Toshiba Satellite A135 will not start

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2266. I will not start up. When i push the power button the little light above it comes on. The CD/DVD drive will run and the fan will too. But nothing will come up on the screen. I have used an external screen and nothing has happened. I have switched the RAM with good ones and nothing. I have taken the battery out and tried AC power and nothing. I do not have a hard drive in it but thought it should boot to the BIOS but it dose not. Do you need a hard drive for it to boot? I have had one other Toshiba that had a bad motherboard in it but i got lucky and got it fixed for free. Can you help me?

You don’t need the hard drive in order to start the laptop and boot it with video on internal or external screen. Normally you can get into the BIOS even without hard drive.
All you need is motherboard, processor and memory. If one of these parts is bad, the laptop will not start.
It looks like you have a problem with the motherboard or CPU. Most likely it’s bad motherboard because CPU failures are not common.

84 Responses

  1. Maximo Piva

    I have a similar problem, No screen, Wifi light and Power light on. I cleaned the entire notebook tested memory, reseat cpu, cleaned, an put new thermal paste etc. When power on, DVD drive will click for about 10 times On and Off.
    Here is the interesting part. If i leave the computer in this mode for about half an hour. (or obstruct fan exahust, and wait 10 minutes). And poweroff/poweron it again. it’ll boot, and work perfect (no blue screen, resets, whatsover, till i turn off, and get cold again). Seems it only boot when HOT, after that it can be cold, and work ok. I know several components change their properties when HOT. Any info on that… Computer is a barebone MSI-1029, Turion MT-40, ATI X700. 512Mb x 2 Corsair.

  2. Laptop Freak

    Maximo Piva,

    Here is the interesting part. If i leave the computer in this mode for about half an hour. (or obstruct fan exahust, and wait 10 minutes). And poweroff/poweron it again. it’ll boot, and work perfect (no blue screen, resets, whatsover, till i turn off, and get cold again). Seems it only boot when HOT

    Sounds like a problem with the motherboard, apparently one of the components is defective.
    By the way, test the laptop when only one memory module is installed. Test it with each memory module installed one by one in each slot. It’s possible that one of the memory slots is bad and works properly only when the laptop is warmed-up.

  3. jigs soliven

    i have the same problem pls help me cause i dont know much about laptop. i have a toshiba m45-s1335 which at first starts normally, after a month the problem occured. i would have to push the power button many times before it would start, its like i have to warm it up before it would start. please help me with these problem. please tell me how to fix these kind of problem cause i really need these laptop in my studies.. thank you very much

  4. Laptop Freak

    jigs soliven,

    i would have to push the power button many times before it would start, its like i have to warm it up before it would start.

    Please provide a better description of your problem. Here are two examples:
    1. When you press on the power button, nothing happens. There is no video on the screen, hard drive or DVD drive will not make any noise. If you continue to push on the power button, eventually the laptop starts normally and it works normally until you turn it off.
    2. When you press on the power button, it sounds like the laptop starts because the hard dive makes noise, LED on the DVD drive lights up, but there is no picture on the screen. If you continue turning the laptop on and off it will eventually start with video.

    Witch example is closer to your problem?

  5. jigs soliven

    when i would start my laptop i will press the power button for about 50times before it would eventually start normally. on one press of the power button the fan rotates, a noise come from the hard drives, led on the dvd will light-up and there is no video. it would be like that for about 4 seconds before it would just die. then i will have to press the power button again and again of which i counted was 50 times before working fine like nothing happened to it. i have ask a technician and says it could be the motherboard is old and it would be fix by having a new motherboard installed. do you think he was right? what can i do to have this problem fix? if it is the motherboard, should i take the advise of having a new one installed? i hope i have given you adequate info of my problem, thank you.

  6. Laptop Freak

    jigs soliven,

    on one press of the power button the fan rotates, a noise come from the hard drives, led on the dvd will light-up and there is no video. it would be like that for about 4 seconds before it would just die.

    This sounds like a problem with the motherboard.
    In order to boot any laptop with video you need three main components (motherboard, CPU and memory) to be in good working order. If one of the above mentioned components is bad you’ll get no video.
    When you have bad CPU or memory, the laptop will stay on until you power it down. In your case it shuts down by itself after 4 seconds. Usually it happens when you have a faulty motherboard.

  7. Rana Mroue

    I have a Toshiba Satellite M45:
    I was having problems with windows shutting down and the laptop could never shut down and freezes on the “windows is shutting down” screen. So i turned it off manually a couple of times.
    Now I can’t even access/ boot windows when I start the computer: I turn it on, I hear the fan and the CD drive noise but only get the Toshiba screen, no windows–> it just freezes on the Toshiba screen.

