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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S580 and often my computer will shut down, the screen will go black while I'm using it

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Toshiba Satellites are prone to overheating, I know mine does, I have read here and on many other forums about complaints of over heating.
Try blowing into the exhaust ports on the back or even picking at any fluff you can see in there. I stripped mine down and cleaned out a a load of fluff when I was having over heating problems.
I now stand the rear two feet on an off cut off melamine work top about and inch and a half wide stretching the full width of the laptop, this allows more air to get to the underside fans, which draw the hot air inside the laptop and blow it out, this hoy air warms up ther surface the laptop is sitting on adding to the problem.
Mine is one of the large P35 17" models so I don't really take it anywhere it's more of a desktop replacement, carrying a piece of wood around with you is not a great idea. If you decide to get one of the laptop cooler stands make sure you know which way your fans are blowing and which way the fans of the cooler stand fans are blowing.
If you feel confident enough to take it apart to clean it this site can help you.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Diagrams for Toshiba A215 S7437


The Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 Notebook PC, is one of the Satellite A215 series of Notebook PC's. It is a fancier version of the A200 series.

Pictorial guide to disassembly of the A200/A205 series,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

[Note* Page 2, 3, and 4, are listed at the top, and bottom of the page.
In white; Page1::Page2::Page3::Page4::Find another model ]

Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite A215 series of Notebook PC's,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-toshiba

Under the main heading - Toshiba, go down to the subheading -
Satellite A10. (A10 in blue)
Go across, and click on A215. (In blue)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name { A215 }, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

The motherboard diagram follows this diagram,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

The CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 TL-58, (Turion Core ), mobile Processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_mobile_microprocessors#.22Tyler.22_.2865_nm.29_2


Processor has two processor cores that can operate up to 1900MegaHertz, or also stated as 1.9GigaHertz.
(1900MHz/1.9GHz)

Does Not mean a total of 3.8GHz.
Total is still 1.9GHz. It's just two processor cores teaming up on the same task.

Chip and Chipset denote I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The motherboard chipset is an ATI RX-690 (Southbridge chip is ATI SB600 )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_690_chipset_series

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 15, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 Notebook

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My toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 System unit, dose not shut down until the batries runs down.


1. It means the normal shutdown process is not working!

2. Try to press the "Power" button continuously untill the system shuts down!

3. Restart the system.

4. Press F8 key to get the advanced booting options.

5. Select the last option "Last Known Best Configuration"!

if it don't helps tell me...tc! :)

Jan 05, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2202X...

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How to repair satellite a215-S4807 black display?


your user profile may be corrupt. after turning on your laptop press F8. choose "last known good configuration" and see if that resolves the problem. if not, next choose "safemode". from safemode click "yes" to continue and restart the computer from the start menu. if this doesn't work, go back into safemode. click "no", and restore the computer to a early date when it was working.

Nov 18, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite a215-s7437 will not boot at all - black screen


It sounds like two possible things. One thing may be that your screen is not working anymore. Can you get a monitor and plug it into your port located on the side of your laptop? If your screen pops up on the monitor this tells us your screen is either in need of replacement or a connection may be loose.

If that is not the case......

Another thing is your hard drive may not be initiating. If you feel confident enough I would open the back where the hard drive is located and make sure the hard drive is not loose. Does it give you any beeping sounds when you turn it on? Can you count the number of beeps? This will tell you what the problem is on boot up. Also, is it a black screen with a cursor blinking?

Mar 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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Screen goes black and no response. have to hold the power button till it shuts down then restart. Does this at least once everytime i am working


Could be overheating due to dust.  You could also try plugging in an external monitor to determine if it is a connection issue with the screen.

Mar 09, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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Screen is black. Can't see anything.


Shut it off and try hooking an external monitor up to it. Turn it on and see if there is any display on the monitor

Dec 26, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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I hit a button or something and it made my toshiba computer into a tablet or somthing. i dont know how to make it go back into a normal mode. its toshiba a215


Is your screen sideways or upside down? If so, use this:

Just like a ctrl-alt-del except
press ctrl-alt-up arrow
ctrl-alt-down arrow flips it upside down.
ctrl-alt-left and right arrows will rotate the screen sideways.

Dec 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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Shuts down


thank you for your response....I'm using Vista and the power seems to be on but the screen is down. I have to hold the power button down for 10 seconds to shut down then turn it back on to restore the computer. It is a Toshiba A215-S5818

Jun 18, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Laptop

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