08-25-2011 04:51 PM
I have a Toshiba NB205. I press the power button and it is stuck on the black screen reading Toshiba Leading Innovation.
When I press esc it brings me to BIOS information reading
KAVAA BIOS version V1.20
CPU= 1 PROCESSORS DETECTED
INTEL ATOM CPU N280 1.66GHz
1015M SYSTEM RAM PASSED
512 KB CACHE
SYSTEM BIOS SHADOWED
VIDEO BIOS SHADOWED
FIXED DISCK 0: HITACHI HTS545016B9A300
When trying to press F2 or F12 (setup or boot selection) it will not go through
When you power on the device and hold F2 or F12 it will not go through but hangs on please wait
When you try to press 0 for system recovery, it does nothing
When you press del it does nothing
It just stays on the Toshiba screen. The LED light for the hard drive blinks about 2 seconds upon start up and goes off. My general diagnosis is that the hard drive has failed, but could I be missing something.
Since the computer does not come with a DVD/ROM drive, trying to run a recovery counsle through windows is not an option, however, if I cannot access boot device selection, I would not be able to run this anyways.
Has anyone else getting this problem and if so has it been solved? As I said, I am diagnosing that the hard drive has failed...
03-20-2012 02:37 AM
Have an NB205-N311/WH with same/similar symptoms.
Splash Screen Displays, All LED's function as normal, but once the BIOS Splash disappears, the display goes black and no further activity commences.
All keyboard activity (including an external via USB) is unresponsive.
All other components tested via software and swap-isolation checking.
Have seen much on this topic for the NB205 line, but there's no definitive solution posted AFAIK.
Any expertise able to settle the issue?
05-18-2013 07:23 AM
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