04-05-2012 12:50 PM
04-05-2012 07:21 PM - edited 04-05-2012 07:23 PM
Mediachick wrote:....I took the battery out, used the adapter cord, held the power button down for 60 seconds. Nothing....
It sounds like you were trying to do a system reset. But, you should NOT use the adapter cord.
Try a proper system reset. Power off the laptop, unplug the AC from the unit, remove the battery, press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds, replace the battery and AC, power on, IF see the Toshiba logo, press the 'F2' key to enter the BIOS Setup, in setup press 'F9' to load setup defaults, press 'F10' to save and exit, and then boot into Windows.
If that doesn't work and you're brave enough to try disassembly to access the switch, these links might be helpful:
Please let us know what happens. Good luck.
04-06-2012 06:50 AM
04-06-2012 08:30 AM
If you're not willing to pop the top and check for loose connections, then consider paying for an hour of labor and get a diagnostic and an estimate on getting it fixed.
But, your unit is 4 or 5 years old now.... getting close to door stop material. It's probably not worh spending a couple of hundred bucks on.
The good news is probably everything on your hard drive is recoverable!
Let us know what you decide/happens. Good luck.
04-09-2012 04:06 PM
I am having the same issue, I have a Satellite L455D, it just start on Friday, I always go into hibernation, shut down, or sleep, I found out yesterday by holding my ear to the buttom of the laptop it is not powering up completely It took me an hour today to get my laptop going and right now the screws are in a cup on my laptop table would the removing the battery pushing the button in help this laptop,.... when it starts there are sounds missing when it restarts any help would be appreciated
04-09-2012 05:22 PM
Glimlet, you are better off starting your own thread than piggy-backing on to a thread that has a similar sounding problem. Or, in your case, piggy-backing off 2 similar sounding problem threads. Please do not post the same problem on 2 or more different threads.
Also, whenever you post a problem here, we need your full model number, like Satellite L455D-S5976, and your model's part number, like PSL5YU-00Q01T. Look on the Toshiba label on the bottom of your computer. As well, you should always post the Windows version you're using, like Windows 7 32bit edition.