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August 11, 2008, 1:58 pm
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About 3 years ago I bought a Toshiba satellite m35x-s161 laptop.
(Celeron M350, 1.3 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 60GB hard drive)
About 4 months ago I developed the following problem:
When I turn it on, the main power indicator lights up as well as the little
power indicator in
front of the laptop, I hear the fan for about 6 seconds, then it goes silent
and lights still remains
on but nothing comes on the screen, not even the options like F2 or press
F11 for BIOS optios.
I continue seeing the lights that indicates it is on and the light of the
battery, amber if it not charged
or turn green if I let it charge.
Thatís all I get, it wonít boot up.
I placed a boot up cd in the cd tray to see if I could boot it up that way
to no avail.
I carefully removed the LCD and checked the connection.
I connected a crt monitor to see if it was the laptop LCD (I made sure I
the Fn+F5 to change display mode) to no avail.
I did let the battery charge until light turned green.
I removed hard drive, memory, battery and placed it back making sure it was
I let it sat on for about 4 hours to see if maybe it would start loading but
I turned on without battery to no avail
Any suggestions in the subject?
Re: *Toshiba satellite m35x-s161 laptop not booting up.
Hi Kathy! Wow! That can be many things...
1) Dead CMOS/BIOS
2) Dead CMOS battery (not the same as the main battery in most models)
3) CPU died
4) Memory failed
5) Internal power regulator failed
6) And more...
First thing to do is to swap out the memory if you can. Second thing is
to remove things like the hard drive, CD/DVD drive etc. and try. As one
of them could have failed and drawing too much power. Also check the
CMOS battery. It might be dead too.
Don't forget to try on AC (without the battery) and then on battery
alone before doing any of the above. And aside of all of this and
nothing works, sounds like you are in need of a new motherboard if you
want to keep it going.
Gateway Celeron M 370 (1.5GHZ)
MX6124 (laptop) w/2GB
Windows XP Home SP2 (120GB HD)
Intel(r) 910GML (64MB shared)
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