    I am worried that I won’t be able to recover data from my laptop. is this a problem with the hard drive or a problem with the processing units in the laptop? i am very illiterate about these issues and would appreciate any kind of help, advice, suggestions.

    Many many thanks!
    Rana

  8. Laptop Freak

    Rana Mroue,

    I am worried that I won’t be able to recover data from my laptop.

    You can try to recover data using an external USB enclosure as I explained in this article. All you have to do is remove the hard drive, install it into the USB enclosure and then connect the enclosure to another working computer. If there is nothing wrong with the hard drive, you should be able to access it from another computer.

    is this a problem with the hard drive or a problem with the processing units in the laptop?

    Could be bad memory, bad hard drive or even bad motherboard. You can test the laptop memory with Memtest86+ and the hard drive with Hitachi DFT, I linked to both utilities in “Useful Links”.

  9. Joseph Pingel

    I just added a 1GB DDR2-533 memory to a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2266. Like a few others above, the unit will boot to post but not the GUI (Vista)until it warms up. I sent back the first memory module and got a replacement but that didn’t fix the problem.

    It boots fine to the GUI (hot or cold) with the original 512 module -by itself- in either slot. However, the 1 GB (in either slot – by itself) will only boot to the GUI if the unit is warmed up. Turn it off for a half hour and the boot process hangs.

    The memory vendor says this is the proper RAM for this particular laptop. Memory upgrades are very straightforward and simple and the odds on getting two bad memory modules seems remote. But under the circumstances what else could it be?

  10. Laptop Freak

    Joseph Pingel,
    Make sure you have the latest version of BIOS installed. Download and install the latest version if needed, it may help.

  11. Mindo

    Hey, seems like we all have kinda similar problems. I have toshiba m60 and my problem is that i can start it just of the battery when my laptop is cold. when i plug ac … nothing happens, no lights, no nothing, my laptop is just dead. Different sorry, when my laptop is still hot.. I mean when i turn it off, few seconds later i can still turn it on with ac power in. Its just weird.
    Anyways, right to the point now. I just came across some post on some other website… that ITS NOT THE WHOLE motherboard problem, its capacitors on motherboard(I have 4 solid state capacitors on my M60).. what i found out is… i removed my motherboad and heated up those 4 capacitors with a hairdryer…. and guess what… when I plug ac power in my laptop show a green light which never comes on whenever my laptop is cold. So my question is does anyone know… Does it worth to replace those solid state capacitors… is it a complicated and costy process?? Thank you guys and good luck!

  12. anjela

    My Acer Aspire 5100-5674 stops working. HELP ME..

    I have a similar problem, No screen, Wifi light and Power light on. The CD/DVD drive will run and the fan will too. I don’t know how to test the memory but i tried removing the battery and use the charger but still nothing happens. I also trying using an external monitor to check if it’s the screen and still, nothing happens.

    It just happens today and am starting to get worried. The last thing that happened before it got busted is that I am checking my yahoo email then suddenly the screen turns blue with some white blocks placed alternately.. then turned black. I thought I just ran out of battery so I pushed to start button for a few seconds to turned it off. Then when I tried to turn it on.. nothing seems to happened.

    I just bought this laptop last July 2007 from Circuitcity. Do you think its still under warranty?

    HELP PLEASE.. =(

  13. Patty Trowbridge

    I purchased A135 series laptop last April 4, 2007 and it died yesterday. To be exact, I only had it for 1 year and few days. I didn’t bother to buy an extended warranty because my first laptop lasted 4 yrs without any problem until the mobo died. With my laptop I have now – the power light stays on green, hard drive lits up for few seconds then turns off and the dvd drive light stays on (yellow light- it comes on simultaneously whenever I turn the power on). I really am very disappointed with Toshiba because I only had it for a year and approx 14 days and they won’t cover it under the laptop warranty. I really (always do) took a very good care of it.. Now I wished it died 15 days earlier. Please advise.

  14. same thing, my a135 satellite will boot when cold, sometimes, as soon as it warms up a little it freezes or flashes to just a plain blue screen. had the bloody thing 1 1/2 years nothing but trouble. 2 months ago the usb ports stopped working. trouble is with it being out of warranty i don’t know if would be cheaper to junk it and buy a new non toshiba or take it computer shop and let them fix.

  15. I have the same problem, if I let it cool off for a good period of time all is well.
    If I only put in qty 1 stick of 512Mb it appears that it reboots/boots ok
    But if I boot with qty 1 1Gb or or qty 2 512Mb sticks it goes back to the crasy not being able to boot when warmed up.

    Could it be just a problem of Voltage regulator?

    I can solder and repair just about anything, if someone has repaired one of these problems please let us know what the fix is.
    I have disassmbled it several times without being able to pinpoint and bad capacitors or cold joints on the motherboard.

