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Toshiba laptop won't boot up


Dazman5

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Hi all,

Last night, I logged off my laptop as normal, and when I came back to it an hour later, it wouldn't boot up.

I have three green lights to indicate that it is fully charged and connected to the socket, but when I press power, it attempts to boot up for a couple of seconds and then stops, plus nothing appears on the screen. The three green lights remain on. When I hold down the power button for five seconds, you can hear it shut down, as you would if everything was working correctly.

I tried taking the battery out, and putting it back in etc, but still nothing.

Does anyone have any ideas? I presume it is a simple case of the motherboard breaking, but was curious to see if anyone thought it might be something else.

Thanks in advance.

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Dazman5

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Thanks for all of the advice.

I never noticed the DC IN go in before the last shut down, but overheating could have played a part as I had been working a night shift using my laptop the previous two nights. The laptop was only on for an hour before the last proper shut down, but maybe overheating played a part in some form.

The laptop is a few years old anyway, so it was about time for a new laptop! I will make inquiries into the cost of a repair, but obviously with how old the laptop is, it probably isn't worth it in the long run.

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