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Toshiba P50t-A "Check cable connection!" - Won't boot or allow changes in boot


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#1 HouseofBricks

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:32 AM

Hi there,

 

I have had my Toshiba laptop for a while now and this is the first major problem I have encountered.

I placed it down on the bed last night, it was on battery power so I closed it and it would not start up properly again.

 

I got the following message "Check cable connection!" PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

 

I went into the boot menu to see if there was anything untoward and it would only let me tab across the time. I could not select different menus or restore to default values.

 

I'm thinking it's the HDD from what I've read but just in case I discharged the battery and carefully removed the bottom of it (I have done this before with other computers), used a can of compressed air and blew out the dust (there was a reasonable amount). I checked anything for signs of wear, especially the HDD but everything looked in order.

 

I put it back together and still, boot with the Toshiba screen, then a bunch of checks with the "Check cable connection!" error. Still not able to move in the boot menu.

 

I don't want to take my HDD out and put it in an enclosure if this will risk completely ruining it! But unfortunately I don't have a backup of this laptop. Am I best off taking it to my local computer guys for recovery? (Although I really cant afford to spend the money...)

 

Please see a picture of the screen below:

 

Any help will be HUGELY appreciated!

 

Cheers, B

 

 

 



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:35 PM

see below for an answer

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/General-Troubleshooting/P50t-A-quot-Check-cable-connection-quot-Won-t-boot-or-allow/m-p/660939


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