I have a toshiba M40x laptop which wont start up. I was using it yesterday and then went to put it on the floor to go do something and as i did so it switched off. Initially I assumed it may have overheated, which it has done in the past) so left it for a while, but when I came to switch it back on it wouldn't power up. The power light comes on when the dc adapter is connected, but there is no light for the battery, to say it is being charged ( there was charge in the battery however when it switched itself off). The power on button doesn't light up when pressed . i have put in a cd/ & dvd and the light comes on to show it is trying to read the disc, also, the fan comes on after about 30 seconds. The fan doesn't stay on without the dc adapter in.but will stay on all the the time otherwise. I had read on forums to disconnect both dc adapter and battery then to hold the power in button for a minuteish which i have done. the first time i did this i did then get the light to come on on the power on button and i had the self test screen for a matter of seconds then it shut down again. i now can no longer get anything at all when i press the power on button. i have also tried reseating the ram but when i opened it up there didn't seem to be anything to actually remove to reseat, so assumed the memory is internal. Not being a pc whiz at all, i didn't want to take the back off completely. Is there anything else I can try? and if so , ill need an an explanation in dummy language!! lol
In that case, I would say it is definitely a Power problem. The fact that you can still see 'lights' does not really mean anything, those lights need very very little power at all. I would say you need a new Power pack, or that there is a physical problem with the power connection in the laptop - quite a common occurrence.