  16. Mindo

    Well, I did replace my capacitors and everything works just fine. Not sure about RAM and quantity of it.. Is it diferent RAM or do they both match latency?.. if you are not getting the corrent RAM it might be a problem. But talking about the solid capacitors… yes, they are right in the middle of the motherboard, 4 exact same ones… it says something like 439 6e, and have a little green mark on the side.

  17. Ray Kessler

    I have a Toshiba satellite A105 – S1014 and it will not boot. when the power button is pushed it will come to the Toshiba logo screen and on the bottom tool bar it says to push F2 for setup and F12 for boot choices, but pressing either button or any button does not have any effect. I took out 512Mb ram and put in 1Gb ram to see if it was ram, but with the 1Gb ram the power light just would come on and then blink off and then recycle. The ram was 533 and the original was 400 but Crucial showed this ram as compatible and the system to be capable of 1Gb in each slot. Does this sound as if there is a MB problem? Also the CD drive light does not come on and it has no power to be accessed.

  18. drwholass

    i am not sure if this is to do with boot problems, but it seems like it is. I have a one year old hp compaq nx9010 which will start up until it gets to the screen where it is loading up then it will saty like that until i turn it off. I have tried running a hard disk test but it doesn’t run properly and comes up with #1-07 Fail.

  19. elios h

    i have a toshiba a135-s2386
    i try to use the recovering disc to reinstall the os(vista home basic )
    I have followed the instruction in the manual but it seems it’s not working(after the “copying file” page the screen turn black and nothing happen )
    if i restart the laptop(force shutdown)the old windows start like nothing happened
    what i can do?

  20. Hi, i just recently bought a second hand old Ei-System 3082 off ebay. and when it arrived it booted up fine. now it was a little dirty so i took it apart carefully and reassembled it without much hassle, but when i tried to boot it i came up with no display, dvd drive would spin up and CPU fan will spin also, no beeps what-so-ever. if i leave the laptop running after awhile it’ll start beeping one beep every 5 seconds.

    Any suggestions? i dont have any parts to test it with… but my gut instinct tells me its the mobo.

  21. Prasad G

    The 2.5″ SATA Harddisk drive in my laptop stopped functioning. After conducting a diagnostic self test from BIOS setup menu, it showed a ‘#1-07 fail’ status message.

    Will I be able to recover data from it, if I convert it to an external USB disk, using a converter enclosure (SATA HDD to USB) and connect it to another PC?. Does a ‘#1-07 fail’ status message mean that the HDD is completely damaged?

  22. Hey guys,How do I fix my HP nx5000 laptop?When I boot it,it switches off by itself,with the charger light flashing?
    For about 4 months, I’ve had difficulty switching on my laptop. When I try 2 boot it, it goes dead, with the charger light on the keyboard flashing twice. Sometimes, if I press d space bar repeatedly when I switch it on, it works ok, but only one every 10-20 times. Wot should I do?

    Cheers

  23. did you find a solution to your A135 laptop.
    I can repair anything but taking motherboard apart test then take apart again is too cumbersome.
    I took mine apart and acouldn’t find much wrong with it, cleaned the fan, put in new heatsink coumpound.
    Tested the capacitors etc but couldn’t find anything that really showed bad, no cold joint no crack.
    I have not tried the lid switch but it could be intermittent?

  24. aceistheone

    I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 that will not boot up or post.The led around the power button stays on.The only way to turn it off is to unplug the power adapter and take the battery out.It will power on for about 5 seconds and the fan will go right back off but it looks like the power button stays on.All the leds in the front are on as far as battery and power.Have tried to boot up with out a hard drive and same thing.Have pulled the memory out and replaced it same thing.Bought a new power adapter that didn’t work either.It’s like it’s always on but won’t boot.By turning it on the fan and the led for the hard flashes but goes right off again.About ready to throw this thing out and buy a different laptop.
    Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give me.

  25. Paula Davis

    I too have the same problem as Aceistheone! Same Toshiba Satellite laptop, too. I hope someone can give us some insight on how to get the computer to boot up. My machine has the same symptoms: Press Power Button. It lights up and I hear the fan and a single click sound, but nothing appears on the screen and it does nothing else. To power it off, I have to hold down the power button for about 10 seconds. Things I’ve tried so far: Removed & replaced existing battery; removed & replaced existing hard drive… still nothing. Please help!

  26. Laptop Freak

    aceistheone,
    I think the motherboard is bad. I posted your question here: My Toshiba Satellite M35X will not boot.

  27. Laptop Freak

    Paula,
    First of all, try reseating the memory module. If you have only one module, try moving it into the empty slot and maybe replacing with another known good RAM. If you have two modules, try removing them one by one and test the laptop with each module separately. It’s very unlikely for both memory modules to fail at the same time.
    If your laptop works fine with one module but will not start with another one, most likely the last memory module is bad and has to be replaced.

