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Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 Overheating

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June 6, 2010 8:47:59 AM

I am having trouble with a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934. I believe it is overheating.
It stays on for 10-40 minutes before either screen freezing (hard freezing; caps lock and mouse unresponsive) or powering off. It also demonstrates problems while it is on.

Toshiba Satellite L305 Satellite L305D-S5934 specs here: http://gdgt.com/toshiba/satellite/l305d-s5934/specs/
The hard drive has no operating system on it.
RAM = 3 GB; 1x 2GB & 1x 1GB

I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 but early on in the installation, blue screen. Details=
STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x001003f0).
The system has been shut down.

This blue screen occurs after installation files are loaded to RAM and after the 4-colour pulsating Windows 7 logo is displayed.

All of the diagnostic tools I have tried on Hiren's Boot CD cause screen freeze without reporting conclusive data.

BIOS does not have any temperature monitor nor does it have fan speed controls.


I have tried:
Hiren's Boot CD 10.0 - nearly every diagnostic tool on the disc (system screen freezes, no data is reported)
Booting into Windows Vista prior to formatting HD - screen freezes shortly after boot
disassembling entire laptop and cleaning fan, cpu, motherboard, heat sinks and all related parts with canned air
formatting HD
Looked for relevant BIOS settings, but none exist
Using each stick of RAM individually for diagnostic testing (screen freezes with each, no data is reported)

Thank you for taking the time to read and reply. Please ask for any additional information you need and I will provide it.
Cheers!

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June 8, 2010 12:45:28 AM

Did all of this start when trying to install W7 or was it acting up before? If it was before, i suspect that it may have something to do with the hard drive going out. However, if the laptop feels really hot, it could very well be over heating. Seeing that you have tried the can of air, your options may be limited. It can be hard to solve the issue, especially if you cannot get an temp monitors to work. Have you tried something like Speed Fan (if the previous OS install still exists)? Your best bet may be to contact Toshiba and see if they have anything to say.
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June 9, 2010 4:26:36 AM

Thank you for your reply.
It was acting up before on a Windows Vista installation. The hard drive has bad sectors.
The reason I have not pursued testing with another hard drive is that I don't have access to another one. I will get ahold of another one somehow, test with that, and report back. Thank you for the lead.
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November 10, 2010 2:24:21 PM

buwish said:
Did all of this start when trying to install W7 or was it acting up before? If it was before, i suspect that it may have something to do with the hard drive going out. However, if the laptop feels really hot, it could very well be over heating. Seeing that you have tried the can of air, your options may be limited. It can be hard to solve the issue, especially if you cannot get an temp monitors to work. Have you tried something like Speed Fan (if the previous OS install still exists)? Your best bet may be to contact Toshiba and see if they have anything to say.



I own a computer shop and have the same prob on tihs toshiba, i also thought it was a bad hd but its still does it, im tring ram now but i really think its over heating . im gona have one of my techs open it up and redo some thermal compound and blow out the inside. maybe that will help
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November 10, 2010 2:49:41 PM

not ram, im going to take it apart. it crashes 15sec to 20 mins.

i think toshiba did apply thermal compound right, maybe not enough or it smashed out. anyways. thats we are doing next
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November 14, 2010 10:11:50 PM

hardware specialists,

I'm glad to hear someone is having a similar issue. I tried a hard drive without bad sectors, but it did not resolve the issue.

At this point I gave up and returned the computer to its owner. The issue remains unresolved. I believe the owner had to buy a new laptop.

If you find a fix, please post. Perhaps someone else will benefit.

Cheers!
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November 18, 2010 6:36:38 PM

hi all i have a Toshiba satellite L305d-s5934 , and i was facing the over heat issue but i guess i solved it how i dono honestly iam sure that it dosent even reach 70 C even while iam playin poker and playin songs and got yahoo messenger on before i couldint even run anything so anyway 1st of all change the power plan to *Power save if it didnt work try to *check the fan if theres anything restricting it or slowering it like dust ...3rd *which i recommend coz it worked for me is lossing the screws in the cover of the laptop coz some times the thermal compound stop cooling the laptop maybe coz the laptop got some impacts or sthing anyway its working for me and i thought i could help .... about the Hard Disk bad sector try hard disk regenerator that would fix ur hard disk and about the ram try to figure out which ram u got is working coz u said ur r getting blue screens while installing windows so try to remove one of ur rams and turn the pc on if it didnt work then this is it and then try the other one some times it a bus thing between rams one get 128 bus and the other got 121 or sthing,, anyway iam using windows 7 and i didnt face any problem until now sorry for my bad english if u need to ask anything buzz me dasevenm0on@yahoo.com best wishes ....
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November 25, 2010 3:03:19 PM

Best answer selected by ECHOSIDE.
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May 19, 2012 6:30:30 PM

Just wanted to add an update to this one. I had the same problem when trying to install a fresh copy of Win7 Pro onto a Toshiba L305D-D5868. BSOD in same spot as described above. This machine had had Vista stripped off of it years ago and had been running fine with XP, but decided to upgrade to Win7 while putting in a new HD. Based on this topic chain and a few others I determined that the problem was in the version of OS trying to be installed. These Toshiba's won't take a 64bit OS. I switched over to a 32bit install disk and everything was smooth.
Just to let ya know....
Later,
AKJammer
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December 3, 2013 9:54:25 AM

{Toshiba SATELLITE L305D-S5869} I thought it was more complicated that it actually was. Just last night, I opened it up by using this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2AcFvd9qjc&noredirect=1 and also called these guys for advice on repairs at www.120PCFIX.com - The most basic thing after opening it up was to remove the dust build up in the fan (between blades) and the fan exhaust where the hot air is supposed to come out. When it is open and you look in there it seems as there is no dust but I blew and blew and BLEW some more and many pieces of built up dust came out, the fan even started to spin better when I cleaned it out. Keep this in mind because it is really simple if you do have some basic hardware technical knowledge, especially after seeing the video above - it shows you how to open the Toshiba Satellite. I'm so happy the issue is fixed, cool air flow out of the fan exhaust, cool laptop bottom now and THE BEST PART........ IT DOESN'T SHUT OFF!!!
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