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Doesn't boot. Doesn't go to Bios


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#1 Heartsongs777

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:53 PM

Hello all,
 
I'm having a problem getting my PC to boot up. After closing down Windows properly, I came back about 54 minutes later only to find out that it would not boot.
 
My Laptop Spec’s::
Panasonic Toughbook CF-50F1FGUKM
Windows XP Pro w/ SP1
Pentium M  1.40 GHz
Cache 1 MB
Bus Speed 400 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model 855PM
DDR SDRAM  128 MB  
 
A couple things I have done is re-seated the memory. Removed any visible dust in the vents. Booting to the CDROM.
 
One thing I have to make mention of is the fact that we were using a 18.5v power supply instead of the 15.6v that it called out for. We had used the 18.5v several times, but only for a few minutes at a time.
 
Right now, when you turn it on I noticed that it will cycle through the indicator lights and all but two of them flash once. The 1.44 Drive light, and the hard drive light. I don’t hear the CPU fan turn on, but the unit does access the CDROM drive but it does not load.
 
I guess maybe that’s where we should start? How would you determine if the motherboard is fried?
 
I’m in trouble aren’t I? Worse case scenario I guess, is replacing the motherboard or even buying another CF-50 laptop for him..
 
And here’s the bigger problem…It’s not mine. All was doing for him was enabling him to be an administrator user so he would have the rights to change setting’s and such. I was able to do that but when I figured I would check on something real quick thenm turned it off….I didn’t realize that it would be the last time it would boot!
 
I’ve already let my friend know about what happened, and fortunately he’s not upset, but I am with me for agreeing to use the 18.5v ac charger!
 
Thanks in advance for all your help
Keith
 


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 03:11 AM

Hi Keith,

Sorry to hear of the problem with the Toughbook computer.

 

I have replied to your topic over at whatthetech where Terry has given you a good answer.

Here's the link to it:

 

https://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?s=bf4614350a09a1515e994409352335e6&showtopic=130586

 

Regards

paws



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:29 PM

A toasted Tough  Book.  That overvoltage sure could have done some serious damage.  I think if the HDD is okay, get a replacement to put it in.  It would cost more to repair your unit than to replace it.  Warranty, If you have all the paperwork, maybe.  Worth a try, but remove your HDD before shipping off to Toshiba.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:05 PM

Thank you for all of your help......lesson learned....lol






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