    If reseating, swapping, replacing the memory module doesn’t help, apparently you have the same problem as Aceistheone – defective motherboard.

    By the way, I believe that when you start a Satellite M35X without any memory installed, it should give you a beep error code. Something like one short and three long beeps. Remove memory and turn it on. Can you hear beeps? Make sure the volume is turned on. If not, probably it’s an indication of bad motherboard.

  28. Hello, Thanks for all the help. Have had a toshiba A135-2386 for about 14 months.Recently while trying to connect to nokia n-95 for data transfer by usb, there was a sort of crackling noise followed by hanging up of the screen as well as a non-responsive keyboard.tried to re install the os but since keyboard couldn’t respond failed to do so.now the thing doesn’t boot up at all.the hard disk ligt turns on for a few seconds and goes off.the DVD-rom light just comes on for a while also then goes off.the fan and works fine.please help

  29. Hello,

    I have been having problems with my Toshiba Satellite. It has been giving me grief lately..I start it up all the lights come on but the screen remains blank..I practically have to press the power button at least 6 times before I get any results..This is very frustrating
    this September makes it two years but this problem only started like last month…very strange!….Also it would take forever to shutdown which is not very normal.
    It’s like I have to warm up the machine or something..I don’t understand it…
    Any help would be greatly appreciated…

  30. hi
    I have been having problems with my Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467, FAN does not work…then after a while it hangs. What should be the problem?

  31. It is not the motherboard. I called microsoft when mine did the same thing. It is an issue with Vista. You have to uplug, remove battery and then open and remove battery inside to reseat the system. Once you are able to book make sure you have downloaded the upgrade for vista which resolves the problem.

  32. I also have a Toshiba Satelitte A135 that will not boot. I found a tantalum capacitor that has a broken lead. I have been trying to cross reference this to replace it, but no luck. National Parts Depot, Toshiba Tech support, and authorized service centers all say motherboards are not repairable or say that they cannot help. The info on the cap is 330 71tt d, at Loc# C711. I assume that the 330 is the uF. From there I don’t know. If I can find a replacement I am hoping that this will gix my boot problem. Can anyone help??

  33. I also have the Toshiba 135 blues.
    Before it dies, it said on the lcd “plugged in , not charging. Now, it only turns on for a couple of seconds. The battery charging LED stays on for about 4 seconds if you remove the power supply cord. The blue plugged in light remains lit, but no start up.

    Good source for a new MB would be where? I am not afraid of surgery if I can get a mb for a reasonable price.

  34. Laptop Freak

    Peter,

    Good source for a new MB would be where? I am not afraid of surgery if I can get a mb for a reasonable price.

    First of all, find the part number for your motherboard. Most likely you’ll find a sticker in the memory compartment. After that Google the part number and you’ll find who is selling it.

  35. Well, I have a similar problem too. I have a Toshiba Satellite A135 S4656, and for sometime I’ve been having this problem.
    When I start my laptop, I can’t see the loading screen (the screen that says the buttons to
    press to go into your Bios).
    I have tried guessing the buttons but all I get is a annoying beep. I went and used ‘msconfig’ to start my lt on safe mode, well now i can’t see a thing.
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks.

  36. Planet Wizardtron

    I have a toshiba laptop satellite, I installed a memory upgrade and now it won’t start up. Just the blue power button lights up. When I REMOVED THE MEMORY, it still WON’T START. plz help!

  37. Laptop Freak

    Planet Wizardtron,

    I installed a memory upgrade and now it won’t start up. Just the blue power button lights up. When I REMOVED THE MEMORY, it still WON’T START. plz help!

    Make sure the memory module is installed correctly. I think it’s just a connection related issue, maybe you just not installing it correctly.

    Also try this. Turn off the laptop, unplug the AC adapter, remove the battery and wait for a few minutes. Plug in the battery and turn on the laptop. Sometimes it helps.

  38. Eclipse

    I have an Acer i got in sept.2006, and it has the same problem. the power light is green,dvd/cd drive works, and the battery light is lit because it’s plugged in. but, there’s a 2nd light directly to the right of the power light that shines green for ~5seconds while the fan starts and disc drive runs, but nothing shows on the screen and the 2nd light doesn’t come back on.

    this happened a few months ago, and i let it sit like that hoping it would warm up and start. i had to press and hold the power button and try again..after a few times it started and worked fine once it warmed up.

    but several days ago i installed a new antivirus , and it’s great. it had the usual pop-up..”your computer must be restarted for this to take effect” and i hit restart now. it shutdown…and didn’t restart. i couldn’t get it to come back on like months ago. it wouldn’t start again (i’d tried several times a day my old methods)…but nothing until yesterday. it started up and ran fine like nothing happened. but i regret shutting it down when i was done because it is not starting, again.

    i think it could be my memory because it’s low, but how can i free memory on that module if my pc wont start???

