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Help, Laptop won't turn on! #473957
17th Feb 2011 12:27am
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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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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #473963
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Has the screen gone on you matey? Deffo sounds like a hardware faliure.


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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #473967
17th Feb 2011 12:40am
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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.

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #473992
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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.

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #473996
17th Feb 2011 1:29am
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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!

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #473997
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No offence Nigel!

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474055
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Non taken mate, I know the Dr is good at his stuff.


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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: Nigel] #474137
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Originally Posted by Nigel
Non taken mate, I know the Dr is good at his stuff.


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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474201
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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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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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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474932
18th Feb 2011 10:29pm
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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!

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474942
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HERE is the maintenance manual - no mention of flashing green light frown


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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474982
18th Feb 2011 11:40pm
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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.

Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #474997
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Manufacturers and their naming - does my head in lol.

Try THIS one then smile


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Re: Help, Laptop won't turn on! [Re: ] #475014
19th Feb 2011 12:22am
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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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