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is this a hardware problem?


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#1 kitkin15

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:28 AM

i have a toshiba laptop, and i have to take it to alot of different places; sometimes it has to be on.
when i turn my laptop on its side it will freeze up, but if i hold it how it would be if i put it on a table, it wont freeze.

when it freezes it will stay froze unless i wait about 2-3 minutes. i was told before that it could be a hardware problem, and i don't really like that...

my laptop is maybe 2 years old, and i take care of it very good.

thanks to any/all help
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:39 AM

Do you ever hear any thing loose moving around inside the unit when its turned different ways?
Has this just started happening recently?

You say if you wait 3 minutes it unfreezes is this correct?
Is the battery tightly pushed in ALL the way or making good contact with the connectors?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

Could be a bad hard drive drop sensor, or a bad hard drive. That's the only thing that occurs to me...............for now.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:29 PM

im not on it right now, but i do not remember anything sounding lose. and yes, my battery is tightly in place. i have a choice of my battery being out, or being in, no in between lol.

i will check the connection of the battery when i get home, but i think that is fine as well.

this started happening about....5 months ago. when i had to reboot my computer. and i think i sohuld say that the reason i re installed everything on my computer was because i uninstalled atheros or reiltech(internet) i thought i should say this because i dont want you to think it was a bad virus or anything like that.

and i have vista, i think that MIGHT make a diference. i think that this could also be a problem with vista, but im not sure...
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

ok i am on my computer now, and my battery is perfect. drains fast, but other than that its in great condition.

(P.S. i have my portable version of tinyspell so i will be able to spell correctly.)
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:58 PM

Do you have a PC that you can connect the HDD to. Depending on the model of the laptop it will be a SATA connection as long as the pc has a SATA port and power connections you can connect the drive to the PC. The only difference between pc drives and Laptop drives is size.
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:39 PM

what do you mean by that?
if your talking about that connecter that is on the side (its blue and the cord you put in it can screw in) than yes i have that.

and to let you know i have a Toshiba Satellite A250 S5000. im pretty sure thats it, i might have the "A" and "S" numbers wrong, but that's it.

please tell me what the HDD and SATA things are, that will help me. i would look that up right now but i have research to do for english...
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:30 PM

I meant take the Hard disc drive out of the laptop and connect it to another computer. However If your not familiar with the terms this may not be a good Idea :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

ya i dont think i should do that lol.
do you think i can buy a new hard drive? mine is 110 gig i think, so how much would a 200 gig cost for a laptop?

im just woundering, i want to know as a just incase
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

ok thanks =)

Is ther any other way to see if its a hardware problem? besides doing what you said above?
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