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Booting problem i just got a new toshiba satellite 100, but twice the laptop could not start up unless u hit it. both the power and charging light will come on but the screen will be blank.

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Sounds like you have a "loose connection" in your lappy, thats NOT acceptable with a new unit. I suggest ya take it back to the shop and quietly "read em the riot act"... and get replacement or repair...... A repacement would be the most desireable outcome, as far as I would be concerned, Claiming under the "Manufacturers Defect" side of things. One should NOT have to "Hit" any device to make it work.. more so when new!

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