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Help on laptop keeps turning off after turning it on?

By Littlethumper
Dec 3, 2008
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  1. Whenever i turn the laptop on, in just 2 seconds it turns off by itself.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Reseat Ram and HardDrive
    Disconnect any externals especially USB
    Test without the battery plugged in
    Check for any build up of dust near where the fan is
  3. Littlethumper

    Littlethumper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    I dont have external hard drive and there isnt any build up dust as
    i checked so all i have to do is reset RAM? Hmmm, i don't think
    i even know how to reset the RAM, could you give me an idea please?
    I'm so sorry for being dumb on computer.

    Thanks,
    Joy
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    No problems Joy

    Actually your Toshiba manual may be best to download anyway, because you really need to follow all safety precautions
    (ie Power and battery out; and adhere to all anti-static warnings)

    But usually it's quite simple
    Remove all power
    Turn the laptop over
    Locate the Ram plastic cover
    It will probably have one screw to remove (some have clips)
    Remove the screw and cover
    Hopefully you see the Ram cards
    Unclip them on the side of the Ram (gently)
    Then pull them out
    Blow out all dust
    Squeeze them back in, and then seat them down, until they click in
    Put the covers back on

    By the way, I was talking about the internal Harddrive, which is pretty much the same principle as the Ram (different cover though)

    More info here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
  5. Littlethumper

    Littlethumper Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    I thank you again for the tutorial thread...i will do that this weekend my day off.
    Like what the weather will be, i'd prefer to stay home and work on this,lol.
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