My toshiba equium L100 186 " laptop" willnot power up.
My toshiba equium L100 186 has shutdown on overheat which it has done before but this time it will not start at all. Green power light comes on and stays on - hard disc light blinks once and goes out - green battery light stays on. Optical drive opens and closes, recovery disc has no effect. Screen does not illuminate.
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The best option is get a restore disc from Toshiba, I've done this a few times and it is a very easy process. Once you have the disc just boot the laptop with disc inserted and away you go!!.
Look here :- https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/
If the Toshiba shuts down and then cannot boot up straight away until it has cooled down, then you could have an overheating problem.
This is caused by a faulty fan and/or dust blocking the heatsink/fan assembly.
When the CPU overheats it goes into a thermal shutdown, and if you continue to ignore this problem, then the CPU will eventually fail.
Check the fan to see if it spins freely, if not then replace the fan, if the fan and heatsink/vents are clogged with dust then loosen and remove/vacuum the dust.
You can restore your laptop using a regular windows cd, formatting the disk and reinstalling the OS again. After that all the devices which the drivers are not included on the windows CD like for example; network, sound, video, you can download them from the manufacturer website and complete in this way the process to restore your laptop to zero.
The core2 duo chips will be a different socket to your celeron cpu so can do that unfortunately. You may be able to upgrade to a faster cpu of the same socket type but will probably need a bios update for it to run at proper speed.
Unfortunately laptops arent really designed to be upgraded at all bar extra ram/hd/dvdrw.