I have a serious issue with my Toshiba Satellite L655-S5111.
A few weeks ago, I found that the computer would not load beyond the initial boot up screen (BIOS screen). I did some searching and tried the following:
- Holding F2 on bootup
- Resetting BIOS by shorting the battery via motherboard jumper
- Removing the CMOS battery for 30 minutes and replacing
- Replacing the CMOS battery (Maxell ML1220) entirely
Unfortunately (for me), none of these remedies have resolved my issue.
The CMOS battery I purchased claims that it is new but I do not have any way to test the battery's integrity or charge.
I feel like I'm at the very end of my rope and am considering bringing the laptop to a professional. If there is anything further I could try before doing so, please advise.
Thank you very much for your help and consideration.