    Can anyone help with suggestions?

  39. I have a Toshiba 1805-S204. I recently bought new ram to upgrade from 256-512. I removed the power and attempted to install the new ram. It booted fine but when I checked the system information it still only showed as 240 (256 minus the 16 for video im guessing) But even still it should have shown something like 496. So I take out the new ram chip ( Which was just bought brand new and it is the exact same kind of chip as the old one) and now it will not boot, I have tried just the old one in both slots, the new one is both slots both of them swapped around and with none.
    The laptop will no longer turn on at all. You push the power button and the power light comes on but that is all, No screen (Not even a flicker) no fan no HD activity.

    I have no idea what happened. Ive been working on computers for years and havent seen this before. Any suggestions.?

  40. hey! i had a bad bios flash on my toshiba satellite a135-s2547. i tried the criis recovery disk, it won’t work? i may be doing something wrong, not sure! says to make disk in dos mode, can’t get into dos with win xp?!? i made it in windows, maybe getting wrong bios file from toshiba site? it does read floppy drive and does boot into crisis recovery mode! any help to get my laptop back would be SUPER appreciated!

  41. Toshiba has horrible customer service and deficient A135 Satellite laptops. It seems that we all have the same issues and that they are happening right after the 1 yr expiration of warranty is up. What a waste of $400+ on a laptop that was used 40 hrs at most. Who can you ask to start a recall ? Any suggestions

  42. High Im having a problem with my laptop its a HP DV6000.

    What happens is:

    the power comes on (when on battery or hooked up to the power supply,

    then hard-drive whirrs twice,

    fan comes on for 1 second.

    nothing appears on screen.

    then after 20 seconds (approx) it repeats the process.

    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!

    I want to know what is wrong and how much it will cost.

    Suggestions much appriciated!

  43. has any one with this problem tried removing the power cord and battery from the laptop and holding the power button for 60 seconds. then reconnect the power supply and turn it on. i dont remember where i read this but it has worked for many people including my self. Hope it works

  44. I have a toshib A135. It not boot
    AC power and power leds reamains green. The hard drive led turn on for about 3 or 4 seconds. DVD is working but nothing hppens. Black screen. I need to know if is a bad CPU or Motherboard. Memory is in good working condition, already tested. Thanks

  45. Joseph

    I am having the same problem with a Toshiba A135-S4427 laptop. Two leds are lit normally (AC and Battery). When power button depressed (it lights), disk LED lights for about 2 seconds, display stays dark, all LEDS reset to the AC and Battery LEDs. I happen to have a second identical unit. Swapped Battery, Power Supply, Hard Drive, memory (problem always stays with unit). Has anyone fixed this problem? Does Toshiba care? Thanks.

  46. untonie

    screen on toshiba 1135 used to be blank.yesterday got a friends hard disk (toshiba M 70).and did a swap of the hard disks. none of the computers worked!but my screen attempted to boot,showed a blue screen then kept on restarting.On putting back the disks to original computer, my screen now displays the blue screen screen, attempts to boot throughout without success.the M 70 is fine.what could be my problem

  47. I love all of these post… In april 2007 I bought a toshiba sat A135 s2386… same as many above, I upgraded the memory and about 13 months after I purchased it, it started acting various kinds of sketchy… All of the problems looked to be Main board issues, finally it went Kaput for good… I bought a new desktop and the last 8 months that laptop sat in a box. last week I was cleaning stuff up and about to throw the laptop in the trash, at the last minute I decided to try the power, lo and behold the damned started up without a problem… though it is missing around 40 screws from me taking it completely apart.. Now I have a working piece of junk toshiba laptop and nothing to do with it, I guess I’ll donate it to somebody… Thanks for making me chuckle by reading all of the post about problems w/ this junk toshiba as I identify with all of them

  48. I have an a135 s2386 with the same boot,freeze,etc. issues. I see the sites on e-bay, etc., that offer motherboard repair. I am an electronic tech by trade and have access to precision soldering equipment. What I would like is for someone to give me the info regarding the most commonly replaced components on the motherboard that fail and cause these issues as well as a good source for the parts. I have a spare motherboard with the same issues that I would like to repair and sell to someone on an exchange basis.
    Thanks

  49. Mark B

    I have an A135-S2386. When I turn it on the harddrive light goes on for about 2-3 sec and the green light by power button stays on. I noticed the bottom of the laptop, directly below the mouse pad got very hot before it died. Would this be a problem with the motherboard or my cpu?

