Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:05 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s5818 that does nothing at all when I press the power button. I read some websites that gave troubleshooting steps, which I followed. This led me to replace the motherboard (labelled as 6050a2127101-mb-a02, equivalent to ID V000108710). I bought this from a highly ranked provider on ebay who claimed that the motherboard was tested and did work. The machine still does not respond to the power button.
Before replacing the board, I double-checked that power was to the machine (my voltage detector bleeps everywhere in the machine when plugged in).
I don't know enough about troubleshooting to guess what is wrong next. I thought perhaps that it was the CPU (AMD AMD Turion 64 X2 2.0), but the web says that this is highly unlikely. Might it be memory issues? I'm at a loss.
Is there a definitive guide that I should be using for troubleshooting such things? Thanks in advance for your help!