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swa
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hi

I am Hoping some one here can shed some light on this. I have a toshiba satellite pro laptop but it's refusing to turn on.
it was working fine 2 days ago and was last shutdown as normal.
With the AC power supply plugged into the laptop the DC-in light comes on (green) as well as the battery indicator witch flashes orange.
With the Battery out and the AC power in all i get is the DC-in light coming on thats it
with the AC power out as well as the battery i get nothing at all.
thanks for any reply. :)

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First thing to try, reseat memory sticks (remove and put them back). Check what will happen.

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I have removed & reseated memory stick and also tried using other slot, but symptom remains the same.

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So, it was a power issue.

Check your AC power adapter voltage output. Maybe the power adapter is bad and doesn’t provide enough power to boot up the laptop.

Remove the power cord and the battery for about 10 seconds then put the battery back in to its compartment. In this time power up your computer with only a battery source. See what will happen.

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I have checked the psu and it is giving out 15v ok.
Powering up from the battery only, does not get anywhere. No lights, nothing.
The battery was good when I last shutdown the laptop so the problem dosn't seem to be the power source.
Any further suggestions greatly appreciated

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I'm having exactly the same problem (satellite pro 2100). When I press the power-on button the only thing that happens is that the diskette bay makes a sound, the battery-charging light goes off for a second and then dies. I tried to switch the RAM sticks with no result. Any help would be very appreciated!
// Edit: I tested the power supply, and it's fine... So no idea what's wrong

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The flashing orange light means that the battery is charging. When they give up, they do so quickly and indeed they can cook if plugged in for a long time with no power being drawn.

That means they can short or cause a short. Them really disturbing thing in Swa's case is that with no battery in, there is no boot up which indicates damage to the mainboard.

I think you need professional help here.

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Dudes! I found the (maybe temporary, only time will tell) solution! You just need to disconnect the CMOS battery from the mainboard for a few seconds, and rejoice! It boots!
Well it worked for me, maybe someone else will find it usefull ^^

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Dudes! I found the (maybe temporary, only time will tell) solution! You just need to disconnect the CMOS battery from the mainboard for a few seconds, and rejoice! It boots!
Well it worked for me, maybe someone else will find it usefull ^^

Hi!
I am having the same problem, but I havent tried anything yet. I am not very good with computers should I have someone else take the CMOS battery out for me?

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Hi,
Just to give an update on my original post, it turned out that after much testing. the motherboard and battery had given up for good. It appears that (as sispishio suggested) when the battery gave up, it gave a power surge to the motherboard which in turn fried it. Ultimately I have had to replace the motherboard and battery, and all is well again. This is not a job for novices though, and can be quite time consuming. I hope to be uploading a guide on dismantling the Toshiba Sat Pro shortly and I will post details once it is available.

Hi!
I am having the same problem, but I havent tried anything yet. I am not very good with computers should I have someone else take the CMOS battery out for me?

Hi Rhonda,
If you let me know your exact symptons I will try and help. To remove the cmos battery you will have to dismantle a lot of the laptop to reach it. As i stated this isn't easy but I will post a guide shortly if you wish to take that route, although it is unlikely that it will be the culprit as even if the battery is flat, you should still be able to bootup.

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Thanks for replying! I got it to turn on; it was the battery. I did learn more about my laptop in doing some research.
Thanks again!

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removing the battery and power cord for 10 seconds worked for me. Thank you very much

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i have a laptop, toshiba satelite pro.. im having kinda the same issues... but mine comes on like normal.. then it freezes just before.. i get to the logon screen. ive tried powering up on safe mode... but it didnt work... i dont know what to do, ive tried taking the battery out.. and leaving it then putting it back on but im still having the same... problems.. can anyone help me..?

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i have tried doing that and it doesnt work.. anything else i can try?

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The fact that it is freezing just before the logon scren suggests it is a problem with the operating system software and not the hardware. What version of windows are you running??

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I had the same problem with my pro 2100, turned out to be very simple. There is a void behind the hard-drive; some 'not particularly' rough treatment of your laptop and the hard-drive can fall off it's pins.

When i discovered this and pushed hard-drive back on the laptop works fine; now I have filled the void with card and wedged the hard-drive in.

Hope this helps.

N

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when i try to instal windows xp to my sattellite pro laptop,the inetial start up of windows was occured,and then xp asked me to press enter to instal xp after that the blue screen shows me THERE IS NO HARD DISK CONECTED TO THE SYSTEM PRESS F3 TO EXIT FROM THE SET UP.FORMERLY I USED WINDOWS7.please help me

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My toshiba laptop isn't charging i just got a universal laptop charger and there wasn't anything wrong with the battery but it's still not charging what else could be the problem.
please someone help me.

sign, Janika

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I also have a toshiba satelite A200-1RK it won't switch on! The power light comes on when plugged into the AC and when I switch it on the blue standby button comes on, then the blue hard drive button flashes once and then ....... Nothing!!!!!!!! I've tried all if the turn it off, remove battery hold down power button etc etc none of it works! Has anyone any other ideas please???

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i have a clients toshiba satallite laptop L450D 11W i have replaced screen and this morning refused to turn on i have dismantled the keyboard & taken all screws out from underneath laptop but i am unable to lift plate which keyboard was sitting on
removed battery & memory cards and replaced the fan and processor does not seem to function,i have worked on many pc desktops/ laptops i think maybe the proccessor has come to its end. i am hoping for sensible answers.stuart

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