  50. alicray

    Looks like we all have a common issue with the Toshiba and it usually happens right at the 1 yr mark

    Can we all write to them and see if they will issue a recall. Not really fair to pay $500 and have it die , most of the hours spent on it were minimal to boot.

    We need an address for Consumer relations dept

    Any suggestions?

  51. baklogic

    I have beenplaying with laptops, for some time now , as I have become a bit of a geek (I am a silver surfer, needing something to keep the brain working)
    It seems that many laptops have this startup problem, so often discussed, and, as it was not a necessity, I try many fixes, that I see, or, just find by accident-
    It would seem that the re-seating of the cpu (don’t forget the seating compound- I use arctic silver – and anti-static (I prefer a wrist strap, and I even use cheap rubber gloves)if you read back to Laptop freaks replies and follow his links you will find a blog on it- I don’t want credit for his work- but this can help many Laptops, as I have found, when I buy a broken one to fix(by a simple try it and see motivation)
    Some of the older Toshibas- the 6000 series particularly, have a problem similar to the startup problems discussed here, and it seems that as the cmos battery runs too low, the startup board (seperate on these laptops) also can die- On replacing the startup board, Bingo, all is well.
    Static discharge is your worst enemy with Laptops – I know, because I got lazy, early in my experimentation period, I killed a few Laptops, by not being careful enough- its worth the extra time.
    Good luck to all, and my thanks to Laptop freak, for the use of these blogs, and the information we all get from them being here.

  52. magdi

    i had a 135 toshiba. it stopped woking suddenly. finally i had to change the motherboard. at the service center they told me that the boot unit damaged and i had to change the motherboad. well i think The Toshiba company makes laptops to sell the motherboards. i noticed that all my friends had to change the mother boards. there should be a defect in the product that the manufature did intentionally to sell sparepats to the victims of buying toshiba brand. toshiba is no longer a good brand.it is a junk.

  53. I bought a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2266 a tear ago and i got the same problem it does not start when i push a power button.
    It just fan and dvd light was working. I think this is a common problem for this model.
    I visited the service center and they told me that problem was the mother board and must be change. The price of a mother board is more than half of the price of the unit 1,700 Saudi Riyal (US# 453.00)
    The company must make an action before its to late.
    Help please…..

  54. Gordon

    Lots of problems descibed here and they are similar. However, not to many solution but there are a few.

    The best thing you can do when Toshiba models get this “1 year” bugg is, as stated above by some including “baklogic”:
    1) Remove main battery, wait …., replace and try to start. Remember, the battery must have power.

    2) Replace the cmos battery.

    1) and 2) are connected somehow. To solve this problem we must know what happens when the power button is hit and how initial electic is supplied in the initial startup phase between cmos battery and main battery.

    Looking forward to more input here ..

  55. tony weber

    hi we can sort the mother boards issues out just send ur details and we will get back 2u

  56. Sooners

    Same thing just happened to my Toshiba Satellite A75-S211 laptop today. Wouldn’t start up but turned on and stayed at blank screen. I turned it off, unplugged the power cord and turned it back on, and to my surprise it actually worked and booted.

    So I would give this a try first, if that didn’t work, turn off, take out the battery and unplug and hold power button for 30 seconds and try again.

  57. Toshiba laptop A135 series, approx. 3 yrs. old. Was working fine, ran virus scan and shut down. 2 days later went to turn it on and nada (has Vista). Only blue power light showing, faint fan or disk sound, black screen and no powering up of laptop. Before pitching a fit and throwing the laptop out the window (longgggg day) I found this forum and followed the advice above to unplug it from the a/c cord, take out the battery for a minute or two, put battery back in and plug the a/c cord back in and YES! I have power and a working laptop again. THANK YOU techguys! I wanted to leave this note just to confirm that at least in my case that solution definitely worked.

  58. I have a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6147 that has just started acting flaky. First it stopped waking up if you close the cover–had to depress the power button and force for a restart.
    Now the power button will not restart the system no longer how long you hold it so now I have to disconnect the power and the battery for a few moments and then restart.

    Also, on restart the power button will light, you can hear the starting whine and then after a second or two it just stops and goes quiet. Push the power button and it will do it again.
    After about 3 or 4 times of this it will finally start–sometimes I have to disconnect power and battery a couple times first.

    Once the computer starts it will run for hours with no problem–with the lid open it will come out of sleep–I am wondering if it doesn’t have enough power to start and is failing–maybe after a couple times there is enough residual charge or something has gotten warm enough to allow a start.

    I fear this is only going to get worse until it finally just won’t start.

