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#473957 - 17th Feb 2011 12:27am Help, Laptop won't turn on!
CrocodileDundee
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Hope someone on here can help, I have a Toshiba A100 laptop, when I press the power button the battery light flashes and that's it. I thought it might be a duff adapter and the battery was flat so I bought a new adapter and still the problem persists. Any thoughts oh great Wiki brains!!!!

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#473963 - 17th Feb 2011 12:35am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Has the screen gone on you matey? Deffo sounds like a hardware faliure.
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#473967 - 17th Feb 2011 12:40am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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It probably is hardware related but there is nothing at all but the flashing battery light! I would expect a boot up but no display if it was the screen.

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#473992 - 17th Feb 2011 1:25am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Two things to try quickly.

1. Remove the battery and see if it fires up without, if so the fuse has blown within the battery

2. (Which I think it is) Remove the hard drive and try and boot the machine again (it wont because of the hard drive missing) if it starts or you get a POST screen then the hard drive has failed and needs replacing.

3. Give me a shout if you're still stuck.

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#473996 - 17th Feb 2011 1:29am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
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I will try both those things in reverse order first chance I get! I knew I could rely on you Doc! Thanks!

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#473997 - 17th Feb 2011 1:29am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
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No offence Nigel!

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#474055 - 17th Feb 2011 10:27am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Non taken mate, I know the Dr is good at his stuff.
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#474137 - 17th Feb 2011 12:39pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: Nigel]
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Originally Posted By: Nigel
Non taken mate, I know the Dr is good at his stuff.


Thanks blush

No pressure to have got it right then... crazy

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#474201 - 17th Feb 2011 3:09pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Croc

Its either a duff battery or the contacts between battery & the board or if your battery is retaining what life it has but won't take a charge the contacts on the power socket could be loose on the board.

I've had a smiliar fault fixed on my works Vaio twice, and used to get a few laptops with similar probs back in the day when i worked in the comp shop. Always turned out to be a duff battery or dodgy contacts / soldering
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#474205 - 17th Feb 2011 3:28pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Try takin the bat out and then put it bk in and plug the power cord in and it might work!
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#474932 - 18th Feb 2011 10:29pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
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Hiya guys, it's me again!
I tried unplugging and replugging, with and without battery. I tried without HDD. I took the back off to see if there was any obvious loose connections (there wasn't) and all I get when I press the on switch is a green flashing battery light.
When it's plugged in, with a new adapter don't forget, the 'plugged in' light doesn't illuminate so I'm thinking there is a loose connection in the mainboard socket somewhere along the line or a faulty socket itself. Any thoughts Wiki??
P.S. thanks for all the suggestions up to now chaps!

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#474942 - 18th Feb 2011 10:46pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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HERE is the maintenance manual - no mention of flashing green light frown
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#474982 - 18th Feb 2011 11:40pm Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
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Appreciated as always DD but it's not the right laptop. Very similar but different. I have the Toshiba Satelite Pro A100.

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#474997 - 19th Feb 2011 12:02am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
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Manufacturers and their naming - does my head in lol.

Try THIS one then smile
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#475014 - 19th Feb 2011 12:22am Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ]
CrocodileDundee
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You are, as always, a legend. That is the correct one. Going to have a look now.

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