Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings
When it rains it's pours
Published on August 1, 2008 By PoSmedley In Personal Computing
Now it's my wife's laptop.
She has a Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop. No virus' that I know of and has been running fine.
When you start it, the light on the start button comes on. You can hear the cooling fan..but I don't hear the HD doing anything at all and nothing at all is appearing on the screen. I'm thinking the HD is shot. The laptop is about 2 years old. Any thoughts on what the problem might be?

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on Aug 01, 2008
uPDATE...
The power light comes on...all the led lights come on. I have looked and know there was a battery recall, but this battery does not meet the requirements. I cannot find anything that says whether this particular model will run without a battery or with a bad battery. Currently, my wife has it plugged up and charging just incase the battery is dead.
on Aug 01, 2008
Laptop should be able to boot without battery. Have you tried that? Bad batteries, in other hand may cause booting problems. If it was only hard drive issues, you should be able to be seeing POST boot process in least.

Actually it should be able to boot without hard drive, it will simply display boot disk not found and stop there. You might want to try that by removing hard drive and trying to boot it with and without battery.
on Aug 02, 2008
Do you use hibernate mode? I've seen laptops get stuck in hibernation. If so, you might try starting in Safe Mode and shutting off hibernation.
on Aug 02, 2008
There comes a cable to run laptop with AC or DC. You wont need battery in that case. Get that.
on Aug 02, 2008
Po'...you're a pain in the ass...  

Remove battery and/or unplug power cable. Press Power button and hold (count to 10 and release). Plug in AC/Battery power cable. Press Power button.

on Aug 02, 2008
Remove battery and/or unplug power cable. Press Power button and hold (count to 10 and release). Plug in AC/Battery power cable. Press Power button.


It worked. I don't know how, but it worked. Thank you.
on Aug 04, 2008
Hey Yrag! I got one more Puter on the blink.

I know it may be outta your area, but....



...it sure would help quite the baby down if I could get this virus gone.
on Aug 04, 2008
Doh failed sleep freeze. I forgot about that possibility.
on Aug 05, 2008

It worked. I don't know how, but it worked. Thank you.

Jafo is wise to yrag's tricks....

He actually sneaks into people's homes and causes the errors....

....then comes on here and 'magically' solves them.

There's a medical/mental disorder for that sort of thing.....

on Aug 05, 2008
  

Terry's machine is next.....

While I was at Po's, I purposely inserted that misspelling in the kid's Leapster....just to irritate you.....    
on Aug 05, 2008

I purposely inserted that misspelling in the kid's Leapster....just to irritate you

I actually hadn't noticed it....

Geez you're sly and devious....

on Aug 06, 2008
He actually sneaks into people's homes and causes the errors....
....then comes on here and 'magically' solves them.


Wow, I thought I was on to all the tricks but I missed that one. It all makes sense now. Now I understand why yrag sugggested I always keep pie in my household.   
on Aug 06, 2008
He actually sneaks into people's homes and causes the errors....


And apparently, nothing's sacred...

on Aug 06, 2008
Is that before or after his visit?...
on Aug 06, 2008
Is that before or after his visit?.


After, of course. I'm too technically challenged to hack Etch-A-Sketch.
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