I have a 5 years old Toshiba Satellite L300 Laptop, Celeron 2,13 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Vista 32-bit OS. By now I had not have any problem but overheating sometimes... 4-5 months ago, I've started to experience sudden shutdowns on its own, and it started to take almost 15-30 minutes to boot up; not because the windows loading process was taking a long time, but it is basically not able to stay turned on for more than 1-2 seconds after I press on/off button. Power is getting cut only after 1-2 seconds, and it is restarting itself again and again and again till Toshiba sign appears on the computer. By the way, since the battery is totally dead, I am using without the battery.
First I thought this is a battery problem, or maybe it is because of the loose adapter entry (tip of the power plug is able to dance!). Then since last 2 months I also started to experience this screen freeze problem. Everything basically stops as it is. I've added the picture.
Also, if I keep the laptop open, and even if it freezes, then when I restart it, it does not take 15 minutes on boot-up; but if I shut it down, again the hell awaits me!
I suspect those two problems are different, maybe they might be related, or maybe caused by each other though.
It's obvious it's a hardware problem, I just wanted to ask if you are familiar with such a problem, and what kind of bill a tech guy would charge me?
Thanks very much in advance!
Edited by drjos, 13 March 2013 - 02:14 PM.