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pglum

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Toshiba Satellite P775 power LED comes on, fan comes on, but the processor does not start and the bios doesn't appear to load. This appears to be a hardware issue, but could it be bios. This issue happens in spurts. Sometimes I have no issues. I have run chkdsk on hard drive, removed, switched and used one and two RAM chips and have updated a BestBuy Toshiba Bios Flash and ran a repair on the MBR, but the problem continues. I wondered if perhaps it is a battery issue even though the battery has 3 hours of life and will charge properly.

Has anyone encountered this and is there any hope of a repair I can do? The computer is still under warranty, but I hate the idea of sending it in, I'd rather fix it myself than have it come back to me ruined. I have nothing in particular against Toshiba, I don't trust any manufacturer repair.
 

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I have an identical Satellite P775 (purchased from Costco 15 months ago) with the identical problem. I have tried removing parts as mentioned and sometimes it will reboot, sometimes not. I read somewhere to hold down the power button for 30 seconds and that worked once but it is not reproducible when I tried it a second time. I read that they are fussy about the drivers and would love to try to update the machine with Toshiba drivers from the toshiba site, if I could get the machine up to do so. I also would like to try flashing the bios. The machine seems to be in sleep mode ever though I have changed the bios and OS settings to tell it not to ever enter sleep mode. Any suggestions or solutions to this thread would be helpful.

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Doesn't sound BIOS related if you were able to flash. Sounds like a faulty component; possibly the board, even. But if all this is occurring when the system should be POSTing, it's most likely - almost assuredly - not software related, in my experience. Try running bench/stress tests on your CPU (like Prime95).
 
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