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Toshiba Satellite Laptop won't turn on

by sheillia70 / September 6, 2011 2:59 AM PDT

My 12 yr old sons laptop shut itself off and now won't power on. I've removed the battery, used just the AC adapter and still nothing. The power light will come on for 10-15 seconds and then goes back off but it never attempts to power on. PLEASE HELP!

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Try the generic reset first.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 3:03 AM PDT

It's in the top posts in this forum.

After that you try it without the HDD, CD/DVD for a test as well as with no RAM.

Usually it's the motherboard if the generic reset doesn't help.

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first time user
by sheillia70 / September 6, 2011 3:23 AM PDT

I'm sorry, this is my first time to post on here and I'm not finding the post for the generic reset. I'm afraid the laptop is fried but I'm willing to try anything.

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It's in the top Welcome post. 5th entry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 3:32 AM PDT
In reply to: first time user
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Already tried the generic reset
by sheillia70 / September 6, 2011 3:49 AM PDT

That's why I'm afraid it's fried. I've tried this reset w/o any luck. I may not have held the power button down for a full minute so I will definitely try this again though. Thanks!

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I'm having the same issue.
by somgrl8 / September 23, 2011 6:34 AM PDT

One thing that did work for me was unplugging the laptop so that you're operating solely off the battery then press the power button. The blue power light will come on. Let it load and if you like plug it back in. This by no means a real solution. It's something that has worked for me. In fact my laptop wouldn't turn on for two weeks. I replaced the battery but that wasn't the issue than today I put the old battery in, unplugged the a/c adapter and plugged in my usb fan and it finally turned on...Now I'm afraid to turn it off.

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