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Help needed urgently - Toshiba Satellite A30 won't power on

I purchased a Toshbia Satellite A 30 about 18 months ago. I was overheating and turning off intermittently. I haven't used it for a few days and when I tried to use it again, it won't even power on...

The indicator lights on the front of the machine flash and the fan seems to try to start spinning but nothing happens.

Any ideas

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To get the data back, try...

In reply to: Help needed urgently - Toshiba Satellite A30 won't power on

Put the drive in an external USB drive case and plug that into a desktop or other system until you arrange repairs.

Try unplugging the AC cord and removing the battery for many minutes and give it one last shot but remember that overheating means you are burning up the life of what's overheating. Just for interest, what did you do to help with the heat issue? Clean it with compressed air? Open it up and check the heatsinks are in place? Nothing? And all that should not be done now since it's expired.


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Firstly, thanks for your suggestions. I hadn't as yet been able to have time to properly sit down and look inside the machine. I am going to do this tonight and will hopefully retrieve my data from the hard drive then. Will let you know how I go. Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Another (cheap) tool I use.

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Again.. The FANS

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Ive notice Bob Proffitt on numerous occasions post regarding proper and routine maintenence as far as keeping the radiators blown out.(5 Machines per week here due to overheat and thermal issues).. If it was overheating and shutting down chances are the issue is the CPU smoked but if you are getting LED's this is a good sign.. (Didnt short a Field effect transistor).. Try swapping the cpu first also pulling and reinstalling RAM mods.. Let us know.

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Swapping the cpu??

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>>Try swapping the cpu first

I didn't know Toshiba offers 'swappable cpu's'??
Unless you meant MB??

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