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My toshiba laptop will not power up


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the 'a' train 64

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My laptop wont power up at all its a toshiba satellite psm40c . when i press the power button it does nothing at first then about 2 or 3 seconds after i push the button it powers on for about 4 seconds and then powers off if some can help me that be awsome
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That used to happen to my DELL Inspiron 4150. Shortly after, it was too late for it b/c some hardware device failed. I used to drop it on accident a lot and I OC'd it. Anyway, right now I am typing on a Toshiba Satellite L25. The techs here are real good and answer real quick too. I'd be curious to know what is causing this problem on your laptop too.
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How old is the battery? It may be time for a new one.
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its a year old but i still have a problem turning it on while its plugged it
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Actually, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but even though you're plugged in, power still must go through the battery, and if your battery is old and worn, it will not do any good, however a new one would also fix that issue. Oh well, back to the usual drill... When did this start? Have you made any changes to your system recently?
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it started two days ago it acually was doing this and then i just randomly pushed the button just for the [bleep] of it and it turned on and worked fine so i started using it installed my linux in because i had recently formatted my hd after i installed linux i turned it off and left it went out for a bit came back maybe 5 hours later and it started doing the same thing with not turning on i've read up some stuff and somebody said that sometimes when the computer gets super hot it can acually melt the solder for teh power connections but my thought is if that were the case teh blue light would not even come on at all
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how would i go about checking if it is the battery with out leaving my house lol
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I'm not sure if this is the case for all Tosh lappies but as far as I'm aware you don't need the battery inserted to power up.

A real good source of info is http://www.laptoprepairguy.com/ as he seems to specialise in Toshiba laptops. It even has step by step guides on taking them apart. If you r problem is a common one you will likely be able to read about it there.

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