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Laptop won't start at all

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#1 micahfaulkner75


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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!


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:53 AM

<<Is there a definitive guide that I should be using for troubleshooting such things?>>

There doesn't seem to be, http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1909314&rpn=PSAFGU&modelFilter=A215-S5818&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663 .

It appears that Toshiba intends to either solve every problem with their systems...or sell newer systems to customers...rather than have a support page such as other OEMs might have.

General support bulletins at http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1909314&rpn=PSAFGU&modelFilter=&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663 .


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