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Toshiba laptop won't boot up
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Posted March 8, 2013 at 5:04PM
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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Posted March 13, 2013 at 5:00PM
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.