Laptop powers on, stuck at loading screen

By ILovemecomputer
Sep 28, 2008
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  1. Hey everyone, i'm new to this place, just needed some guidance from some skilled computer techies. I have a toshiba laptop that powers on, charges fine. But it is stuck at the " In Touch with Tomorrow"
    TOSHIBA
    screen. (if this helps) My sister took the battery out of my laptop while it was running (don't ask me why) and put it in hers, then back in mine. I tryed to turn it on, oh few it works ......... then nothing. So i'm stuck.... Any suggestions? :dead:

    P.S. here's some specs.

    TOSHIBA
    Sattellite m115 - s1061 SYSTEM UNIT
    MODEL NO. PSMB6U-00G005

    If u you need anymore info, just ask.
  2. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    try reseting your CMOS settings to default, press f2 or delete ( whichever it prompts you do do) right when you turn it on , reset to default and f11 to save changes and exit.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Also try this

    Remove the Power cord and battery
    Hold down the ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
    Plug the power cord back in (leave the battery out for the moment)
    Turn on

    Does it work?
    If so, shutdown normally
    Re-insert the battery
    Turn back on

    :)
  4. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    P.S. it looks kinda like this




    In Touch with Tomorrow
    TOSHIBA

    intel

    Press F2 for System Utilities, or Press F12 for Boot Menu |||||||||||||||||| | pheonix)


    (the lines resemble the bar, see, not loading all the way)

    And when i press F2, it says "please wait...", but doesn't do anything, i have waited days and days for it to do something, but it still says "please wait..." and the F12 key doesn't even do anything, doesn't say or do nothin.
  5. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    Did you try what kim had mentioned ?
    Remove battery, unplug charger, and hold power button down for 30 seconds.
    Plug in charger, try to turn laptop on.
    If system starts, turn off , put the battery back in.

    Let us know if that produces any results.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Did you try the above?

    Also try this (may as well use this post to try to help further)

    Remove the HardDrive (it is usually held in by one screw)
    Then push it back in securely
    Then turn on

    I have seen faulty HardDrives give this error, doing the above (then letting me know x 2) sometimes fixes it

    Edit:

    Oh thanks xLokix
  7. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    i tryed kims theory, didn't work, im going to do the hardrive thing now, where exactly is it located? i don't want to unscrew anything that shouldn't be unscrewed....
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  9. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    tryed it, didn't work, anymore ideas????
  10. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    You guys think i should take it in?
  11. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    should i try the recovery disc????
  12. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    Im not sure i would take it to a shop , sounds like your motherboard is toast , and depending on your financial situation that can cost more than the laptop is worth to fix. Its your call.
  13. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    Recovery disk ? If im understanding correctly you cannot get past the bios correct? That will not help anything , however give it a try i may be mistaken . Im not sure because im not witnessing the problem first hand , but you most likely will not be able to run the disc. Seems to me like your freezing before the system is booting your hardware ( Harddrive , cd-rom , floppy )
     
  14. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    well, im only 14, it's not like i have a job or anything. So, i guess im S**t outta luck. Thanks for all your guyses help and everythihng, i really appreciate the effort. I guess we can't save my precious

    R.I.P
    K-mans Laptop
    :dead:
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I should've said re-seat the Memory (Ram) too
  16. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Maybe i could send a video of what it does to you???? I don't know, if you really think we could save it, ill make one.
  17. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    o sorry, what? Memory ram???? how????....????
  18. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    The memory is located under a small square panel on the bottom of the laptop , should be a small screw holding it in place, memory lays "flat" in the laptop just lift it up it goes back in at an angle and press it down flat.
  19. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    looks like a 3 inch rectangular green chip with about 4 black raised squares on it. Take it out , put it back in.
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  21. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    .... pulled it out, gave it a little breeze. put it back in, no dice....
  22. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    ok wait a minute, lets recap here, what is BIOS?
  23. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    wait a sec, what is BIOS?
  24. xLokix

    xLokix Newcomer, in training Posts: 48

    Basic input-output system, pretty much in a nutshell its the basic software installed on your motherboard to allow you to install an operating system and manage hardware. ( windows etc)
  25. ILovemecomputer

    ILovemecomputer Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    oh.... so when it shows the loading bar for windows, thats bios?
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