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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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This started about 4 days ago. My computer just shuts off for no reason and will not reboot unless I take the battery out for a few seconds and then put it back in. I have tried to boot just from AC power but it won't work. The laptop runs fine once booted but will eventually just shut off with no notice. Does anyone have any ideas? I have XP with service pack 3 on it. Thanks!

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What happens if you boot the laptop then remove the AC? Does it behave the same if you boot into BIOS settings only?

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What happens if you boot the laptop then remove the AC? Does it behave the same if you boot into BIOS settings only?
If I remove the AC it runs normally for a while and then it just shuts off. Sometimes it's an hour, sometimes 3. I never know when it'll happen. I don't know how to boot into BIOS settings only.
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When you power ON and the Toshiba logo splash comes up... notice if you see words like F1 for Setup shown on the screen. Press that key to go into BIOS settings.
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The only options that come up on startup are F2 to enter setup and F12.
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Try F2 and see if it will bring you into BIOS settings menu. If it does, leave it in that screen and wait if it will shut off just like how it behaves in Windows. Post back what happens.
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It hasn't done a thing. It just stayed in the BIOS menu.
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Hmmm so that means you were able to boot into BIOS and it stayed there without rebooting itself? If so, then your problem could be on the the XP side. Can you boot into Safe Mode without problems?
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If I shut down normally and then restart I can get into safe mode. If the laptop crashes, then I have to take the battery out and put it back in before I can get into safe mode (or anything else). Is it possible this is simply an overheating issue?
By the way, thanks for helping me!
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Is there any chance a new battery could fix the problem?
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Got it fixed. There was a piece of paper stuck on one of the fans that was really hard to see and it was stopping the fan. I removed it and all is good now. It was actually one of those tiny little stickers that was on some part of the computer. Thanks for all the help though!! I really appreciate it!!
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Glad to know you got it fixed. Thanks for the update.

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