Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Toshiba Satellite Won't Power Up

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
Share
July 26, 2013 11:51:53 AM

My Toshiba Satellite L635 won't give me any indications of functionality. I left the computer asleep overnight (I do this often without ay problems), but when I attempted to wake it up none of the indicators lit. The system was still asleep with the power indicator blinking at 09:00, though by 10:00 it wouldn't power up. When the battery is critical (7%) and my system sleeps it will generally hold a charge for at least 24-48 hours. I have attempted a 'bare-bones' start-up (with all unnecessary components disconnected [including the internal components such as the monitor and keyboard]).
With the 'bare-bones' setup I attempted first to start it with the battery attached and using the power button, then with the charger and power button, neither worked, I then ran the same test again, but I attempted o short the power button connectors with a pair of stainless-steel scissors; this didn't work either, so I ruled out the power button being an issue.
I don't have proper troubleshooting equipment (another battery and charger) so that may be an issue.

Below I will include all information that may be relevant.

Mfg. date: Sept. 2010
Date of purchase: Dec. 2012
Model: Toshiba Satellite L635-S3030 SYSTEM UNIT
Part # on case: PSK60U-00600| <ES5.0>
Processor: x64 Intel Celeron dual-core

The information below was found on the system board:


On another sticker: insyde
©2013
Insyde H2O ©
AS22

Printed on board w/ outline: BM10-1

There is also a table printed on the board with red dots on certain items. I have recreated the table with Excel. A red highlight means that there is a red dot on that item. The one with the question mark (?) was covered to the extent that I can't be sure of what the number was.


I would appreciate any help you can provide.

Don't give away serial numbers. - G

Best solution

July 26, 2013 12:01:04 PM

So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?
Share
July 26, 2013 12:08:55 PM

lostsurfer said:
So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?


I will try that as soon as I can, but what exactly is that supposed to do?
m
0
l
Related resources
July 26, 2013 12:11:40 PM

What that does is short any electrical charge on the motherboard as well to companents. Its basically discarging the laptop of any power. Give it a shot, I've done it several times with this issue on my tech jobs and it has resolved the issue your describing. But make sure all your compenents are installed, put the laptop back together, sounds like you already took it apart.
m
0
l
July 29, 2013 2:14:14 AM

lostsurfer said:
So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?


I tried that (multiple times, to be sure) and attempted to power up my laptop multiple ways. I saw no results. There were no lights and the fan didn't spin up.

It is worth noting that I used a universal charger set at 19v to charge my laptop. I previously used a universal charger set at 18.5v. The input labeled on my laptop is DC19v 3.24A.
m
0
l
July 30, 2013 2:29:04 PM

then I'm at a loss, unless your adapters shot.
m
0
l
November 8, 2013 9:53:24 AM

I had the same issue last night and tried the battery-out thing.......... it worked!!!! don't know how or why, but don't care either!!! THANKS!!!!
m
0
l
March 10, 2014 8:43:23 AM

grandta13 said:
lostsurfer said:
So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?


I will try that as soon as I can, but what exactly is that supposed to do?


On mine, I found out my power adapter was not giving the correct voltage the laptop was looking for. Changed power adapters and runs great! I know this is not a cure all, but I don't see anyone responding with that possibility. EDIT: Sorry, there was one.... LOL
m
0
l
April 5, 2014 3:08:22 PM

lostsurfer said:
So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?


My friend's computer (Toshiba Satellite A200 - TR6) would not turn on. I tried your solution and it worked great! Thank you for taking the time to post a solution.
Regards, Stan.
m
0
l
May 15, 2014 8:38:17 AM

lostsurfer said:
So you have taken the battery out, disconnected it from the power adapter, held down the power button for 30 seconds and then placed the battery back in and the power adapter and tried powering it on?


I have tried that over an over again with my Toshiba Satellite C855-S5308. It didn't work. What should I do then?
m
0
l
!