If your laptop still in warranty, you can ask toshiba to repair or otherwise take it to service centre.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Open the memory cover and reset the memory by removing it and reinsert it again.
i hope it will help.

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