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Toshiba M35X

by michaelnichy / August 19, 2006 4:51 PM PDT

I repaired a power problem with my Satellite and now when I turn on the unit, I get the message:
PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable...this goes on and on and I have checked every visable cable, and I cannot locate the problem. Please Help!!!

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Error message
by happylot1 / August 19, 2006 11:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Toshiba M35X

Hi, check your bios, make sure you are booting from hard drive.

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by udayan71 / August 20, 2006 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Error message

"Media Test Failure" sounds like your machine is trying to boot from a CD.


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LAN boot?
by samkh / August 20, 2006 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Toshiba M35X

It may be checking LAN path for boot. Try disabling LAN boot in BIOS.

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No Help
by michaelnichy / August 21, 2006 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Toshiba M35X

I have tried each help..As soon as I power on the laptop the error message starts. Please help me.

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"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure" is not an error to fix.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2006 1:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Toshiba M35X

It's informational and just one of the very proper messages you may see on not only this but other machines. Don't get hung up on this message.

Recheck your work (again and again) and consider swapping motherboards, drives till you find the dead part or cable.


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Dead Cable?
by michaelnichy / August 21, 2006 7:07 AM PDT

When first finished the repair, everything worked fine. I have steady power and a normal windows startup screen. After a few times of turning on and off the M35X,over the course of the day, I received the media failure message. It seems like something is loose. Please advise because I don't have a clue where to start. Thanks

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Let's be clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2006 7:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Dead Cable?

This is a normal and informational message. I never fix that one.

What's busted?


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Not Sure
by michaelnichy / August 21, 2006 8:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Let's be clear.

Hi Bob, I'm not sure what's wrong. It was working just fine for a while. I think I might have jarred something loose or did'nt get something put back correctly. Thanks for your quick response. Michael

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