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Isn't this thing about 4 years old? I think you're at the point where you
put this one out of your misery and buy a new laptop.
<real_@ddress_below.org> wrote in message
> Ok, so I may be overdoing it, but after a prolonged web&newsgroup
> search to see if anyone had a fix for the dying TOSHIBA SATELLITE 1800
> P3 1100, 246Mram, etc..
> Poor thing started shutting down randomly, being hard to restart..
> After one last good run for 24hours, occasionally rebooting itself,
> but always comming back- It went totally inert!
> ESC, F1, F2, ~, &or F12 with power button does nadda..
> took it apart, undid the bios battery.. nadda..
> checked fan/heat sink assembly, a BIT of dust, fan good, plenty of
> thermal paste, back together.. nadda...
> Power supply/regulator etc part of the motherboard...
> Powering it with the adaptor, it still charges the battery, after
> awhile, battery light goes from amber to green..
> But if you hit the power button.. NADDA.. a few cryptic blinks of the
> power light, which cant be ever stopped by holding the power button
> down for 10/15 secs..
> Only total unplug/battery remove will stop it..
> SHOULD have flashed the bios when I had the chance.. found out a lot
> about the buggy 1800 bios and power mngmt/hibernate
> Too late now..
> ALso heard about frying 3.3v pcmcia cards..
> Also heard about lotsa folks getting replacement mboards from toshiba
> one after another, after another..
> But no indication anyone EVER found what was behind this pattern..
> No blink error codes found in searches..
> So... Besides a plea for help (from folks WITH a TOSH 1800/ repair
> experience of same -pretty up on the general stuff, need specifics...
> WHY DID TOSHIBA KEEP SELLING THIS NASTY LITTLE THING?
> WHY THE ^%$^%$ DIDNT they finally figure the "mystery motherboard
> eating problem" out and make with a FIX ??????
> DAMN! these things MSRP'd at $2.7K 4 years ago..
> tsk tsk tsk Toshiba..
> So sad..
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