  59. My Toshiba Satellite A135 wasn’t even powering up at all (no blue ‘power’ light either).

    Glad I came across this forum – I first removed and refitted the RAM and then removed the a/c power cord and battery.. waited a couple of minutes.. and then reinstalled the battery and powered up as recommended.. Voila! Now seems to work normally again! Go figure. :)

  60. I also have a Toshiba satellite pro A120.windows is not getting started. After turning the laptop on, the screen for windows XP comes but then suddenly it goes to a blank screen and doesn’t move any further.However, cursor is visible on the blank screen.
    can anyone please help?

  61. Have a Toshiba M105-S3074 like someone earlier… exact same problem… power comes on… Toshiba screen with F2 or F12 prompt and in a matter of seconds it goes black. No added sounds except fan. The CD/DVD drive does work… Can power off by just a quick touch of the power button. Tried the power cord disconnect and battery disconnect and holding down power button for 60 secs – still no luck. How do I disconnect inside power to reset as someone else suggested? Thanks in advance for any help whatsoever.

  62. Laptop Freak

    A Ray,

    Have a Toshiba M105-S3074 like someone earlier… exact same problem… power comes on… Toshiba screen with F2 or F12 prompt and in a matter of seconds it goes black. No added sounds except fan. The CD/DVD drive does work… Can power off by just a quick touch of the power button. Tried the power cord disconnect and battery disconnect and holding down power button for 60 secs – still no luck.

    Could be memory failure.
    Try removing memory modules one by one. Test the laptop with each module separately. Can you boot when only one module is installed?

  63. geckojoe17

    I have had the same problem with my Toshiba A135. I sent it back to Best Buy 4 times. They kept it at least 2 weeks each time. They replaced the battery once and the motherboard 3 times. The last time I got the computer back 2 days before the warranty ran out. It did the same thing again the week after I got it back. I called Toshiba. They sent me a one time repair ticket. They replaced the motherboard. The same thing happened within one month after I got it back. I shelved it and bought an HP. I finally broke it out and took it to a repair shop. The guy was an idiot. He charged me $65 to tell me the power cord is bad. It’s not. It charges the computer fine. I have it running fine in Safe Mode which indicates that it is a software issue. If you can get it in Safe Mode, copy all your data then wipe your drive and reinstall your OS.

  64. I have the same, toshiba a135-s4427, will not start up. When i push the power button the little blue light above it comes on. The CD/DVD drive will run and the fan will too. But nothing will come up on the screee . I have used an external screen and nothing has happened. At this point is the CPU or the Motherboard, but like was explain before is the Motherboard. What you can do is a power reset to the Motherboard by taking off the Motherboard battery. for that you need to take off the CD-DVD Room, once the battery is off, with the main battery out, press the on/off button for 45 seconds. that should fixed. some times when the Motherboard fail, it loocks, and the only way to unloocked is by doing this.

  65. I also have a Toshiba M105 my problem is that the power comes on… the Toshiba screen with F2 or F12 prompt comes on the progress bar gets to about 70% and stops… I have left the laptop for an hour and it does not progress any further. No added sounds except fan. The CD/DVD drive does work… Can power off by just a quick touch of the power button. Thanks in advance for any help whatsoever.

  66. im having a problem like that as well but only power LED comes on nothing else. thought it was chrger so i bought a new one but nothing. doesnt seem to be chargeing the battery or anything NOTHING turns on and i dont know what to do next

  67. I have a toshiba 1805-S204 its work great if i use the ac adapter with no battery inside in my laptop. My problem is if i will put the battery in, it will shut off, it will not turn on also if i use the ac adapter if i put the battery inside. pls pls pls….help me to fix this problem thank’s in advance

  68. HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM F2 AND F12 BOOT MANAGER SCREEN COMES UP AND JUS STAYS THERE

  69. Laptop Freak

    james,

    HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM F2 AND F12 BOOT MANAGER SCREEN COMES UP AND JUS STAYS THERE

    Maybe bad memory? Try removing memory modules one by one. Test the laptop with each memory modules separately. Can you boot the laptop when only one module (either one) is installed?

  70. Elikem

    am also facing a problem where the laptop power comes and the hard disk light comes and goes off almost immediately, but nothing is displayed on the screen. What should i do?

  71. Strange. The remove-battery-remove-AC-power solution worked!

    My wife came into the my office this morning with a shocked look on her face claiming her laptop (A135-S4527, purchased March 2007) was dead. I scoffed and said something like “computers don’t die like that.”

    Nothing but a blue light for the power supply. No light on the power button. No noises. Nothing.

    Found this page while looking up the complaints on these machines and kept reading the same solution to the no-boot problem. This solution worked for us. No ensuring the backup is complete so all her data is backed up to date.

    Thanks for the solution, but it is odd that it works.

