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#705728 - 29th Jun 2012 2:06pm toshiba equium A210-1C4
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ma-in-law has asked me to look at her laptop. only info i got was,''it went very hot and stopped working''

any ideas? ive changed the fuse in the plug, no sign of any damage anywhere but its deado
is this the motherboard gone?

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#705732 - 29th Jun 2012 2:39pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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i have a similar computer and they do run stupidly hot, mine turns off but will come back on once its cooled down, usually

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#705735 - 29th Jun 2012 2:48pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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there's a few reasons why that's happening/happened 1. the fan is broke and needs replacing.

alternatively you could also be running programmes that are too "advanced" for the processor to handle hence that componant overheats and the computer freezes.

the latter means that one section of the laptop will overheat and the whole thing will crash, the former option, more of the laptop will overheat...

it may well be the processor judging by what i've heard, or worse-comes-to-worst, the motherboard as you said. but i can't be 100% to be honest.

as for you lansyp, probably the same.

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#705757 - 29th Jun 2012 4:33pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: j_demo]
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it was ever only used for facebook etc, not that familiar with the insides of a laptop. wont even light up when switched on.

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#705761 - 29th Jun 2012 4:52pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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Originally Posted By: eggandchips
it was ever only used for facebook etc, not that familiar with the insides of a laptop. wont even light up when switched on.

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erm... take the plug out, battery out, hold down the power button for 30-45 seconds and then try again (not a stupid answer, trust me, it works 50% of the time)

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#705763 - 29th Jun 2012 5:09pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: j_demo]
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we have lights, well in mate
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#705764 - 29th Jun 2012 5:22pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: j_demo]
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just the power button light and the battery charge light, nothing else
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Originally Posted By: eggandchips
it was ever only used for facebook etc, not that familiar with the insides of a laptop. wont even light up when switched on.

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erm... take the plug out, battery out, hold down the power button for 30-45 seconds and then try again (not a stupid answer, trust me, it works 50% of the time)
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#705769 - 29th Jun 2012 5:56pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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booted up, lasted about 30 seconnds, went hot again, so i reckon it is the fan.
the battery doesnt seem to be charging either.
press the on button just get flashing light ( 5/6 flashes) on the battery icon
the power on icon isnt on either
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#705773 - 29th Jun 2012 6:12pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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That may be a status warning the flashing light. The fan may not be spinning and it's cutting out before it causes real problems.

Try starting the laptop again, hold your hand over the fan area. Feel for air? If the fan is broken that could be the cause of the systems.

If the fan is running, it may be full of dust / dirt and not runing efficiently, but it would needed a blanket of fluff to make it shut off so quickly.

Try and establish if the fan is with us or not?

I can have a look at it if your stuck.
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#705776 - 29th Jun 2012 6:22pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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no sign of movement just booted up and went straight off
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#705784 - 29th Jun 2012 6:51pm Re: toshiba equium A210-1C4 [Re: eggandchips]
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If it's a case of opening up the whole laptop then it needs to go to a shop?
Some modern laptops have a seperate flap to remove the fan. How ever this does now sound like the fan on the processor?

I sent you a pm with details.

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