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    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 12th Jul 17, 8:23 AM
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    laptop wont turn on? x
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:23 AM
    laptop wont turn on? x 12th Jul 17 at 8:23 AM
    Hi i have a Toshiba satellite laptop had it a good few years now but i went to use it on Monday .switced it on 3 lights came on and nothing happened.I waited and tried again an hour later and still nothing so switched laptop off and took battery out then left it till yesterday.
    Put everything back on and tried again.still wont go on .
    Does anyone know what i can try to get it on please.Thank you x
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 12th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
    Hi i have a Toshiba satellite laptop had it a good few years now but i went to use it on Monday .switced it on 3 lights came on and nothing happened.I waited and tried again an hour later and still nothing so switched laptop off and took battery out then left it till yesterday.
    Put everything back on and tried again.still wont go on .
    Does anyone know what i can try to get it on please.Thank you x
    Originally posted by summerof0763
    I like the poem format,
    It's easy on the eye,
    Though as to why your laptop's dead
    I really don't know why.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 12th Jul 17, 8:56 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:56 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 8:56 AM
    Try:

    1. Disconnect laptop from power cord
    2. Take out battery
    3. Hold power button for 30 seconds
    4. Put battery back
    5. Connect to power cord
    6. You can see that the orange light is on
    7. Press power button to boot up laptop
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 12th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 12:29 PM
    We really could be more helpful to YOU if you quoted the actual model of Toshiba Satellite.
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    It's a Toshiba Satellite C850-1C9
    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 14th Jul 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:55 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:55 PM
    Try following. Let the computer be turned off. No lights should be on. Then disconnect all the wires, for example the charger wire. Then remove the battery and re-plug the charger wire. When you turn on the power, the screen should come up and Windows should start as normal.
    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 14th Jul 17, 6:07 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:07 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:07 PM
    Try:

    1. Disconnect laptop from power cord
    2. Take out battery
    3. Hold power button for 30 seconds
    4. Put battery back
    5. Connect to power cord
    6. You can see that the orange light is on
    7. Press power button to boot up laptop
    Originally posted by WAYT
    Didn't work absolutely gutted x
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 14th Jul 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:14 PM
    We really could be more helpful to YOU if you quoted the actual model of Toshiba Satellite.

    All three lights usually means it is too busted to even do POST (Power On Self Test), I think the most likely candidates are Memory, CPU, Motherboard.

    However, it could also be the CMOS battery that holds the settings.

    If you are techy minded you could take out memory modules (if there are two) and put one back at a time to eliminate if one faulty.

    Also worth trying to boot with no ram to see if lights change

    After watching this video you might be prepared to pay your local computer tech shop to have a look or else just get a reconditioned PC from about £175.

    Originally posted by DavidP24
    Hi sorry i didn't post model no but it wasn't because i didn't think too i can not see model no on underside of my laptop so i do apologize am not very techie minded to be honest
    But if you can tell me how to find the memory modules and ram i will give it a go
    And thank you x
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
    It's a Toshiba Satellite C850-1C9
    Originally posted by WAYT
    How do you know which one I have lol x
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 14th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
    Try following. Let the computer be turned off. No lights should be on. Then disconnect all the wires, for example the charger wire. Then remove the battery and re-plug the charger wire. When you turn on the power, the screen should come up and Windows should start as normal.
    Originally posted by MrJones1
    Do I leave battery out to do This?? X
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
    • summerof0763
    • By summerof0763 14th Jul 17, 6:25 PM
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    Try following. Let the computer be turned off. No lights should be on. Then disconnect all the wires, for example the charger wire. Then remove the battery and re-plug the charger wire. When you turn on the power, the screen should come up and Windows should start as normal.
    Originally posted by MrJones1
    I left the battery out and tried nothing happened so took charger out put batter back in and charger on and nothing happened so i am gutted xx
    i came into the world with nothing,and guess what? i still have it!!!
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
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    How do you know which one I have lol x
    Originally posted by summerof0763
    It's a very simple to service laptop. You only need to remove one screw in order to gain access to the CMOS battery, HDD and RAM.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmpb2KNuGg



    Do you use this laptop on a hard and flat surface or sometimes on the bed, for instance?

    Anyway, take the CMOS battery out for 30 seconds and then replace it.
    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 14th Jul 17, 8:44 PM
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    How do you know which one I have lol x
    Originally posted by summerof0763
    You published it two years ago...


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