  72. I had the same issue described here, laptop lights light up, DVD and HD spin up but the screen doesn’t come up, computer never starts up. What fixed it for me is doing a CMOS reset. I disassembled mine to try to get at the CMOS battery but it’s soldered in place instead of popping in and out. Turns out that to reset it, you don’t need to take it apart. Just google “Satellite A135 CMOS reset” and follow those instructions. Worked great for me. System boots up fine now.

  73. I am facing a problem

    my computer Satellite P200-140 was working fine, this morning tried to turn it on where the laptop power comes on and the hard disk light comes and goes off almost immediately, but no noise at all and nothing is displayed on the screen. What should i do?

  74. Laptop Freak

    John,

    my computer Satellite P200-140 was working fine, this morning tried to turn it on where the laptop power comes on and the hard disk light comes and goes off almost immediately, but no noise at all and nothing is displayed on the screen. What should i do?

    It’s not very clear. After the hard disk light goes off the power light stays on?
    If yes, this could be memory failure.
    Try removing memory modules one by one. Test the laptop with each memory module separately. Try installing memory in different slots.
    If one of the memory modules is bad, the laptop will turn on properly when the bad module removed.

  75. ma toshiba sat would not power on ,when the adapter id plugged in the blue power light shows nothing else, once it booted and when loading on the desktop interface it suddenly went off,pls help me out1!!!!!

  76. My toshiba(i am not sure what model but my resource guide says that it is one of the L450 models)wasn’t charging for about 4-6 months and today i got a new charger and it started to charge but now the problem is when i turn my laptop on you can here it run and start up but it stops and my screen wont turn on. You can here my fan start and if u put a disk in it will try to read the disk but still the screen is black. What can i do to fix. I just spent $90 on a charger so if there is a cheep solution or fix your self way can you tell me?

  77. adam bednorz

    I to am haveing every problem listed here but can not get any thing to work please help

  78. I had similar problem wit my toshiba laptop. The indicators ‘re on & the fan was rolling but there was no display on the monitor. I removed d battery & inserted it after a week & dt solved the problem

  79. YES!!! i have that same problem what can i do.please what is the best and cheapest solution for me to under go.thanks.

  80. my wife was deleting viruses from the computer when the battery died now the laptop powers up but nothing appears on the screen. any solutions

  81. alexandar

    Hello I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-s4427. the battery for my laptop but as soon as the AC adpter Now we are off and my screen is black … I need a quick response. advance grateful

  82. Same unit and issue as above A135-S4467 model. Have found just recently that if I run the computer on ac adaptor alone, minus the battery problem of black screen does not appear (so far anyway).

    My take on this so far- Problem seems related to the the unit’s ability or inability to come of hibernation or sleep mode once left idiling, which seem to also somehow be related to the battery and or a glitch in the operating system to reconginze each.

    So far when I have taken the batery out of the equation it somehow helps this cause and allows the computer to start normally on ac power alone.
    Pk

  83. Cynthia C

    I have the PSLE8U 02P0ID – 2 1/2 years old. $599.00. Same problem as many below have described -it just stopped working 2 days ago. Best Buy confirmed motherboard is bad. After 2 hours trying to get in to a PERSON at Toshiba I called 1-800-438-3910 and asked to speak to a Case Manager. She claims motherboard issues are rare – and therefor Toshiba won’t do anything for me. Said my warranty expired sooo looong ago they can’t possibly bend policy. Unless Toshiba is convinced the motherboards are bad they will not offer anything to anyone out of warranty. Call that number please , ask for a Case Manager and get a case number. They apparently are selling disposable computers and hiding behind warrenty expiration. I’ll try the the suggestions I’ve seen from comments below and update as to whether I’ve gotten the computer to work again.

  84. I have a Toshiba M105-s3074 and it has worked fine since new. The other day the computer started and would not go past the TOSHIBA orange colored start-up screen with the F2 & F12 prompts. After the TOSHIBA screen appears for about 10 seconds, it then goes dark and starts constant non-stop beeping. Like: beep, beep, beep, beeep ………and does not stop beeping even if you keep the laptop on. You can press the power key and then it shuts down instantly. I tried taking out the memory cards in each slot. They were recently upgraded about 8 months ago. They are new and never handled and I swapped them between the ports and also tried starting the machine one at a time. No luck either way. I do not have a bootable CD and don’t know if that would help. I see and hear the CD make it’s regular start-up noice when the laptop is turned on and I also see the HDD light blink a few times when it first starts up. Seems like it is not getting to the part where the OS would kick in and boot up the laptop. What do you suggest? The battery is fully charged and I tried it with the battery only, the AC charger only and both. Does not make a difference whether Battery powered only or AC powered. Same continual beeping noise and dark screen. Oh, when I press F2 or F12 at start-up, that also does nothing. Laptop has always worked fine and now it won’t boot up. Please share some ideas for me to try. Thanks!

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