Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Crashes

By heart2heal
Sep 21, 2007
  1. jeovanevs

    jeovanevs TS Rookie

    Now its my time.

    Well, I was using my laptop normally since I've bought it, about a year ago, I've upgraded the memory to 2GB in dual channel and it worked well until last week, when this damn black screen appear for the firs time. I was using it for 2 consecutive days, without stopping, downloading some stuff.
    First I thought it might be a problem of overheating, then I found in some forums this problem of the bios, I upgraded it to version 2.0, but the problem continues. Sometimes it works sometimes not.
    I detected that when I remove a memory module and turn the laptop on it works normally. After that when I return the other module and it turn on normally. But I just let it turned off for some time that the problem reappears.

    If somebody could help me, or have any idea about what is this problem. Thanks.
    For now I will take out and put in the memory module when I want to start my laptop.

    Thanks all.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 22,021   +212

    It is possible that the motherboard has died (or the video GPU). I have 2 Toshibas that needed the motherboards replaced for this reason, just in the last month
  3. mrfixx

    mrfixx TS Rookie

    I also have a A215-S4747 which am now haviing random Blue Screen reset issues.
    I upgraded the hard drive, memory,and DVD-RW drives. The Laptop worked perfectly
    for several months after the upgrades and now it keeps doing random Blue Screens Of Death.
    I re-installed Vista totally and this has not solved the problem at all. I dont have time to write down
    the blue screen errors, but it seems that each one of them is different. The laptop is over 1 year old now and I have it at 4 gig RAM, 500GB HDD.
    It almost seems like an overheating issue, but the CPU fan IS blowing air and this is NOT a Black sreen, but Blue Screens..


  4. gamikzone

    gamikzone TS Rookie

    Well Mr.Fixx the problem could be easy ive had a A215-S4747 for 2 years now i havent upgraded the first unit i had contained a dead pixel on screen which i had to replace but the problem with your unit random blue screens is probably because of the memory u have installed. The maximum the unit supports is 4gb but windows vista 32bit only supports around 3gb so try removing one of the memory cards u have installed if u stop getting blue screens then u should buy a 1gb card at the same speed PC25300 or 6400 if u have the orignal u can usee it if its PC2 5300 the same u bought if not they would not work as good together so u can buy PC2 6400 1gb or 5300 depending on what u have installed.
  5. Littlethumper

    Littlethumper TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Same issue and updated mine on the link ASKNETGUY shared.
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