Toshiba Tecra A8 not powering on completely

By nm13
Jan 14, 2010
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  1. I have a toshiba tecra a8 and when i power it on the power light turns on but the screen, fan, and drive dont. I know the board is getting power because every know and then the fan turns on and blows out hot air. i can hear the hdd turn on evey time i power it on.

    Does anybody have any idea whats wrong?

    Is the board fried?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    How old is your hard drive? Have you tried shifting memory modules to see if it will boot on one, and not the other?
  3. nm13

    nm13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    about 2 years but the hdd still works because i connected it to my desktop and i can still use it.
    i only have 1 memory module should i buy another one?
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    No, but test your existing module in both sockets, and I suggest downloading and running the free MemTest86 for four hours or seven passes in each socket.
  5. nm13

    nm13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    how do i run it?
  6. nm13

    nm13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i just got windows 7 on my laptop. if i get a new motherboard will i have to install it all over again?
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