I tried starting my laptop this morning, but it won't boot up. I haven't added any new hardware, and don't think it got dropped. It shut down normally last night. The power light comes on normally (blue) when I press the power button, and the harddrive light flickers for an instant (blue) then goes off. My CD light is on, but orange, and the drive won't open. Can anyone advise me?
hey guys i have the same problem. i am currently trying to help a friend fix his toshiba satellite a135. the problems you are having are the same as mine black screen,some lights work,dvd drive will not open,and yet my fans start running. to me it like it tries to start up then like 4 seconds later it just stops and sets there with some lights on and fans running. i heard something about bad power supply problems but i don't know if that's our problem. i am right now in the middle of full disassembly and hope the problem jump out at me. please don,t give up on this problem. i am finding it really hard to find anybody with these exact issues.
I dont know if this will help but its worth a shot. I was working on a dell insperation desktop with the same symtoms. lights fans and nothing else. it turned out to be one of the memory moduals. i removed one and when i booted it went into bios and showed a memory change message. when i removed that one and put in the other it booted. i bought another gig of ram and was back going.
tried removing one of the memory sticks but it still didn't do anything. what ever it is power is only getting to the lights and the fans. i wonder if it is a busted motherboard. i tried to get some info off of toshiba's website but there website is about as useless as this laptop. upon reading a whole lot of forums the only thing i have found out is alot of people have had broken satellite a135 but they all had a warranty. That's what my friend should have got when he bought this P.O.S. i'll keep lookin.
Hello, I resolved the same problem taken out the memory modules after remove the batery pack, il restore the modules and batery and turned the machine on succefully . My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527, is the first time a have this problem, thanks to all for your tips.