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Whats wrong with this Laptop

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#1 TrojanX


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:19 PM

I tried to power on this laptop but it wont proceed beyond the BIOS message.
It shows American Megatrands and then BIOS version R1.06 and then powers off suddenly. No error message, no beeps nothing.
What is the problem?I tested the ac to dc power adapter and it is giving proper power supply. I removed the battery and cleaned its terminals. I don't know what to do now.
Thanks in advance.

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#2 cosmic_sniper05


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! :thumbsup:

I used to have the same problem before. System does not proceed to Windows. This might be caused by a extended effect of a virus attack, as in my case. Though you may have disinfected your system from the virus, if it has already "eaten" a part of your operating system, your computer may not jump into the operating system. In such cases repair of the OS is necessary. If the repair could not solve your problem, then, you might need to reinstall the OS.

I would not yet give the procedures on how to do this because. . .


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#3 TrojanX

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:27 PM

Thanx for quick reply

OS = Win98
Laptop Model = Toshiba Satelite
Problem = The laptop powers off immediately before the POST.

No the problem never existed in the past. The laptop shows battery charging. I press Power button, I hear harddisk and fan, I see American Megatrends and BIOS version below it, then the laptop powers off, the sound of harddisk and fan stops. It takes like 1-2 seconds.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:18 PM

One possibility is the CMOS battery.
Some laptops [ & desktops] simply won't syart if the CMOS battery is too weak or dead.
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#5 TrojanX

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:36 PM

Thanks for the reply.
How do you think, the CMOS battery of laptop be repaired? I never opened the laptop before. Please advise.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

Some are accessed from a panel on the bottom of the laptop. Others, you have to remove the keyboard
What is the exact model number of your Satellite?

When the BIOS screen comes up, what does the very last line of text say?
Judging by the age of your laptop, a CMOS is a very real possibility
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