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Laptop turns off after a second?


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owen5

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Hi, hopefully someone will be able to help with this....

My son has a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-255 with Win 7HP.
A couple of months ago he managed to break the right hand hinge and damage the screen cable and some other lead (something to do with the wi-fi?) by inadvertently jumping on it (it was in his bed, but he didn't realise).
It continued to work for about a month, but then one day simply wouldn't turn on - when you press the power button the fan comes on but then the laptop immediately shuts down.
I've had the hinge and screen cable repaired, but the laptop still won't turn on.
I have tried removing the battery and running on mains power.
I have also checked the hard drive and RAM - both are fine.

I'm concerned that the problem could be with the motherboard - if this is the case then it's probably not worth paying to get it fixed. However before I'm reluctant to give up on it completely without eliminating any other potential problems.

Can anyone offer any help/ advice please?

Thanks,

Owen.
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Wolfeymole

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My daughter allowed my ten year old grandson to take his lappy to bed.

He would fall asleep with it on and then when asleep turn over and the laptop went on the floor.

My grand daughter pushed the charger in her lappy so hard that it broke it off inside.

It sounds like your lad has given this box some serious hammer Owen and I personally wouldn't trust him with a bag of marbles as kids have no respect for anything these days.

Most repair shops that are reputable, and even ones that are not, can charge £40-50 an hour at least to work on a machine.

Anyway back to the main agenda, I reckon this machine has been on the bed that long that either the CPU has blown via overheating or it's full of dust.
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You may well be right - it has spent a lot of time on his bed.

Thankfully I didn't pay for it - he did. So it's his own money that he's wasted rather than mine. Maybe it will teach him a lesson....

Is there any way that I could diagnose the problem without taking it to a shop?
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As I have said the cpu could be fried due to overheating or it could be that the internal psu is faulty.

Have you any experience of stripping laptops down to diagnose them at all?

Sorry to sound so negative here but in my opinion it would be not be worth it considering the problems that it has.
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ive had a cpl hp's that did the same thing, luckly all it was is dust in the fans, i opened the laptop, took my can of air and blew out everything i could find. just a thought
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Certainly worth a try....
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